3rd ACRMG Succesfully Kicks Off

The 3rd Asian Conference on Resource Management & Governance (ACRMG) hosted by Northwest Samar State University (NwSSU) with its cohosts Cebu Normal University (CNU), CARL E. Balita Review Center (CBRC), and Universitas Brawijaya successfully commenced its opening day, today, November 28, held at CNU Grounds, Cebu City.

This year’s theme is central to “Addressing Climate Change through Sustainable Resource Management and Resilient Governance: Challenges and Opportunities for Transdisciplinary Research” which aims to foster meaningful conversations on responsible resource utilization, environmental conservation, and effective governance strategies in the Asian region.

The conference embraces a hybrid format (having in-person and online presenters and participants) which gathered more than 200 faculty-researchers, experts, and students from across and outside the country for a collaborative effort. They were welcomed by warm messages from the NwSSU President, Dr. Benjamin L. Pecayo, and the Carl E. Balita Review Center President and CEO, Dr. Carl E. Balita.

Dr. Sri Suhartini of the Department of Agro-industrial Technology, Universitas Brawijaya, served as the Keynote Speaker. Dr. Suhartini set the tone of the conference by discussing the pathway to sustainable industry with focus on waste valorization to high-value bioproducts.

Likewise, Dr. Ricardo T. Bagarinao, Director of Center for Open and Digital Teaching and Learning of the University of the Philippines-Open University, graced the plenary talks with his research entitled “Transdisciplinary Perspective on Nature-Based Solutions to Climate Change: Linking Research and Policy”.

Parallel sessions began in the afternoon bearing three tracks: Resource Management, Local Gorvenance, and Multidisciplinary, held at different venues inside CNU and via Zoom platform. The sessions will continue tomorrow wherein two more plenary talks will also preside over.


Article and Photos by: NwSSU Research, Innovation, and Extension Office