12 October 2020

     The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) and key implementers of the GREAT Women Project 2 (GWP2) have partnered with the Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship & Human Resource Development to organize a series of online training and mentoring programs for women micro-entrepreneurs (WMEs) in the country. To be conducted from October 2020 to March 2021, this training series aims to capacitate WMEs on marketing, reinventing enterprises, and mentoring.

     Since the advent of COVID-19, GWP2 implementation has adopted to the situation by maximizing the use of digital technology in conducting regular trainings designed to educate and retool WMEs affected by the pandemic.

     The GWP2 Regional Technical Working Group (RTWG) will facilitate the selection and screening of qualified and committed participants from the 123 enrolled WMEs in the Bicol Region. Outputs such as rehabilitation and recovery plan, proposal preparation, and marketing strategies, among others, will be done during the trainings. Nationwide, there are a total of 831 GWP2-enrolled WMEs.

The schedule of trainings are as follows:


Date of Training

Mentoring on Social Media Analytics

  • 1st Session
  • 2nd Session 
  • 3rd Session

  • October 2, 2020
  • October 19, 2020
  • November 19, 2020

Mentoring and Linking to Industry Associations

Round Table Discussions

  • 1st Session
  • 2nd Session
  • 3rd Session


  • October 19, 2020
  • November 20, 2020
  • December 1, 2020

Trainer’s Training (TOT) on Mentoring,

Leadership and Self-Mastery for Women Micro

Entrepreneur Core Groups

November 19-20, 2020

Reinventing Enterprises: A Rehabilitation and

Recovery Planning Session

January 7-8, 2021

Bootcamp on Crowd Funding and Crowd


January 14-15, 2021

Digital Marketing and Social Media Analytics

February 10-11, 2021

Roll-Out Training of Revised Social Enterprise Management (SEM) and GREAT Women Entrepreneurship (GWEn) Modules for Women Micro-Entrepreneurs

  1. a. SEM Training
  2. b. GWEn Training



  • February 22-27, 2021
  • March 8-13, 2021

     GWP2, or the GREAT Women (Gender Responsive Economic Action for the Transformation of Women) Project 2 is implemented in the Bicol Region by the partner- institutions comprising the RTWG: Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Science & Technology (DOST), Department of Trade & Industry (DTI), and Socio- Economic Development Program – Multi-Purpose Cooperative (SEDP-MPC).

     For inquiries on details and requirements of the training program, WMEs enrolled in GWP2  can get in touch with their respective partner-institution or contact Mr. Noel Percil, GWP2 Local Area Coordinator (cp no.: 0947-140-6132) or Ms. Meryl Louise Piñon, Bayan Academy Online Project Officer (cp no.: 0935-736-3618 / email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). (Dr. P.O. Lucena, DOST V)