Department of Science and Technology - Republic of the Philippines

Overview

Sector

Science, Technology & Innovation

Country

Philippines

SDG

01 - No Poverty, 02 - Zero Hunger, 03 - Good Health and Well-being, 04 - Quality Education, 05 - Gender Equality, 06 - Clean Water and Sanitation, 07 - Affordable and Clean Energy, 08 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, 09 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 10 - Reduced Inequalities, 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production, 13 - Climate Action, 14 - Life Below Water, 15 - Life on Land, 16 - Peace and Justice Strong Institutions, 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Organization Type

Government

URL

www.dost.gov.ph

Description

About: 


Originally established as the National Science and Development Board (NSDB) on 13 June 1958, it was reconstituted as the National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) on 17 March 1981 with the vision of "A competent and competitive science and technology community with a social conscience."


With the agency's elevation to full cabinet stature by virtue of Executive Order 128 signed on 30 January 1987, the functions and responsibilities of DOST expanded correspondingly to include the following:



  • Pursue the declared state policy of supporting local scientific and technological effort

  • Develop local capability to achieve technological self-reliance

  • Encourage greater private sector participation in research and development


The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is the premiere science and technology body in the country charged with the twin mandate of providing central direction, leadership and coordination of all scientific and technological activities, and of formulating policies, programs and projects to support national development.


Mission:


To direct, lead, and coordinate the country’s scientific and technological efforts geared towards maximum economic and social benefits for the people.


Vision:


To be a “provider of world-class scientific, technological and innovative solutions that will lead to higher productivity and better quality of life.”

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