The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) launched on Wednesday, November 9, the first day of the Handa Pilipinas: Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Expo 2022 to showcase the latest innovative technologies and products and the research project and development (R&D) of disaster risk reduction and response technologies.
According to DOST, this will be done through interactive exhibits and hands-on breakout sessions.
This was done in time as parts of the country suffered great devastation caused by the onslaught of Typhoon Paeng in the Visayas and Mindanao as well as several earthquakes in the Ilocos region.
“As the impact of these natural calamities such as casualties and property loss becomes more significant, timely and appropriate disaster management and mitigation must be the top priority of government agencies, local government units and vulnerable communities,” DOST said.
The three-day event will showcase the latest innovative technologies and products and disaster risk reduction and response technologies related to research and development (R&D) projects through interactive exhibits and hands-on breakout sessions.
DOST and its partner organizations aim to use this event as a place to educate various stakeholders on technologies that can be used to improve the capabilities of local disaster risk reduction and management offices in disaster risk reduction and preparedness. and response to hazards.
Some of the DOST technologies featured are Tsunami Warning System and Disaster Early Warning, Automated Weather Station, GeoSafer, Detection of Damaged Buildings and Mapping of OLD informs NEW or COIN for innovations in the group of early warning systems.
Under the food security cluster, innovations include irradiated adobo chicken, rice-mongo curls and crunches, micronutrient growth blend, brown rice bar, ready-to-eat emergency relief foods Pack of Hope, Canton noodles with squash and ready-to-drink mung beans and coconut. cream.
Also included are technologies related to man-made infrastructure. These are the ceramic water filter, shop-made house or F-shelter, DIY bamboo shelter, structural assembly systems or connecting bamboo poles, REwear and Cocopatch.
Meanwhile, for the DRRM capability and innovation group, the technologies included are water ambulance, fire tricycle, mobile command post and triage trailer tent, turbo fog cannon, mobile home, pop-up house and sanitary misting tunnel, and RT-PCR Detection Kit from Manila Health Tek Corporation.
Finally, for the Digital and Application Innovations division, the technologies included are Fire Check, the Bagong PAGASA site, Hazard Hunter, Plan Smart, How Safe is My House and VolcanoPH Info.
The Handa Pilipinas exhibition was originally scheduled for March 12-14, 2020 also at the World Trade Center. However, due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases at this time and the beginning of the implementation of various health restrictions and protocols, DOST has decided to postpone the event until now.
The Handa Pilipinas Expo 2022 is open from November 9 to 11, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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