The Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) along with other investment promotion agencies (IPA) actively participated in the activities and discussions at the recent Investments Promotion Agencies’ Gender and Development (GAD) Advocacy Forum led by the Board of Investments (BOI) on 24-25 January 2022.


The activity aimed at a more in depth discussion of the Basic GAD Audit Systems and to share “best practices” as well as the challenges they face in implementing GAD-related initiatives.

At the conclusion of the GAD Advocacy Forum, representatives of the IPAs pledged to continue strengthening coordination and collaboration in advancing Gender and Development (GAD) in their respective agencies.