BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) will convene a hybrid session for the annual Science Summit at the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) with the central theme of the role of science in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 20 September 2023, 8:00 a.m. (UTC+8).

Entitled “Sharing ‘Best Practices’ and Foresighting as Tools in Attaining the SDGs”, the Science Summit session assembles a high-level ASEAN panel to present and discuss their countries’ progress with regard to achieving the SDGs. It will be divided into two parts: the first part will focus on sharing ASEAN best practices and initiatives, to be followed by a panel discussion on foresight as a tool in attaining the SDGs.

The session will serve as a dynamic platform for thought leaders, SDG experts, scientists, and stakeholders to engage in meaningful conversations and explore innovative solutions toward a sustainable future. The session will be physically held in the vicinity of Alabang, Muntinlupa City, and virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Registration for the virtual session is free and open to the public. Interested participants may register at or watch the broadcast on the NAST PHL Facebook page (( (John Peter Himor/NAST PHL).

The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) is an attached agency to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) mandated by law to recognize outstanding achievements in scientific research and development and to serve as an adviser to the President of the Republic of the Philippines and the cabinet on policies concerning science and technology in the country. For more updates, follow NAST Philippines’ (@nastphl) social media accounts.