DOST VI holds 1st In-House Paper Presentation

The Department of Science and Technology Region VI (DOST VI) conducted its first in-house Paper Presentation for its publication, Kinaadman: Journal of Knowledge and Innovation. The activity was held virtually last January 31 and was participated by DOST VI officers and staff.

Fostering learning among DOST VI employees, the activity engaged discussions among participants and presenters including feedbacks from reactors.

The Kinaadman Journal of Knowledge and Innovation is an annual multi-disciplinary publication published by DOST VI. The name of the journal, Kinaadman, is a Hiligaynon word that means learning, knowledge, wisdom, education, and cleverness. The typeface used for the journal name is Maragsá, a display, semi-serif typeface
that was designed by John David Maza, a Filipino designer based in Iloilo, Philippines.

The maiden issue features 12 articles that mainly focuses on Lessons Learned by the DOST Provincial S&T Centers in Iloilo, Guimaras, and Capiz in providing science and technology services including those obtained from other projects such as S-PaSS and OneExpert. There are also Synthesis articles from the different DOST VI sections highlighting how data gathered during program implementation are converted to information that can be used as inputs in improving program and project implementation. Moreover, the Kinaadman journal aims to demonstrate the application of process improvement tools implemented by the DOST VI innovation teams such as brainstorming, 5 Whys, PDCA, and How-Might-We solution ideation. A research poster of a DOST VI implemented research project entitled, Characterization of Baye-Baye from Selected Processors in Pavia, Iloilo is also featured. In addition, the authors, Best Paper and Best Presenter were also recognized during the Paper Presentation.

The regional office ensures a consistent quality service delivery of its products and services as well as enhanced customer satisfaction with its quality management system processes. However, the employees still need practical, technical, and organizational knowledge in order to apply to a specific situation and deliver results. As a knowledge-driven organization, DOST VI continues its efforts in documenting the improvement-, implementation-, innovation-, and inquiry-related activities in Western Visayas. Thus, the Kinaadman journal will bridge the gap as it will support the creation and transfer of knowledge in order to strengthen the delivery of science, technology, and innovation in the region. (MASASalazar/DOSTVI-KMU)