The 16th NBW 2020 launches with the theme “BIOTEKNOLOHIYA: PAGBANGON AT PAG-ASA TUNGO SA MATATAG NA KOMUNIDAD, KAPALIGIRAN, AT EKONOMIYA”
The National Biotechnology Week (NBW) was created by Presidential Proclamation No. 1414 and is hereby celebrated every third week of November to showcase various milestones, breakthroughs, and contributions of Biotechnology in the field of Agriculture and Food Security, Equitable Health Care Services, Development of Industries and Business Enterprises, Sustainable Environment, and Economic Development. The festivity has been participated by different National Government Agencies (NGAs), Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), State Colleges and Universities (SUCs), and Private Academic Institutions.
In this year’s NBW, the theme “BIOTEKNOLOHIYA: PAGBANGON AT PAG-ASA TUNGO SA MATATAG NA KOMUNIDAD, KAPALIGIRAN, AT EKONOMIYA”, was carved out to display the Filipino’s resilient attitude and adaptability amidst the current pandemic situation.
A series of webinars, technical fora, exhibits, and other events that aim to highlight the contributions of biotechnology to our society will be presented on the week-long event through virtual means.
All of these events are free and available on NBW Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/nbwphilippines).
The 16th NBW will be shown live online from NOVEMBER 23 to 27, 2020.
Transcending beyond borders, the Department of Science and Technology-National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (DOST-NCBP) took part in the Engagement Workshop for the Development of Post 2020 Biosafety Project back to back with the Biosafety Clearing House (BCH) Training Workshop from 4-7 February 2020 at New Delhi, India and the 9th International Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology Conference on 8-10 February 2020 at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
DEVELOPMENT OF ASIA BIOSAFETY REGIONAL PROJECT ON THE SUSTAINABLE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARTAGENA PROTOCOL ON BIOSAFETY …. UNDERWAY
The National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines is spearheading the development of a multi-year regional proposal on biosafety on the sustainable implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. The country will focus on the two thematic areas: 1) Handling, Transport, Packaging, and Identification of LMOs; and 2) Information Sharing and Strategic Knowledge Management & Sustaining Regional Cooperation and Coordination. At the regional level, the project will be led by the United Nations Environment Program while the Competent National Authorities: DA, DOST, DENR and the DOH, will implement the activities the national level. Funding for the project will come from the STAR 7th Cycle Global Environment Facility in the amount of US500,00. In country contribution will be in the form of facilities and manpower.