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The Department of Science and Technology- National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) is hosting its second virtual NRCP Regional Basic Research Caravan in Central Visayas on September 30, 2020.
At this time that the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is getting extensive as a result of the CoViD-19 pandemic where face-to-face gatherings like in schools are not allowed, NRCP aptly chose to present the results of the project “Uses and Users of ICT: Impact on Education and Health” conducted by its Member, Dr. Irene Villasenor, Professor of the Institute of Chemistry, UP Diliman. Dr. Villasenor will present the pervasiveness of the use of ICT and digital practices in educational and research institutions.
The webinar will also be graced by Bohol Second District Rep. Erico Aristotle Aumentado, chairperson of the Philippine House Committee on Science and Technology who will also share his expertise on evidence-based policymaking.
The NRCP Caravan, with the theme Nurturing Regional R&D Niches, is an innovative collaboration between the Council and the DOST-Central Visayas that aims to promote basic research of both global and local significance. Other institutional partners are Bohol Island State University (BISU), Cebu Normal University (CNU), Cebu Technological University (CTU), Foundation University (FU), Holy Name University (HNU), Negros Oriental State University (NORSU), Siliman University (SU), Siquijor State University (SSU), and University of San Carlos (USC).
The activity offers an opportunity for researchers, scientists, students, legislators, and faculty from various universities and government and private agencies to explore the importance of basic research and its impact to society.
The Caravan also seeks to promote and encourage membership to NRCP in Central Visayas in an effort to increase the number of researchers in the region. An added feature of this virtual activity is the presentation of the RD Leadership Program (RDLEAD) under the Science for Change Program (S4CP) of DOST. RDLead aims to strengthen the research and development competencies of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Research and Development Institutes (RDIs). It also complements the Niche Centers in the Region (NICER), also under the S4CP, in terms of competency building of its R&D team through the conduct of write shop and/or other learning activities to improve research.
The activity will be live streamed at NRCP’s Facebook Page, Research Pod.