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Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) holds its 1st Research Summit

The Nayong Pilipino Foundation (NPF) will hold its first Research Summit this coming August.

Under Presidential Decree 37 1972, the NPF has been directed to: promote, encourage, espouse and/or initiate research and development projects on social sciences and humanities and related fields; and to promote and encourage the dissemination of the results of its researches and studies in social sciences and humanities and to encourage their practical application to problems of the masses.

In the spirit of collaboration and partnership—or in NPF’s dictum, “sambayanihan”— the online Summit will gather 17 researchers from various disciplines and eight expert panelists from NPF’s local government and private sector partners.

The expert panelists include: CARD Hijos Tours, the Provincial Government of Bataan-Pawikan Conservation, the Municipality of Guiuan, the Province of Bataan-Cultural Heritage Preservation Division, the Iloilo Provincial Tourism Office, the Provincial Government of Batangas, Sagada, and the Creative Content Creators Association of the Philippines (SIKAP).

The NPF Research Summit will hold five poster presentation sessions spread out beginning on Aug. 10 and ending on Aug. 24.

The sessions will tackle the following topics—Measuring outcomes and impacts of conservation initiatives (Aug 10, 1:30pm-4:00pm); Preserving and safeguarding heritages for citizen wellbeing (Aug 12, 1:30pm-4.00pm); Regional Issues and directions in the conservation and management of cultural/and or natural Heritage (Aug 17, 1:30pm-4pm); Impacts of tourism on natural and/or cultural heritage protection (Aug 19, 1:30pm-4:00pm); and Art and the creative industries amidst the pandemic (Aug 24, 9:30am-12nn).

During each session, the researchers will present their research posters to the panelists. As they share their insights on how the participants may further improve their research, the expert panelists will also share their own research projects, discoveries, and challenges.

The Summit research posters will be e-published by the NPF–Research Institute as part of the conference proceedings.

The NPF–Research Institute is a program that serves as a think-do-tank on public policies concerning heritage, cultural and creative industries, and tourism, with the Summit being one of its components.

It is a knowledge development center that aims to conduct research on the following fields: Philippine Natural and Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Heritage Tourism and Ecotourism, Tourism Governance, Cultural and Creative Industries, and related areas.

This is only one of the three major programs the NPF is currently spearheading, which also includes the Heritage Space Program and Cultural Leadership Institute Program.

All three help the NPF in accomplishing its mission of celebrating heritage, Filipino diversity, and creativity as a force for national development.

To join the FREE NPF Research Summit, register now at https://bit.ly/NPFResearchSummit-Register.

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