Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, Acting Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development, Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), welcomed the participants of the Joint Regional Research and Development Coordinating Councils (RRDCC) Meeting.
Attended by Chairpersons, Consortium Directors, and PCAARRD Directorate, the meeting was held at the RD Guerrero Hall, DOST-PCAARRD Innovation and Technology Center on January 31, 2019.
The RRDCC is composed of the heads of the different consortia, each of which is dubbed as the PCAARRD in the regions. It is the policy-making body tasked to lay down polices and guidelines and approve long term consortium plans.
Ebora underscored the importance of partnership and collaboration between the Council and the RRDCC in reference to the letters P and C in the Council’s acronym, as he cited the importance of the meeting in being able to sustain what the RRDCC has accomplished in the past year.
“With this meeting, we hope that we will be able to launch programs that will not only be relevant to national programs but will also be relevant to the region,” Ebora said.
Ebora also challenged the RRDCC towards the crafting of plans and activities that are not routine and to be more visible in implementing R&D activities.