The Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) was awarded by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC), and the NAPC Women Sectoral Council for its best practices in mainstreaming gender and development (GAD) in the environment sector, along with Women in Emergencies Network (WENet) and Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK).

In particular, ICSC was recognized for its work in Sulu-an Island, Guiuan, Eastern Samar, empowering women to lead in climate change adaptation and mitigation, which includes solar home systems project, solarizing the village health center in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, BRIGHT school and establishing small resilience through adopting renewable energy and nature-based solutions.

ICSC was also awarded special citations for the following publications:

The awards were given in a three-day virtual forum held last October 18 to 20, 2022, where PCW, NAPC and the NAPC Women Sectoral Council recognized best practices of civil society groups, academia, national government agencies, and communities on mainstreaming gender in their programs or interventions. The awards given covered the following sectors: Education, Environment, Peace and Security, Women’s Economic Empowerment.

For more information about this year’s GAD mainstreaming awards, visit