ASTI Hosts E-Disaster Session in SID 2012
Written by Mitz Ann Nalog Montanez   
Friday, 21 September 2012 05:42
The Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) hosted the e-Disaster thematic session of the Science for International Development (SID) Conference last September 18, 2012 at Marriot Hotel in Newport City, Manila. The event was in cooperation with International Technology Cooperation Unit of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ITCU) and British High Commission in Singapore under the Southeast Asia – European Union Network (SEA EU NET).

With the theme "Science, Technology and Innovation: Working Together for Growth and Development", objectives of this event include partnering, technical cooperation and networking with policymakers, experts, together with representatives of multilateral organisations; identify and promote research in SouthEast Asia (SEA) that addresses the problems facing actors in the region which additionally alleviate poverty and improve social, economic and political life in the poorest countries and; identify international best practice and build upon lessons learnt from existing mechanisms for building capacity. The event was divided into thematic areas namely Health, Food Security, Energy Security, and e-Disaster, where DOST-ASTI was represented by Ms Irene Amatorio as moderator, and Dr. Alvin Culaba of De La Salle University Manila as rapporteur.

Speaker of the E-Disaster session included Dr. Mark Salter of Health Protection Agency in the United Kingdom, Mr. Sokun Heng of Cambodia, Mr. Hayato Nakamura of JICA Philippine Office, and Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay, National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS), and program manager of NOAH Project.
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Science for International Development Conference (e-Disaster Thematic Session)
Written by Maria Irene S. Amatorio   
Monday, 17 September 2012 09:41


The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) together with the British High Commission under the South East Asia- European Union Network (SEA-EU Net), will be hosting the Science for International Development (SID) Conference carrying the Theme “Science, Technology and Innovation: Working Together for Growth and Development,” from 17th to the 19th of September 2012.     

One of the thematic sessions of the SID conference, e-Disaster, which will be spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI),  will be held on the 18th of September 2012 at the Mariott Hotel in Pasay, Manila. Said activity will showcase e-disaster technologies from different countries relating lessons learned, best practices, and existing mechanisms for capacity building and further cooperation. Speakers on the above mentioned session are Mr. Mark Salter of  Health Protection Agency from United Kingdom, Mr. Sokun Heng of National ICT Development Authority from Cambodia, Mr. Wayan Wira Yogantara Susena of Indonesian Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology, Mr. Hayato Nakamura of Japan International Cooperation Agency, and Dr. Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay of National Institute of Geological Sciences from the Philippines.

Through the SID conference activities such as sectoral consultations, break-out sessions on different thematic sessions, and an Information day on the Seventh Framework programme (FP7), the identification and promotion of research in SEA, which addresses the problem facing factors in the region are aimed to be realized.

PREGINET participates in Globe IPv6 Forum
Written by Katherine Babaran   
Wednesday, 23 November 2011 09:59
In line with its efforts to promote Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network (PREGINET) participated in the Globe IPv6 Forum at the Globe Telecom Showroom, Valero St., Makati City on 10 November 2011. 

The IPv6 Forum aims to provide actual best practice and next step towards IPv6 adoption. Said Forum covered the following topics: a) Government Initiative and Mandate; b) Perspective from a Global Service Provider; c) Perspective from a Hardware/Network Enabler; and d) Perspective from a Software/Applications Enabler.  

Mr. Bayani Benjamin R. Lara, PREGINET Technical Head, was the key speaker for the Government Initiative and Mandate topic, which was themed “Philippine Mandates and Initiatives towards IPv6.” 
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