GIS through Gender Lens

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 through its Administrative Division–Human Resources Development Section conducted a learning event on Geographic Information System (GIS) through Gender Lens last December 5 to 9, 2022 at Go Hotels, Iloilo City.

“The work of GIS doesn’t require solely for male practitioners, females can also take part actively on it, as long as we achieve the Department’s goal, and that is the sustainability of the country’s environment and natural resources,” DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran said.

This is one of the many ways to achieve the goal of the DENR for the digitization and modernization of information management systems to enhance delivery of services.

The agency has been using scientific risk-based approaches through the aid of GIS, which can be very relevant in any completed data analysis for effective planning, managing and monitoring of the environmental hazards and risks.

The GIS, a powerful tool, is a computer system that analyses and displays geopgraphically referenced information that uses data attached to a unique location.

It is an effective means in monitoring the environmental issues with the generation of data through geographical location that can further give analysis on issues at hand on the impact of the intertwined effects of the big natural system caused by changing land use, over exploitation of resources, climate change impact, diminishing forest, high rise floods, coastal and marine degradation and disturbed wetlands.