The NEDA Regional Office (NRO) MIMAROPA participated in the Workshop on the Formulation of the National Volunteerism Research Agenda (NVRA) held in Taguig City on May 18-20. As representatives from the region, NRO MIMAROPA helped identify existing data and researches, research gaps, and opportunities for collaboration.

Another output from the workshop was a list of volunteer research topics wherein  participation of public sector organizations was included as input from the region, as seen from the conduct of the Search for Outstanding COVID-19 Volunteers in MIMAROPA in the past two years.

NRO MIMAROPA also represented the Regional Research, Development, and Innovation Committee, wherein the outputs and way forward discussed during the workshop will be taken up in the Committee’s next meeting.