Bicutan, Taguig City – The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) held a webinar on Marine Ecosystems and Policies on 24 June 2022, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Marine ecosystem services of coastal protection and carbon sequestration and other biodiversity goods are particularly critical in the context of changing climate. This webinar focused on mangroves, seagrasses, coral reefs communities as well as their vital services and how to stop their ongoing degradation. Part of this degradation is due to this misaligned/inappropriate bureaucratic framework.
With the theme “PAGTANAW 2050: Agham Tungo sa Mabuting Kinabukasan (FORESIGHT 2050: Science for a Sustainable Future)”, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL) emphasized the importance of promoting awareness on futures thinking with particular focus on a sustainable blue and circular economy during its 44th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) held last 13-14 July 2022 in a hybrid mode at The Manila Hotel and live via Zoom and Facebook.
PAGTANAW 2050 is the first inter- and trans-disciplinary Philippine foresight plan that anticipates science, technology, and innovation (STI) that will influence the development of the country in the next 30 years.
One of the highlights of the 44th ASM was the presentation of resolutions to Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan, NEDA secretary and NAST academician; Dr. Renato U. Solidum, DOST Officer-in-Charge and Undersecretary for Scientific and Technical Services; and Mr. Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III, chairman of the Science and Information Technology Committee of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCI).
Science Policy and Information Forum highlights the role of collaboration and innovation in TB Elimination
BICUTAN, TAGUIG CITY - The National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), in partnership with the Philippine Tuberculosis Society, Inc. and the Philippine Coalition Against Tuberculosis, held a Science Policy and Information Forum on Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination on 20 June 2022 via Zoom and Facebook Live.
The virtual forum aimed to present the strategic enhancements and necessary activities for the Philippines to attain the TB elimination targets, particularly during and after the COVID-19 Pandemic. Experts and leaders were invited to substantiate the discussion on (1) current TB epidemiology and TB elimination goals, (2) government and private sector collaboration in the Philippine TB Elimination Program, and (3) the way forward for the country’s TB program.