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Philippines strengthens national financial literacy – OpenGov Asia

Increasing the use of scientific and technological breakthroughs to advance science, technology and innovation (STI) in the country would institutionalize gains in production, health, education, energy and infrastructure systems , among others.

The Philippine Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Foresight was recently submitted by the National Academy of Science and Technology to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the National Authority of Science and Technology (DOST). economy and development (NEDA). The foresight “Pagtanaw 2050” was a project of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and was supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for approximately PHP 7.4 million.

“This will serve as a guiding principle that will allow the scientific community to help shape the Philippines as a progressive archipelagic nation,” DOST secretary Fortunato de la Peña said during the virtual renewal. “Pagtanaw 2050” is the first inter and transdisciplinary STI strategic and foresight plan to exploit S&T as innovation tools in products, processes and organizations to achieve a chosen and united future.

Most of the activities essential to developing the forecast have been undertaken virtually due to the constraints of the Covid-19 pandemic. The SWOT analysis, survey, scenario planning workshop and STI roadmap development attracted 335 participants from various public and business entities.

“It is also a compendium of STI results, global and emerging technologies. This will serve as a model for all agencies to carry out their mandate, ”added de la Peña. NEDA Secretary Karl Chua recognized the need to constantly evolve to make the country more resilient. Foresight, he said, is a perspective of possible development scenarios.

He went on to say that this information would also help the country improve its rating on the Global Innovation Index. In addition to identifying global and national megatrends and societal goals, “Pagtanaw 2050” also emphasizes around 200 technologies that will help achieve societal aspirations across 12 operational areas.

Blue economy, governance, business and trade, digital technology, science education and talent retention, food security and nutrition, health system, energy, water, environment and climate change, shelter, transport and infrastructure, and space exploration are among these areas.

Science, technology and innovation (STI) are now widely recognized as major elements in the progress of a country. No country has succeeded without having STI as a key element of its development strategy. All progressive countries in the world have made STI a central part of their strategy.

OpenGov Asia reported that the Philippines and the United Kingdom discussed methods to strengthen their scientific and technological (S&T) collaboration in sectors such as health, artificial intelligence, space technologies and engineering biology.

Following his recent meeting with the British Ambassador to the Philippines Laure Beaufils, Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Pena announced it in an article on social networks.

The Secretary of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) expressed gratitude to the Philippine government for the UK’s strong support for the country’s bilateral initiatives and S&T programs, which include the Newton-Agham program, NovaSAR with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), JST- UKRI-DOST “Science, Technology and Action” Nexus for Development (STAND), and COP26, among others.

“We also discussed the strengthening of S&T collaborations in particular on health, climate change, artificial intelligence, engineering biology, 5G, digital commerce, start-ups / spin-offs, technologies space and higher education, ”he said.

In addition, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is focusing its efforts on the Bilateral Partnership for Growth, efforts to foster peace and stability in conflict areas in Mindanao, and measures aimed at fostering peace and stability in conflict zones in Mindanao. to build environmental resilience to support the Government of the Philippines’ (GPH) to achieve sustained and inclusive growth. To help the country overcome its growth constraints, USAID has strategically included science, technology and innovation (STI) in its programming.