On May 10-12, 2017, a 3-day workshop entitled “Capacity Building Writeshop for Junior Researchers” was held at the CRD Conference Room, CS Annex, Adamson University, Manila. Such workshop was undertaken to enhance and upgrade the capacity of the participants in terms of quality research proposal development, packaging and presentation. This activity was sponsored by the Metropolitan Manila Industry and Energy Research and Development Consortium (MMIERDC) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

The participants of the workshop included representatives from the member agencies of the cited consortium where ERDB-UTHRC is a member. Two UTHRC pesonnel were included in the list of participants, Mesdames Loreta R. Soriano and Cynthia V. Carpio, Science Research Specialist II and Community Development Officer II, respectively.

In the opening ceremony, Dr. Nuna E. Almasor, Consortium Governing Council Chair stressed the importance of conducting this activity so that the concept proposals submitted will be improved for possible funding by the DOST. Hence, participants were encouraged to be more attentive and active during the 3-day activity.

The resource speakers were composed of Dr. Victorina H. Soza, MMIERDC Executive Director, Dr. Lily Ann D. Lando, Scientist, WorldFish and Ms. Anna May A. Ramos, Head, Intellectual Property Development Innovation and Technology Support Office of Adamson University. The highlight of the workshop was the presentation of the proposals prepared by the participants vis-à-vis critiquing of the said outputs. UTHRC