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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

RDIC conducts consultative workshop for the 2023-2028 Research, Development, and Innovation Agenda for SDN

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Regional Research, Development, and Innovation Committee (RRDIC), a special committee under the Regional Development Council (RDC), successfully conducted a Stakeholders’ Consultation Workshop for the crafting of 2023-2028 Research, Development, and Innovation Agenda for Surigao del Norte on December 21, 2022. 

The consultative workshop aimed to identify the research, development, and innovation needs of the province and the key issues of the Department of Science and Technology-Caraga stakeholders pertaining to science, technology and innovation.

The activity was facilitated by the DOST-Caraga Planning Officer, Mr. Nole Kristoffer L. Laganga, together with the RRDIC Secretariat, Ms. Cristine Gonzaga, with the assistance of the Provincial Science and Technology Office in Surigao del Norte. 

To measure and identify the RDI needs of Surigao del Norte, the facilitators introduced the concept of Futures Thinking, Strategic Foresight, Driver Mapping, and Futures Triangle which served as workshop tool kits to formulate hypotheses about the future RDI issues in the province. After the two (2) productive workshop sessions, the group of participants presented their inputs and discussed the identified sector trend areas/factors that would best describe the pulls of the future, weights of the past, and pushes of the present pertaining to the research, development, and innovation landscape of Surigao del Norte.

At the end of the workshop, DOST-SDN Provincial Director Ms. Mariel P. Makinano, thanked the participants for their active engagement in shaping the future RDI agenda of the province. 

The workshop was attended by representatives of the provincial LGU offices: Provincial Development Planning Office, Provincial Disaster and Risk Reduction Office, Provincial Agriculture Office, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, Provincial Economic Research and Business Assistance Center, Provincial Tourism Office, and Provincial Health Office.

The activity was conducted in line with the RRDIC’s goal to bridge the gaps and address the issues surrounding regional socioeconomic development by ensuring that research, inventions, innovations, and other S&T-based projects are responsive to and in line with regional development thrusts. (DOST-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)