WELCOME TO CEST PORTALCommunity Empowerment thru Science & Technology
CEST is a package of S&T interventions which aims to build progressive, empowered and resilient rural communities.
The program is targeting to empower the poorest and most depressed communities in the country, via S&T interventions in health and nutrition, water and sanitation, basic education and literacy, livelihood/economic enterprise development, and disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How the program works?
- Community Identification
- Community Needs Assesment Project Identificatin
- Project Evaluation and Approval
- Project Implementation
- Monitoring and Evaluation
- Weaning Stage
How to avail?
- Far far away, behind the word mountains
- Consonantia, there live the blind texts
- When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains
- Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village
- Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right
Who are the beneficiaries?
- GIDA Communities
- Communities with Conflicts
- Women's Organizations
- Indigenous People
- Marginalized Sectors
As part of the 2021 National Science and Technology Celebration, the Department of Science and Technology will be conducting a CEST Forum on November 27, 2021 at 9:00AM - 12:00NN.
Community Empowerment Thru Science and Technology (CEST) is one of the banner programs of DOST which aims to deliver sustainable development to various communities nationwide through the provision of S&T interventions along the five CEST entry points, i.e. Livelihood, Health and Nutrition, Environmental Protection and conservation, Education, and Disaster Risk Reduction Management.
Part of this activity is the awarding of the 2021 BEST Community. An Award given to the CEST Community beneficiary who has excelled in the implementation of the program which will be selected from several entries nationwide.
Registration link: https://bit.ly/2021BestCEST