“ASEAN Integration: Challenges and Opportunities for Promoting Gender Equality in Higher Education”, was the theme that highlighted the 4th Higher Education Summit on Gender Issues which was held last January 27-28, 2016 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Roxas Boulevard, Manila.
Dr. Doracie B. Zoleta-Nantes, College President and Prof. Dina DC. Lim, GAD Coordinator participated in the event together with the other leaders and women of power and substance from other State Colleges and Universities in the Country and key decision-makers and representative from Southeast Asian Universities and Colleges in an enlivening and enriching discussions on gender and development issues in higher education.
In particular, this year’s Gender Summit aims to identify the challenges and opportunities that ASEAN integration poses to the promotion or advancement of gender equality in higher education, to examine the gender/women’s studies programs that have been adapted to the specific contexts of ASEAN member countries and to share the approaches and strategies of member countries in preparing Higher Education for full ASEAN integration.
The two-day summit was organized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) together with their partner institutions, Miriam College-Women and Gender Institute, St. Scholastic’s College-Institute for Women’s Studies and the University of the Philippines-Center for Gender and Women Studies.