The National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines (NAST PHL), in collaboration with the Luzon Cluster regional offices of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), will spearhead the 2022 Luzon Regional Scientific Meeting (RSM) on 29-30 March 2022 via Zoom. DOST Region V is honored and proud to host this significant event for 2022, bannered by the theme “PAGTANAW 2050: Agham Tungo sa Mabuting Kinabukasan (FORESIGHT 2050: Science for a Sustainable Future)”.
PAGTANAW 2050, the Philippine Science, Technology and Innovation Foresight, is the first DOST-funded inter-disciplinal and trans-disciplinal project on Philippine-focused ST&I Foresight and Strategic Plan that will impact on the aspirations of the Filipino people by 2050. It is a compendium of science, technology, and innovation (STI) megatrends, global and national societal goals, transdisciplinary, and interdisciplinary operational areas, and current and emerging technologies relevant to the nation’s development that is firmly grounded on the Filipino people’s aspirations within the context of the natural and physical endowments, as well as shared Filipino values and skills, and other potentials.
The complete PAGTANAW 2050 document may be previewed and downloaded at https://www.nast.dost.gov.ph/index.php/pagtanaw-2050.
The 2022 Luzon RSM aims to: 1) present an overview of the PAGTANAW 2050 Foresight document; 2) identify key challenges of the region in relation to the common vision of PAGTANAW 2050; 3) increase the capacity of the regions on foresight focused on the assessment of Science, Technology and Innovation talent development and talent retention; and 4) develop regional strategic action plans based on identified challenges, needs and existing capacity towards the development of a blue and circular economy.
This year’s RSM will feature discourses on timely subjects and relevant issues, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; environment and climate change; and food, health and nutrition, among many others. There will also be other activities like press conference, plenary meetings, planning sessions and panel discussions. The event will be a venue for Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and sessions with other key sectors for the development and generation of regional strategic plans. The outcomes of this meeting will be consolidated and presented at the 44th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) on 13-14 July 2022.
NAST PHL and DOST Luzon Cluster Regional Offices invite our partners, stakeholders, the government, academic and private sectors, and the general public to join us in this significant scientific event. Interested participants may register at https://bit.ly/2022LuzonRSM. (DOST-V / NAST PHL)