The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), in partnership with the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN) and Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, will hold a policy research forum showcasing the green transition and digital transformation—or the twin transition—as a key strategy for achieving sustainable and inclusive development in Mindanao.

The Mindanao Policy Research Forum (MPRF) is part of the nationwide Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) celebration, which is held every September. Malacañang Proclamation 247 released in September 2002 declared September as DPRM and designated PIDS as the coordinator and convenor of the annual celebration, which aims to promote and amplify the importance of policy research in crafting evidence-based development plans, programs, and policies.

International and local experts on green transition and digital transformation are set to discuss how the twin transition can catalyze sustainable and inclusive development in Mindanao. They include PIDS Senior Research Fellow Francis Quimba, Singapore-based Tech for Good Institute Programme Manager Keith Detros, and Xavier University Professor and Mindanao Clean Energy Living Laboratories Project Leader Rogelio C. Golez Jr.

PIDS President Aniceto Orbeta Jr., Xavier University President Mars Tan, and MinDA Chairperson Maria Belen Acosta are scheduled to deliver inspiring messages. Meanwhile, Hon. Cheeno Miguel Almario, Davao Oriental Second District Representative and Vice Chairperson of the Congressional Committee on Information and Communications Technology, Davao Oriental State University President Roy Ponce, and Director Joselino Galicia of the Philippine Cable and Telecommunications Association, are joining as reactors to help enrich the discussion.

To join the webinar, register at This learning session can also be watched live on the PIDS, Socioeconomic Research Portal of the Philippines (SERP-P), MinDA, and Xavier University Facebook pages.

For more information about the online forum, visit ###

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