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<p style="text-align:left"><span style="text-align:justify">A joint offering of the </span><b style="text-align:justify">Institute
of Philippine Culture (IPC)</b><span style="text-align:justify"> and the </span><b style="text-align:justify">SoSS
Research Cluster on Knowledge and Social Innovation</b><span style="text-align:justify"> of the School of Social
Sciences (SOSS), this Research Forum interrogates how </span><b style="text-align:justify">Knowledge Mobilization</b><span style="text-align:justify">—or the use of knowledge towards the
achievement of goals—can provide inputs for </span><b style="text-align:justify">policy formulation</b><span style="text-align:justify"> and generate </span><b style="text-align:justify">social change and development</b><span style="text-align:justify">. The three resource persons will be
speaking on this theme which is a specific interest of the SOSS Research
Cluster on Knowledge and Social Innovation, and based on research they have
conducted under the auspices of the Institute of Philippine Culture (IPC).</span></p>

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<p style="text-align:justify"><b><span style="font-size:12pt">Abstracts
of the Presentations</span></b></p>

<p style="text-align:left"><b>Mary Racelis’s</b> presentation is entitled <b>“Objectivity? Advocacy? Or Both? The Case
for Engaged Social Science Research”</b> (with a focus on Engaged or Public
Anthropology). Whereas early anthropological field researchers mainly from
Europe or the United States emphasized the principle of objectivity or
neutrality in the course of data gathering and analysis, many social science
researchers including anthropologists by the second half of the twentieth
century, however, began to question the norm of professional detachment from
their “subjects,” and became scholar-practitioners committed to helping and
taking sides with their subject populations. This was a result of perceived
negative effects of global incursions on ordinary people—displacement, forced
migration, externally generated development programs, unrelenting market forces,
warfare, and even genocide—on families and communities. Examples of engaged
social science research in the Philippines as well as strategies for sustaining
activist scholarship with and for people will be discussed in this
presentation.</p><p style="text-align:left">In his presentation entitled <b>“From Knowledge to Policy: Mobilizing
Social Science Knowledge in the Philippine Food Staples Self-Sufficiency
Program,”</b> <b>Michael D. Pante</b> will be
presenting the research highlights of a study he conducted with <b>Michael B. Syson</b> and <b>Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu</b>. This study is
part of the IPC Merit Research Award (MRA) Program-supported research on
“Knowledge Mobilization/Ignorance Mobilization for Rural Development: How the
Social Sciences Influence Policy (and vice versa) in the Philippines” of the
SoSS Cluster on Knowledge and Social Innovation (convened by Dr.
Saloma-Akpedonu). The aforementioned research project presents a sample of
different quantitative methods to measure the impact of the social sciences on
a chosen state policy, the Food Self-Sufficiency Program (FSSP) of the
Department of Agriculture (DOA) of the Philippines. Each method used reveals a
different facet of the process behind the utilization of a wide array of
previously published social science research works (in the form of books,
journal articles, and the like) toward a specific policy-making goal. Mr.
Pante’s presentation of their study answers the following questions: Which
particular social scientists and social science works have contributed the most
to the crafting of the policy? Which particular schools of thought are most
prominent in the policy? Which particular schools of thought have been excluded
in policy making? The results of this research reveal that particular networks
of social scientists and their respective schools of thought are given a
privileged position in the crafting of the FSSP. These findings challenge the
assumed inclusiveness of state policies that have a direct impact on grassroots
communities.<br></p>

<p style="text-align:left"><span style="text-align:justify">In her presentation on </span><b style="text-align:justify">“Engaging Communities in Doing Child
Friendly Research,” Angela Desiree M. Aguirre</b><span style="text-align:justify"> will draw on her vast
experience in doing IPC studies on child rights and the promotion of Child
Friendly Communities. In particular, her presentation will focus on the IPC
study </span><b style="text-align:justify">“Situational Analysis for the
Child Friendly Communities Program”</b><span style="text-align:justify"> supported by the</span><b style="text-align:justify"> Intervida Philippine Foundation (IPF)</b><span style="text-align:justify">, and covering six partner
municipalities in the provinces of Camarines Sur, Albay, and Sorsogon. In her
presentation, Ms Aguirre will highlight how the conduct of the situational
analysis of the child friendly communities programs of these municipalities was
facilitated by the IPC’s research partnership with the communities (barangays).
In preparation for the site-specific situational analysis reports, the IPC,
under the directorship of Ms Aguirre, conducted training on community research
for the Barangay Appraisal Teams. The latter served as the key data collectors
at the community level, with the barangay members themselves conducting the
assessment sessions (focus group discussions) with children, male and female
adolescents, and parents. Ms Aguirre will conclude her presentation with
insights on how research undertaken by the community members themselves impacts
on programming for Child Friendly Communities.</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:12pt" lang="EN-PH">Program </span></b><span lang="EN-PH">(moderated by Dr. Czarina A.
Saloma-Akpedonu)</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">4:00 − 4:30 pm:   REGISTRATION</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">4:30 − 4:35 pm:   OPENING
CEREMONIES</span></p>

<p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 1.25in;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:Wingdings" lang="EN-PH">§<span style="font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;font-family:&#39;Times New Roman&#39;"> 
</span></span><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">Philippine National Anthem</span></p>

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</span></span><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">Welcome remarks (by Dr. Marita Castro
Guevara, PhD, Director, Institute of Philippine Culture)</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">4:35 – 4:40 pm:   INTRODUCTION OF
THE SPEAKERS (by Dr. Czarina A. Saloma-Akpedonu)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 1in;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">4:40 −  5:00 pm:  PRESENTATION BY PROF. MARY RACELIS</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">                          (“Objectivity?
Advocacy? Or Both? The Case for Engaged Social Science Research”)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">5:00 – 5:20 pm:   PRESENTATION BY
MICHAEL D. PANTE</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 1in;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">  (“Mobilizing Social Science Knowledge in the Philippine Food
Staples Self-Sufficiency Program”)</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 1in;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">5:20 – 5:40 pm:   PRESENTATION BY
ANGELA DESIREE M. AGUIRRE</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">                          (“Engaging
Communities in Doing Child Friendly Research”)</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">5:40 – 6:00 pm:   OPEN FORUM</span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;background-image:initial;background-repeat:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt" lang="EN-PH">6:00 p.m.            END OF
PROGRAM</span></p>

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