DOST’s Dr. Jaime C. Montoya appointed to United Nations SDG scientist team

Jaime Montoya United Nations SDG
DOST-PCHRD Executive Director Dr. Jaime Montoya (2nd from Left) joins the 15 eminent scientists tasked to draft the 2023 SDG Report. Photo with DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña (3rd from Left) during the 2019 Talakayang HeaRT BEAT (Health Research and Technology) event.

Dr. Jaime C. Montoya of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General to join the scientists who will prepare the draft 2023 Global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Report.

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña announced on October 21, 2020, that the Executive Director of the DOST – Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (DOST-PCHRD) has been named as one of the 15 eminent scientists worldwide who will prepare the draft 2023 SDG Report.

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The DOST Secretary shared that the SDG report “aims to strengthen the science-policy interface and to serve as a strong evidence-based instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development.”

Dr. Montoya joins the diverse group of experts from around the world that includes John Agard (Trinidad and Tobago), Kaltham Ali Al-Ghanim (Qatar), Sergey N. Bobylev (Russian Federation), Opha Pauline Dube, (Botswana), Ibrahima Hathie (Senegal), Norichika Kanie (Japan), Nyovani Janet Madise (Malawi), Shirin Malekpour (Australia), J. Jaime Miranda (Peru), Jiahua Pan (China), Åsa Persson (Sweden), Ambuj D Sagar (India), Imme Scholz (Germany), Nancy Shackell (Canada), and Jaime C Montoya (Philippines).

DOST-PCHRD has been providing solutions to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic including the development of the Philippines’ own vaccines and the Air-Purifying Respirator to protect healthcare workers, among other innovations.

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