The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) through its Grants-In-Aid (GIA) Program aims to harness the country’s scientific and technological capabilities to spur and attain sustainable economic growth and development. Through the funding of relevant science and technology (S&T) undertakings, the GIA program aims to contribute to productivity improvement and quality of life of Filipinos by generating and promoting appropriate technologies. Likewise, it seeks to strengthen the participation of various S&T sectors particularly in research and development (R&D), promotion, technology transfer and utilization, human resources development, information dissemination, advocacy, and linkages.

The GIA program provides grants for the implementation of programs/projects identified in the current DOST priorities and thrusts and supports S&T activities classified in the General Appropriations Act (GAA).

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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

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