6th Mindanao Policy Research Forum


TIME: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (GMT+8)

This is an annual forum organized by PIDS and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), in partnership this year with Ateneo de Davao University.

The theme of this year’s Mindanao Policy Research Forum is “Bouncing Back in the New Normal through Countryside Development and Agricultural Resilience” to highlight the importance of innovating the agriculture sector in sustaining the country’s food production in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and boosting the sector’s resilience to natural hazards and other risks.

This seminar will be streamed live via the PIDS Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PIDS.PH/).





Innovating Governance, Building Resilience Against COVID 19 and Other Risks: Focus on Agriculture by Dr. Sonny Domingo, Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies

Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 by Dr. Enrico Basilio, UP-NCPAG and Chief of Party, USAID Compete Project

Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Supply Chains in the Philippines by Dr. Roehlano Briones, Senior Research Fellow, Philippine Institute for Development Studies and FAO Consultant

Enhancing Internet Connectivity and Social Inclusivity in the New Normal Using Satellite Technology for a Better-Connected Agriculture Development in Mindanao by Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ateneo de Davao University and Mr. Raul Vincent Lumapas, Chair, Department of Information Technology, Ateneo de Davao University


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