MAJOR PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
for Central Visayas Region
1999 to 2004
: A competent and competitive science and technology community
with social conscience.
As Central Visayas and the Philippines enter into the first decade
of the 21st century, science and technology will be harnessed as
an effective tool in facing the challenges of the new millennium,
which are globalization and sustainable development.
DOST 7 will embark on strategic programs and projects, in conjunction
with the DOST Medium Term Development Plan for the year 1999 to
2004.The major programs will include the following :
of New Priority / Flagship Programs
and Sharpening Focus of Existing Programs
of S & T Governance and Management
Implementation of New Priority / Flagship Programs
Regional Information and Communications Technology
and strengthening of capabilities on Information and Communcations
Technology (ICT) and Microelectronics by upgrading of infrastrcture
and developing a pool of trainees and highly skilled programmers,
design engineers and technicians in the region. The program will
be implemented through institutional linkages among identified
engineering and technical schools, small & medium enterprises/industry
sectors with the DOST.
technologies for technological innovation will be acquired, assimilated
and diffused through training, technology transfer, product development,
information, consultancy and advisory services.
and Communications Technology (ICT) transfer will include
the following components or areas for capability upgrading
and strengthening :
services (Geographic Information System (GIS); Information
Sharing Network; Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Computer
Aided Manufacture (CAM) / Computer Aided Engineering (CAE))
- IT hardware industry (Data Acquisition & Control System,
Network & Computer Peripherals)
- IT software industry (Multimedia & Software Programming)
technology transfer will involve Electronics and Telecommunications
Systems, Components & Parts Design and Production.
Building on Technology Management of DOST-7,other government agencies,
academe and private-sector institutions involved in the ICT transfer
Program on Clean Technologies
of local capabilities on Clean Technologies through a network
/ linkages of academic institutions, industry sectors, DOST, DENR,
DTI & LGU's in the region.
- Through the
regional network, technical information and assistance will be
provided in adopting clean production technologies and waste minimization
techniques among the small & medium enterprises involving
critical sectors in the region such as metalworking,food processing,furniture
& costume jewelry. Technical assistance to local government
units will be extended on solid waste management,sewage treatment,
coastal and marine resources management and air pollution control
of market based and command-and-control instruments for adoption
of clean technologies.
Expansion of Regional Metrology Center
and operation of a network of Metrology and Calibration Laboratories
in the region among identified academic and private institutions
with DOST agencies, DTI and local government units.
and expansion of capabilities of the regional calibration laboratories
including; mass, length, pressure, force, thermometry, electronics
and electrical calibration.
of laboratory proficiency evaluation based on the National Metrology
pyramidal structure and development of quality management system
to conform to national and international laboratory standards
of DOST-7 regional calibration laboratory to ISO/IEC Guide 17025.
Center on Packaging Technology Transfer & Services
of a Regional Satellite or Tool Packaging Facility of the Packaging
R & D Center of the Phils. (PRDCP), intended for the transfer,
promotion and commercialization of packaging technology.
- The tool
packaging facility will provide services to small & medium
enterprises involved in ethnic and processed foods.These services
include product modification & development, packaging design,
toll / contract packaging, training and consultancy services (e.g.
GMP, HACCP, Nutritional Labeling)
- The center
will also provide testing services in collaboration with DOST-7
regional testing laboratories. The testing services include nutritional
& microbial labeling and shelf life of food products which
will be upgraded to conform with national and international standards
S & T Program for the Poor, Vulnerable and Disabled Sector
support to social programs, livelihood and delivery of basic services
to the poor and vulnerable sectors which are geared towards improving
the productivity, social equity and rural development, specifically
involving the following technology areas :
Processing, Dairy Production,Feeds, Aquaculture,Housing
Materials, Potable Water Technology,Non-Conventional Energy,Health
- S & T
intervention program to enable and empower the disabled sector
in order for them to be productive and fully integrated into the
mainstream of society.The program involves prototyping of locally
fabricated enabling tools / devices / equipment; support centers
for information services & skills training; venture financing
for livelihood and a science centrum which are accessible to the
Strengthening and Sharpening the Focus of Existing Programs
Technology Transfer and Commercialization
Support System for the Small and Medium Enterprises which include
the acquisition of technology, training, information services
to enhance the productivity, improve product quality and ensure
global competitiveness of key industry sectors in the region.
Specifically, the program involves the following sectors and technology
Mold & Die, Ceramic Artwares, Natural Fibers, Processed
Fruits, Furniture, Costume Jewelry and Equipment Fabrication.
& Testing Services
of regional testing services involving the chemical, physical
and microbiology laboratories of DOST-7 focusing on nutritional
& microbiological analysis and shelf life testing of food
and related products.
of quality management system of the chemical, physical and microbiology
laboratories of DOST-7 to conform with national and interstandards,
for accreditation to ISO/IEC Guide 17025.
& T Information, Consultancy & Promotion Services
of regional consultancy services including Manufacturing Productivity
Extension for Export Promotion (MPEX), Municipal S & T Advisory
Program (MSTAP), Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity Enhancement
(CAPE) & S & T Experts Volunteer Pool Program (STEVPP),
library services and information & communication through intranet
/ internet and S & T promotions (press releases, tech-nology
& T Human Resource Development
of DOST Scholarship program (RA 7687) and Project RISE with expanded
coverage and beneficiaries in the provinces.
of a Pool of S & T Experts in the region.
professional education of DOST-7 staff through graduate, postgraduate
degree and non-degree training (foreign & local).
- Support to
youth science activities to develop S & T culture.
& T Linkages
of regional, national and international linkages and support to
the industry-academe linkage for resource generation, active private
sector participation and institutionalization of S & T programs
in the region.
Improvement of S & T Governance and Management
- Full implementation
of R. A. 8439 - Magna Carta for S & T Personnel in Government
and exploring alternative ways of funding the law's implementation.
of the Regional S & T Coordinating Council (RSTCC) with specific
sub-committees which will serve as forum for enhancing and advocating
S & T policies. A functional RSTCC will effectively represent
the S & T sector in the Regional Development Council and set
directions of S & T in the region.
and upgrading of capabilities of DOST-7, academe and private institutions
involved in S & T activities in the region on; S & T Forecasting,Technology
Assessment, Program / Project Monitoring & Evaluation, Technology
Management and Technology Based Entrepreneurship.
measure / proposed bill to institute financial reforms to promote
efficiency,productivity and sustainability of S & T programs
- DOST System
organizational streamlining by exploring the feasibility of alternative
organizational arrangements, such as corporatization, privatization
and contracting out of certain S & T functions, services and