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ROWENA P. VARELA, Ph.D.

OVPRIE Personnel

CHARRY C. CUENCA
AURORA JEAN A. TORRALBA
JENIE A. DEDUMO



The Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Extension

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About The Research And Development

The OVPRIE is responsible of recommending to the University President policies, strategies, guidelines, budgetary allocations, among others pertaining to research, innovation, and extension. The VPRIE shall also direct the planning, implementation, and monitoring of all research, innovation, and extension programs and the necessary collaborations with institutional linkages. Complementary thereto shall be the performance of all specific responsibilities stipulated in the Special Order that mandates the designation.

The OVPRIE is assisted by technical assistants in the performance of the responsibilities assigned by the University President and may delegate duties and responsibilities in such capacity whenever necessary to certain officials, except for when it is explicitly restricted by the existing policies.

The officials of the OVPRIE’s administrative core group include the Director of Research Centers, the Director of the Extension Services, the Directors of the research centers, Director of Technology Transfer and Licensing Office (TTLO), the Director of Extension Services, and the Director of the RIE Publication and Communication.
The Caraga State University is an academic institution tasked by the government to provide quality service in professional and technological training particularly in the northeastern Mindanao area, the Caraga Region. As a state institution, its mandate is to support socio-economic development in its service area through the basic functions of instructions, research, extension and production. Research provides the foundation for the other three functions, hence, a sound Research and Development (R&D) program should be formulated and implemented to answer the technological needs and problems of the people in its service area.

Guided by its Vision, Mission, Goal and Objectives, CSU crafted its Five-Year Research and Development Agenda. The Agenda shall serve as the detailed road map towards achieving the common goal of reducing poverty through proper education and economic development efforts while sustaining the natural resources for the future generations. In adherence to the Caraga Regional Development Plan (RDP) 2004-2010 toward seeing the region equitably wealthy, the CSU R&D Agenda likewise reflects the basic sources of livelihood for Caraga populace; agriculture, forestry, fishery and mining, and the need for higher level of educational capacities. The basic livelihood sources of Caraga populations and the status of functional literacy in the region serve as the guide for the Institute's efforts to generate information, technologies and knowledge in support to the region's quest to be free from poverty and ignorance.

Research and Development Networks

Caraga State University is an active member of various R&D consortia such as:
Caraga Consortium for Agriculture, Forestry and Resources Research and Development (CCARRD)
As the base agency of CCARRD, Caraga State University is actively involved in the various programs and activities of the consortium. It actively participates in the S&T Anchor Program for Caraga Region - the ITP-Based R&D Support Program led by DENR-13. It also supports the K-Agrinet Program of the consortium by establishing its own Techno-Pinoy Center or the Farmers' Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center, based at the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). In partnership with CCARRD, Caraga State University was able to establish new linkages and generate additional resources for its R&D activities. These include among others the Biodiversity Archiving and Assessment Project funded by CEPF and the Socioeconomic Profiling in Eastern Mindanao Corridor funded by CI-Philippines.

Moreover, some faculty members of the University are state beneficiaries of the training and other capability building programs sponsored and organized by CCARRD.

For more information about the Consortium, you can visit their website at http://www.ccarrd.org/

Caraga Regional Agriculture R&D Network
The state institute, as part of the Agriculture R&D Network of Caraga Region, supports in the review of R&D proposals and related activities initiated by the Caraga Regional Integrated Agricultural Research Center (CARIARC). With its linkage to the network, the institute was able to generate research funds from DA-BAR. Presently, DA-BAR funds the study on the Design and Fabrication of a Mechanical Banana Chipper and Dryer.

CHED Zonal Research Center for Mindanao
Caraga State University benefited through the training and other capability building efforts of the network. The biodiversity conservation and management field activity which aims to train faculty-researchers on actual field sampling is one of these. Likewise, the center provides opportunity to strengthen Caraga State University's capability through its programs, i. e. travel grants (for paper/poster presentation at the national level) and publication support.

External Funding/Grants And Nature Of Partnership



Statement of External Funding/Grants and Nature of Partnership Table


The RDE Implementation Plan



       In consonance with the institutional, regional and national R&D priorities of government agencies, the CSU RDIE Framework was formulated. It presents the CSU Office of the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Extension (OVPRIE) as the umbrella for all research, development and extension programs of the university. The office is created to oversee the research, development and innovations of CSU for sustainable management of the region’s natural resources towards improving livelihood, public health and socio-cultural aspects through the provision of basic knowledge, information, innovations and technology. With this framework, the CSU RDE Programs are aimed at addressing to the needs of the region through: utilizing and developing the lowland and upland resources sustainably; managing the mineral resources responsibly; developing and maintaining the natural endowments for ecotourism and for conservation; smart regional development planning using ICT; disaster preparedness using geo-informatics; upgrading human capacity through the understanding and appreciation of science and mathematics; and cultivating values and culture through basic and functional literacy programs and the appreciation of the socio-cultural backgrounds of every sector of society.

Research, Development, Innovation and Extension Framework



       The various lines represent the interconnectivity of the different programs. These lines likewise show the interrelatedness and interdependence of the programs in terms of human resources, facilities, capability building and other relevant areas of collaboration. The semi-circular line connecting the various research and innovation centers to the innovation and commercialization center, market and the partners (eg. industry, LGUs, other stakeholders) indicate the interrelationships of the various components in the system, while the uni-directional arrows signify the strong direction of the various Research and Innovation Centers to generate knowledge, technologies and innovations to support the achievement of socially-sensitive inclusive economic growth and disaster resiliency. The CSU Administration is linked with the various partners and the market is also shown to point out the feedback mechanism as part of the system. The open lines indicate the flow of information and feedbacks between the CSU Administration and partners and between the Innovation and Technology Commercialization Center (ITCC).