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DOST urges people to enable Technologies for Sustainable Development

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan – This year’s Celebration, the 2019 Regional Science and Technology Week (RSTW) is anchored with a theme “SCIENCE FOR THE PEOPLE: Enabling Technologies for Sustainable Development.

During the opening, Sec. Fortunato Dela Peña, Department of Science and Technology says “In September 2015, the General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, the new Agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all”.

He added that the SDGs also explicitly include disability and persons with disabilities 11 times. Disability is referenced in multiple parts of the SDGs, specifically in the parts related to education, growth and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, as well as data collection and the monitoring of the SDGs.

“Although, the word “disability” is not cited directly in all goals, the goals are indeed relevant to ensure the inclusion and development of persons with disabilities”, says Dela Peña.

Meanwhile, he emphasized that the newly implemented 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development holds a deep promise for persons with disabilities everywhere.

The year 2016 marks the first year of the implementation of the SDGs. At this critical point, #Envision2030 will work to promote the mainstreaming of disability and the implementation of the SDGs throughout its 15-year lifespan with objectives to: Raise awareness of the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the SDGs for persons with disabilities; Promote an active dialogue among stakeholders on the SDGs with a view to create a better world for persons with disabilities; and Establish an ongoing live web resource on each SDG and disability.

The campaign invites all interested parties in The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world: GOAL 1: No Poverty GOAL 2: Zero Hunger GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being GOAL 4: Quality Education GOAL 5: Gender Equality GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production GOAL 13: Climate Action GOAL 14: Life Below Water GOAL 15: Life on Land GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal

Furthermore, Engr. Sancho Mabborang, DOST-2 Regional Director encourages the student inventors to be more creative and innovative. “Cagayan has one good inventor, Diosdado Banatao, an entrepreneur and engineer working in the high-tech industry, credited with having developed the first 10-Mbit Ethernet CMOS with silicon coupler data-link control and transceiver chip, the first system logic chip set for IBM’s PC-XT and the PC-AT, and the local bus concept and the first Windows Graphics accelerator chip for personal computers. A three-time start-up veteran, he co-founded Mostron, Chips and Technologies, and S3 Graphics.

“He is a local of Cagayan and I believed that if this genius can do it, the generation of today can be more than the past”, Mabborang added.

Lastly, he also said “I invite you all to be an active people of this society for the economic development of the region as well our lives”.

|northernforum.net |Joshua Kahulugan

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