PAGTANAW 2050, STI talent development and retention to take center stage in the 2022 Regional Scientific Meetings
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - In the next two months, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Offices, will jointly hold the 2022 Regional Scientific Meetings (RSMs). The RSMs are annually organized in the three major island clusters of the country namely Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao as part of the NAST PHL’s and DOST’s long-standing commitment of bringing science closer to the Filipino people. The RSMs provide a venue for the discussion of relevant and timely regional concerns, and the presentation of S&T-based recommendations.
This year, NAST PHL has chosen PAGTANAW 2050 as the focus of the 2022 Regional Scientific Meetings (RSM) and its 44th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) to promote awareness and initiate the mobilization of the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) community towards futures thinking and a sustainable blue and circular economy.
PAGTANAW 2050 is the first inter- and trans-disciplinal Philippine-focused STI Foresight to harness science and technology as tools towards innovations in products, processes, and organizations to develop our natural endowments as an archipelagic and maritime nation towards a blue and circular economy. Under the shared vision of a “Prosperous, Archipelagic, Maritime Nation”, PAGTANAW 2050 supports a technology-explicit development agenda for a globally competitive Philippine blue and circular economy that is knowledge-based, inclusive, and sustainable. PAGTANAW 2050 aims to nurture an educated, healthy, and productive citizenry.
CAMARINES NORTE –The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regional Office V and PSTC Camarines Norte, will conduct the first episode for this year’s ScienTeach: A Virtual Symposium for the Youth in Camarines Norte on March 28, 2022, at 9:00 AM via Zoom with a live broadcast on the social media accounts of NAST PHL, DOST RO5, and PSTC Camarines Norte.
The event will be moderated by Dr. Victor Marco Emmanuel N. Ferriols, an alumna of 2021 Future Science Leader Forum. Three (3) notable scientists are invited to the symposium as resource speakers to share their knowledge and experiences in their respective fields of expertise, they are Academician Windell R. Rivera, an expert in molecular diagnostics and epidemiology, molecular protozoology, and medical biotechnology; Dr. Arnold R. Salvacion, an environmental scientist and 2021 Outstanding Young Scientist awardee; and Dr. Marvin A. Villanueva, a veterinary science researcher and also a 2021 Outstanding Young Scientist.
The ScienTeach or virtual Symposium for the Youth started in the year 2020 in partnership with the DOST Regional Offices as a coping mechanism of NAST when the pandemic strikes. ScienTeach is a collection of episodes that highlights varying topics featuring National Scientists, NAST Members, and its awardees. Its objectives are to promote science and technology, bring our scientists closer to the youth, and inspire and encourage the students to pursue a career in science.
This webinar is open to all junior and senior high school students from Region V. Interested participants may register through this link: bit.ly/ScienTeachinCamarinesNorte.
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - As part of the 2021 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW), the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) presented Pagtanaw 2050, the country’s first 30-year foresight on science, technology, and innovation (STI), to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in a virtual turnover ceremony on 22 November 2021.
The ceremony was attended by DOST Secretary Fortunato T. De La Peña and other key officials and representatives from public and private institutions, SUCs and HEIs, and other partners in development.
The opening remarks was given by NAST PHL President Academician Rhodora V. Azanza referred to the Pagtanaw 2050 as the “S&T sector’s cornerstone and contribution towards the attainment of the aspirations and goals embodied in the Constitution, and those provided by global and national frameworks such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals and AmBisyon Natin 2040.” She also introduced the vision of the Philippines as a “Prosperous, Archipelagic, Maritime Nation” by 2050, which acknowledges the country’s maritime base in building a competitive, inclusive, and sustainable society through science-based utilization of natural endowments and diplomatic assertion of our rights.