PIDS, MINDA, MSU-GSC collab for Policy Forum on New Globalization
by Jaydee G. Paid, LPT
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), and Mindanao State University – General Santos City (MSU-GSC) collaborated in conducting the 5th Mindanao Policy Research Forum (MPRF) focusing on the New Globalization held on September 10, 2019 at the MSU-GSC Graduate School AVR. With this year’s theme “Navigating the Challenges of the New Globalization: Local Actions for Mindanao,” the forum, attended by academics, researchers, and representatives from government, business sector, and other organizations in Mindanao, discussed the challenges of the New Globalization, its potential impacts on Mindanao, and how Mindanao and the whole country can take advantage of it.
Sec. Emmanuel F. Piñol, Ph.D., MinDA Chairman together with Dr. Anshari P. Ali, MSU GSC Chancellor opened the event with their welcome remarks while Dr. Celia M. Reyes, PIDS President, gave her keynote address. On the other hand, PIDS Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Roehlano Briones, talked about “Understanding the New Globalization: Implications for the Philippines,” while Dr. Celia Reyes shared about her research entitled, “Inequality of Opportunities Among Ethnic Groups in Mindanao.” Started in 2015, the MPRF is organized annually by PIDS and MinDA as part of the celebration of the Development Policy Research Month (DPRM) held every September.
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