ASEAN leaders recognize that science, technology and innovation can be powerful determinants and enablers of economic development, educational programs and protection of the environment.
They also recognize that science and technology is a key factor in sustaining economic growth, enhancing community well-being and promoting integration in the ASEAN region.
To build a stronger science and technology base for asean as a single integrated economy, ASEAN member countries would have to move up the technology ladder. They will also have to focus on enhancing their capability for technological innovation in many areas.
But this task is not easy. ASEAN, a grouping of 10 developing countries vary greatly in the level of science and technology capabilities.
In this ASEAN in Focus episode of Nov. 20, 2014, the guest resource person, Director Teresita Fortuna of the Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR), discusses the various initiatives of the DOST to prepare the country for the ASEAN integration.
ASEAN in Focus anchors Alma Angeles and Neah Mangawang interview Director Fortuna in this episode of ASEAN in Focus.
This series and the program ASEAN IN FOCUS of NET 25 (Monday to Friday, 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., with replays 11:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.) is part of Eagle Broadcasting’s advocacy to promote awareness about the ASEAN region and the 2015 ASEAN integration. ASEAN in Focus features news and features about the ASEAN region and the ASEAN integration process, and includes interviews of noted resource persons who share their views about the ASEAN integration process.
ASEAN in Focus is hosted by Alma Angeles, Neah Mangawang and Rachel Martin. Dr. Carlos Tabunda Jr., an executive fellow of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP), is the program’s resident ASEAN resource person.