DOST VI gears up for annual science and tech celebration in WV

Iloilo City — The Department of Science and Technology VI (DOST VI) is setting up for the 2022 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration in Western Visayas to be held on November 17-19, 2022.

Carrying the theme, “Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Masigla at Maunlad na Rehiyon”, DOST will showcase its scientific contribution to socio-economic development in the regional celebration as well as inspire and motivate the government and private sectors to support and create similar directions towards continuing advancement of the national economy and improved living conditions for the people in the region.

Among the 2022 NSTW in Western Visayas highlights are a showcase of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program 4.0 (SETUP 4.0) and the Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) program, major research and development projects and S&T services, interventions with the private sectors and other government partners, notable projects on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, among other major programs and projects.

With these programs and advocacies as main topics and concepts, the activities lined up are the Webinars on STI Support for Enterprise, Industry, and Government, Bakal Lokal Virtual Bazaar, Technology Tour Vlogs, Youth Explorers of Science (YES), and the Idlab Awards (Regional R&D Awards).  These activities will be held in both face-to-face and virtual settings.

Furthermore, the 2022 NSTW Main Event to be hosted by the DOST Central Office will be held on November 23-27, 2022 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.  The event is scheduled every fourth week of November as mandated by Proclamation 780 signed by former President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.0