ASTI Organizational and Project Gender Analysis Jeng Tetangco Queen Olivar and Cindy Cruz-Cabrera

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The research paper “Organizational Gender Analysis of the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and the Gender Analysis of the Project ‘Commercialization of a Locally Developed Human Breast Milk Pasteurizier’” was written as a course requirement for the Women and Development Studies course on Gender Responsive Planning and Administration (WD231) and submitted in March 2007 to Prof. Titanne Barrameda.

The paper is divided into two parts: Part I - Organizational Gender Analysis of ASTI and Part II: Project Case Study: Gender Analysis of the Project “Commercialization of a Locally Developed Human Breast Milk Pasteurizer”.

This paper won the distinguished Recognition for Best Paper Award from the College of Social Work and Community Development, University of the Philippines. First year Women and Development Studies grad students Jelina “Jeng” Tetangco (Research team head and author of Part I), Chona Rita “Cindy” Cruz (author of Part II), and Reina “Queen” Olivar (contributor) were conferred the award during the 2007 UP CSWCD graduation ceremonies.

Read the Paper: http://cindycruzcabrera.wordpress.com/papers/

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ASTI Organizational and Project Gender Analysis Jeng Tetangco Queen Olivar and Cindy Cruz-Cabrera

  1. 1. Organizational Gender Analysis of ASTIJeng Tetangco, Author of Part I – Organizational AnalysisGender Analysis of the Project“Commercialization of a Locally DevelopedHuman Breast Milk Pasteurizer”Cindy Cruz-Cabrera, Author of Part II – Project AnalysisQueen Olivar - ContributorRecipient of the Certificate of Recognition for Best Paper in 2007Department of Women and Development StudiesCollege of Social Work and Community DevelopmentUniversity of the Philippines DilimanRead the Paper here: http://cindycruzcabrera.wordpress.com/papers/
  2. 2. Executive Summary
  3. 3. Background of Study• As part of the course requirements in WD231 (GenderResponsive Planning and Administration) under Ms.Titan Barrameda, the group (composed of Cindy Cruz,Queen Olivar, and Jeng Tetangco) carried out anorganizational gender analysis of a Science andTechnology organization.• The organization chosen for the study is the AdvancedScience and Technology Institute (ASTI). ASTI is an R&Dinstitute under the Department of Science andTechnology (DOST) that is mandated to undertake R&Din the advanced fields of information andcommunications technology (ICT) andMicroelectronics.
  4. 4. Methodologies• Interviews with ASTI GAD Focal Person andASTI Planning Officer• Most of the information about ASTI wasgathered from existing documents (ASTIStrategic Plan 2006-2010; ASTI PersonnelData; Pasteurizer Project Documents)
  5. 5. Findings• Overall, ASTI has not implemented gendermainstreaming in the organization, asreflected in ASTI’s V-M-G-S, policies, programsand projects, organizational structure, andorganizational processes, which do not includegender.• The ASTI Annual GAD Plan and Budget isprepared in compliance with the requirementsof NCRFW/NEDA/DBM and is not indicative ofthe institutionalization of gendermainstreaming.
  6. 6. Findings• The current GAD Focal Person carries out theinstitution’s gender-related initiatives as anadditional task. It is not part of her terms ofreference.• The Human Resource Officer position, whoshould be the GAD Focal Person, is currentlyunfilled.• The HR Officer position also does not include inits terms of reference “gender competence”.
  7. 7. General Analysis• Gender advocates within the organization areimportant to spearhead gender mainstreaminginitiatives.• Technically, it is the GAD focal person whoadvocates, coordinates, guides, and monitors thedevelopment and implementation of ASTI’s GADplan and GAD-related programs, activities andprojects.• However, it is also critical for the ASTImanagement to fully support gendermainstreaming initiatives in order to jumpstartthe institutionalization of gender mainstreamingin the Institute.
  8. 8. General Recommendations• A review of policies, particularly HumanResources (HR) policies, to determine howgender can be integrated, with the end goal ofinstitutionalizing this in ASTI.• Corresponding policy changes to facilitate gendermainstreaming: A detailed GAD Plan specifyingstrategies for the institutionalization of gender inASTI’s policies, programs, and projects, and AGAD budget equitably allocated in the agencyGeneral Appropriations Act (GAA).
  9. 9. General Recommendations• On the program level: integration of gendermainstreaming in the Organizational DevelopmentProgram - including human resource development,process development, knowledge management, andTechnology Transfer Program.• On the project level: integration of gender in theproject development stages.• Consideration of the impact of its ICT projects on socialdevelopment, if its projects are to contribute not justto the development of the national S&T framework,but to the overall national goals in addressing poverty.
  10. 10. General Recommendations• Inclusion of gender competence in the qualifications ofthe HR Officer• Modification of the terms of reference of the HROfficer to include gender.• Gender inequality is not seen as an issue within theorganization, but this does not mean that it does notpersist. Organizational processes have a gender subtext– concealed processes subtly and latently producinggender distinctions. As such, a more in-depth study ofgender relations and distinctions in ASTI can beundertaken to find out more extensively how thegender subtext come into play in ASTI’s workprocesses, systems and practices, and culture.
  11. 11. Part I: Organizational GenderAnalysis of ASTIJeng Tetangco
  12. 12. • The Philippine Science and TechnologyFramework• The Advanced Science and TechnologyInstitute– Mandate and Functions– Objectives– Vision– Mission– Goals and Strategies– ASTI Organization– Human Resources– ASTI GAD Framework
  13. 13. • Findings and Analysis– Organizational Gender Analysis– Assessing the Progress of Gender MainstreamingEfforts of ASTI Using the Gender MainstreamingEvaluation Framework (GMEF)• Recommendations– V-M-G-S– Policies– Overall GAD Plan– Programs and Projects– Organizational Structure– Organizational Processes
  14. 14. Part II: Project Case Study:Gender Analysis of the Project“Commercialization of a LocallyDeveloped Human Breast MilkPasteurizer”Cindy Cruz-Cabrera@cindycatz
  15. 15. • Project Background– Rationale– Activities Conducted in Developing the Project– Project Goals– Project Objective– Project Organization Structure• Gender Analysis of the Project• Project Logical Framework
  16. 16. • Recommendations– Women’s Development Criteria– Policy Recommendation– Further Research– Information, Education, and Communication (IEC)Campaigns– Impact Evaluation
  17. 17. Recipient of the Certificate of Recognition for Best Paper in 2007Department of Women and Development StudiesCollege of Social Work and Community DevelopmentUniversity of the Philippines DilimanRead the Paper here: http://cindycruzcabrera.wordpress.com/papers/
  18. 18. References
  19. 19. Resources on Gender• DBM/NEDA/NCRFW. Guidelines for the Preparation ofAnnual Gender and Development (GAD) Plan and Budgetand Accomplishment Report to Implement the Sectionon Programs/Projects Related to GAD of the GeneralAppropriations Act. Joint Circular No. 2004-1. April 5,2004• Huyer, Sophia. Gender and Science and Technology froman International Perspective. June 2004. Washington,D.C.• Longwe, Sara Hlupekile. Gender Awareness: The MissingElement in the Third World Development Project. 1991• Handout materials given out in WD231 class (2nd Sem, SY2006-07): (1) The Tool as Instrument to Assess theProgress of Gender Mainstreaming; (2) The GenderMainstreaming Evaluation Framework
  20. 20. Web Sources• “Framework for an Organizational GenderAnalysis. Adapted fromwww.sdc.admin.ch/en/Home/Themes/Gender/General_and_thematic_tools/ressources/resource_en_24025.pdf
  21. 21. Resources on ASTI andPasteurizer Project Documents• ______________. ASTI Strategic Plan 2006-2010, version 1. Office of the Director.December 2006• ______________. ASTI Personnel Profile. Human Resources Unit. March 15, 2006.• ______________. Terminal Report of the Commercialization of a LocallyDeveloped Human Breast Milk Pasteurizer. 2006• SEA Consultants, Inc. Preparation of a Technology Commercialization/Business Planfor ASTI’s Tabletop Breast Milk Pasteurizer. Technology Commercialization Plan.November 30, 2006.• SEA Consultants, Inc. Preparation of a Technology Commercialization/Business Planfor ASTI’s Tabletop Breast Milk Pasteurizer. Business Plan. November 30, 2006.• SEA Consultants, Inc. Preparation of a Technology Commercialization/Business Planfor ASTI’s Tabletop Breast Milk Pasteurizer. Market Feasibility Study. November30, 2006.• SEA Consultants, Inc. Preparation of a Technology Commercialization/Business Planfor ASTI’s Tabletop Breast Milk Pasteurizer. Inception Report - Backgrounder.November 30, 2006.

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