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The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (DOST-PNRI) goes all out as it opens its doors to partners and guests for the celebration of the Atomic Energy Week (AEW) 2023 on December 4-7 at the PNRI grounds in Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.
With the theme “Gearing up the next generation towards a Nuclear Philippines”, the 51st AEW celebration is made more exciting by the holding of the first ever Philippine Nuclear Science Olympiad. The tilt, open to junior and senior high school students across the country, offers cash prizes, meals, and certificates to the top five awardees. Moreover, the top placer will represent the country in the first ever International Nuclear Olympiad to be held in August next year.
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The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) concluded this year’s Philippine Textile Congress at the 2023 National Science, Technology, and Innovation Week (NSTW) in Iloilo City.
With the theme “Futures Thinking for Philippine Textiles,” the congress aimed not only to convene textile academics but also to pave the way for increased economic activity and entrepreneurship in the industry, as stated by DOST Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr. on Friday, 24 November 2023.
Sec. Solidum emphasized that the knowledge created should not merely be remembered but applied to action. He highlighted the importance of research, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, stating, “More benefits will redound to our kababayan if we can really do research, technology, innovation with entrepreneurship.”
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By Jacqueline R. Parairo, DOST-STII
Dr. Marlito M. Bande of the Visayas State University discusses rainforestation initiatives in the Philippines during the National Science and Technology Week in Iloilo City on November 23, 2023. (Screengrab from DOST-PCAARRD Facebook live)
The Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), in collaboration with the Visayas Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Program (ViCARP), organized a forum with the theme "Creating More Green Jobs through Science and Technology: Towards Sustainable and Empowered Communities" during the National Science, Technology, and Innovation Week (NSTW) in Iloilo City on November 23, 2023.
The forum focused on science and technology initiatives, including rainforestation and vegetable value chains, that can contribute to advancing the country’s green economy. Green jobs refer to employment that contributes to preserving or restoring the quality of the environment, whether in the agriculture industry or the services sector.
DOST Participates in the UNDP’s 1st Annual Stakeholders Forum for the SHIELD Programme; Highlights Innovations for Disasters and Climate Change
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Quezon City, 14 November 2023. The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), participated in the 1st Annual Stakeholders Forum of the Strengthening Institutions and Empowering Localities Against Disasters and Climate Change in the Philippines (SHIELD) Programme organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippines, with a theme ''Local Resilience in Action: Forging Alliances, Empowering Communities."
The SHIELD Programme is a multi-agency and multi-stakeholder initiative implemented by UNDP Philippines with consortium partners from civil society, private sector, and UN-Habitat, funded by the Australian Government, in collaboration with the DOST through the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Office of Civil Defense (OCD), among other government agencies. The Programme aims to support the Philippine Government in building institutional and community resilience to climate change, natural and other types of hazards, particularly in eleven (11) of the country’s most vulnerable provinces to disasters and climate change impacts, namely: Albay, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Cagayan, Cebu, Davao Oriental, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and Quezon.