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01 ICHARM visits Central 911 Office

Officials from ICHARM together with Dr. Anthony C. Sales of DOST XI visited the Central 911 Office. The head of the office, Mr. Emmanuel Jaldon, was also present to provide the group an overview of the programs and activities on disaster risk reduction and management.

 

Flood Management experts from the International Flood Initiative of International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) visited Davao City on March 10 & 11, 2017 for a coordination meeting and project tour.

 

01 HELP Davao Ludivina porticos

Ms. Ludivina Porticos, Sustainability Science Project Component 1 Leader, leads the discussion on Education and Capacity building during the proposal writeshop.

 

The Hydrology for Environment, Life, and Policy (HELP) Davao Network led the 3-day workshop on flood management and sustainability science held last February 14-16, 2017 at the Grand Regal Hotel. The workshop aimed at providing information about the programs and activities of the International Flood Initiatives of the International Center for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) and identifying issues related to flood management in Davao City.

 

02 Marco Melgar SEI

Marco Melgar of DOST-SEI explains the application process of the DOST Scholarship to Senior High School students in Sta. Maria, Davao Occidental.

In the 2015 census of population by the Philippine Statistics Authority, the country’s population hit 100.98 million. According to UNESCO, for every million people, 1,083 researchers should be focused on Research and Development. Judging by the numbers, the Philippines is lagging behind as it only has 272 researchers per million people as of 2013. Basically, we are 75% short of researchers to attain the ideal figures.

To address the lack of researchers in the country, the DOST- Science Education Institute (SEI), the agency mandated to administer scholarships and grants, and oversee all science education programs, projects, and trainings among others, headed to Davao Occidental to promote their message: “Push4Science”.

01 Renewable Energy Symposium

Participants from the academe, private, and government sector pose for a picture with the speakers during the Renewable Energy for Agriculture Symposium.

The recent developments and changes we are experiencing imply that there is a great need for energy. This need for energy is not only evident in agriculture but also in industries and even in our daily lives.

A day after the Regional Scientific Meeting, the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) together with the Southern Mindanao Agriculture Aquatic and Resource Research and Development Consortium (SMAARRDEC) held the Renewable Energy for Agriculture Symposium at the University of Southeastern Philippines. The symposium was conducted to determine the current state of knowledge and practice of renewable energy in the field of agriculture.

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In a brief ceremonial signing held at Probinsya Restaurant, DOST XI and LEADTECH officially seal the deal for the revitalization of the Mindanao Science and Technology Centrum. (R-L) Engr. Reyman Zamora of Leadtech; DOST XI Regional Director Dr. Anthony C. Sales; Assistant Regional Director Mirasol G. Domingo

In a bid to promote and strengthen science and technology in Mindanao, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region XI together with the Learning by Doing Technologies Training Resource Center, Inc. (LEADTECH) formally inked a Memorandum of Agreement that would revive the Mindanao Science and Technology Centrum on March 3, 2017.

The project entitled “Revitalization of the Mindanao Science and Technology Centrum (MSTC) through the integration of Science and Technology and Culture and the Arts” aims that the centrum will serve not only as an avenue for new local discoveries and technological breakthroughs but also as a center to showcase the culture and the arts of Mindanao. This initiative is attuned to the goals of the Duterte administration, as it identified science and technology and culture and the arts as among the economic drivers of the country.