DOST Tarlac involves TSU in newly launched Project MIST
The Department of Science and Technology - Provincial Science and Technology Center (DOST-PSTC) initiated the Project Municipal Innovation through Science and Technology (MIST) which aims to empower local government units of Tarlac in reaching the grassroots sector towards inclusive and sustainable development.
The project was launched on October 21, 2020 at the Bulwagan ng Kanlahi which was attended by some municipal mayors of the province, Tarlac governor Hon. Susan Yap, and 2nd district representative Hon. Victor Yap including Tarlac State University president Dr. Myrna Q. Mallari and selected university officials.
Project MIST is the first-ever collaborative project of DOST in Central Luzon along with the Provincial Government of Tarlac and its LGUs in partnership with TSU and Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
This will be the strategy of the province to strengthen the active involvement and participation of LGUs in bringing science and technology (S&T) programs, activities, and projects closer to the people. Furthermore, this project will promote countryside development towards maximum benefits of local communities.
With this partnership, TSU is mandated to provide technical assistance and resource persons for the project. The university is also set to give extension services and technical expertise in the preparation of development project proposals and shall become co-implementers of the S&T development projects.
Implementation of the said project follows the 3Cs mechanism namely Connect, Capacitate, and Collaborate.
The first mechanism which is “Connect” aims to create and build a network of science and technology champions from municipalities. Second, the “Capacitate” mechanism ensures equal opportunities from the partners of LGUs through a series of capability building activities as they become partners of DOST. Lastly, the “Collaborate” mechanism seeks to create a strong alliance with DOST, and provincial and local government units in Tarlac. [Maria Adelaida D. Calayag]