Gender and Development
The BSU GAD Focal Point under the Office of the President, has the goal of promoting integration of gender concerns in BSU’s academic, research, extension and management programs as well as to provide direction for BSU to be gender-responsive in its development efforts.
As BSU adopts GAD Policy, it also aims at gender mainstreaming as a strategy. Part of its long term plan is therefore to revisit and review existing mandate, development directions, policies, projects and services to address gender equality concerns. The DBM Primer  recommends several entry points for gender mainstreaming: policies, people, enabling mechanisms and programs and projects. In the BSU context, initiatives have been made to pursue the goal of gender mainstreaming.
Initial review of certain policies involving student clientele; legal opinions regarding specific women’s concerns [ie RA10028 of Expanded Breast Feeding Promotion Act of 2009]
Key University Officials being involved in the planning and assessment of GAD
Review of existing structures and appropriate revisions to answer present concerns; GAD Budget allocation in the University;
Programs and projects:
Curriculum development; research and extension services with substantial integration of gender concerns
The BSU GAD Focal Point is under the BSU President’s Office. It is directly managed by the Institute of Social Research and Development, with the Institute Director as the GAD Focal Point Coordinator.