Postponed to a later date > Updated Philippine Development Plan (PDP), 2017– 2022

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a PDP Caravan Poster

NEDA Regional Office XI <;
Thu, May 13, 9:37 PM (10 hours ago)
Good day everyone!
With the issuance of the Davao City Government Proclamation no. 01 s. 2021 dated May 13, 2021, "Declaring the suspension of classes in all public and private schools from kindergarten to post-graduate studies and adoption of the full work-from-home arrangement in all government offices on May 14-15, 2021 (Friday and Saturday) in Davao City due to tropical storm "CRISING", we are postponing the Davao Region PDP Caravan on May 14, 2021, to a later date.


Bulletin from National Economic Development Authority-Region 11:

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has updated the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), 2017 – 2022, to enable the country to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, quickly recover and transition to a new and better normal. A Virtual Caravan of the PDP is being conducted to guide and inform the public of the PDP’s salient features, as well as the socioeconomic targets for the remainder of the current plan period.

In relation to this, may we invite you to the Davao Region Leg of the PDP Virtual Caravan 2021 on 14 May 2021, Friday, at 1:00pm via Zoom.  The event shall feature the country’s top economic managers and Davao Region’s sectoral leaders as distinguished resource speakers.

As one of the Region’s active development partners, we look forward to your participation in this important event. Enclosed is the Caravan’s poster and program for your reference. Kindly register and confirm your attendance via the link

Zoom ID : 854 1776 6637
Passcode : pdp2021car

CHED DARE TO “Vulnerability Assessment of Coastal Areas in Davao Gulf.."

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The CHED DARE TO Project “Vulnerability Assessment of Coastal Areas in Davao Gulf to Climate-related Hazards” will hold its “Presentation of Outputs and Virtual Map Turnover Ceremony” on 14 May 2021 from 08:30 AM to 04:00 PM. The research project presentation culminates the three-year partnership between the University of the Philippines Mindanao, the Davao del Norte State College, and local government units located in the Davao Gulf.

The project goals are to provide science-based and dynamic assessments of physical, biological, and socio-economic factors to generate vulnerability maps. 

Some of the specific goals are:
  • to assess climate-related stimuli affecting the conditions of coastal resources, particularly mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and coral reefs,
  • to assess the socio-economic situation of the fishing communities and the status of fisheries and aquaculture surrounding Davao Gulf
  • to produce training for research personnel, capability-building for local officers and personnel of various local government units (LGUs) located along Davao Gulf; produce various maps, publications, and policy briefs.

 The project outputs will help the communities located along the Davao Gulf to understand and be aware of how climate change, human actions, and government efforts affect the overall health of coastal resources, the stability of the fishery sector, and the livelihood conditions of local fishing communities. 


4th International Workshop on Mathematical Biology

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2021 060921 IWOMB

UP Mindanao will host the “4th International Workshop on Mathematical Biology'' or IWOMB 4, to be held online via Zoom on 09-11 June 2021 on the theme "Strengthening Decision Support System for Better Public Policy through Infectious Disease Modeling."


Live streaming for the IWOMB 4 keynote and plenary talks will be open to the public through a YouTube channel while the workshop proper (break-out sessions) shall be conducted via Zoom.
IWOMB, which started in 2018, aims to promote state-of-the-art mathematical biology research in the Philippines and provide an opportunity for local researchers to establish collaborations within the Philippines and between other countries.


Since 2018, IWOMB has brought together local enthusiasts in the field serving as a focal group to build a mathematical biology community to eventually lead towards the establishment of a professional organization.


IWOMB 4 shall gather 70 participants (consisting of graduate students, researchers, and educators) and will consist of talks on infectious disease modeling and its benefits to public health policies.


The attendees and participants are from different organizations and universities and the guest speakers and workshop facilitators are distinguished professors and researchers from different parts of the world. Joining IWOMB 4 are the members of the IWOMB Organizing Committee who started the event in 2018.
The Niche Center in the Regions for R&D – University of the Philippines Mindanao also known as "NICER-UPMIN" is the lead organizer of IWOMB 4.


NICER-UPMIN is a newly established research center that focuses on deriving insights from patterns and correlations of health-related data at different levels using quantitative methods, data analytics, and applied mathematical modeling approaches, in order to generate decision-support systems that will empower local government units and public health officials.



From the:
Center for Applied Modeling, Data Analytics,
and Bioinformatics for Decision Support Systems in Health
Niche Center in the Region for R&D (NICER) Program
University of the Philippines Mindanao


UPGRADE MOU with DTI-11 and DICT-Mindanao Cluster 3

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2021 043021 UPGRADE MOU SigningThe UP Mindanao Growing and Developing Enterprises (UPGRADE) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Trade and Industry-Region 11 and Department of Information and Communications Technology-Mindanao Cluster 3 on Friday, 30 April 2021 at 2 PM, online via Zoom. 

 The MOU-signing will formalize the partnership of UP Mindanao through UPGRADE with DTI 11 and DICT Mindanao Cluster 3 in offering services and assistance to local startups in Davao Region. 

 Through partnerships with agencies from the government, academe, and private sector, UPGRADE is doing its best to make sure that it offers quality and effective incubation programs for its early-stage business startups.   

 The partnership will also align the programs and initiatives of the two agencies in empowering the community of innovators, inventors, researchers, and startup entrepreneurs to build their businesses. 

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