French Embassy officials broach possible research collaboration
Visiting officials from the French Embassy in Manila Mr. Jean-Jacques Forte (sixth from left), Cultural Counsellor, Ms. Sarah Mahe (fifth from left), Attaché for Science and Research Cooperation, and Ms. Marina Battesti (fourth from left), Attaché for Higher Education and Linguistic, with Ms. Adoracion T. Robles (second from left), Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Deputy Director for Administration; Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma (fifth from right), Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development; Dr. Maria Monina Cecilia A. Villena (fourth from right), Program Head for Knowledge Management; Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (sixth from right), Senior Fellow and former SEARCA Director; Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz (third from right) and Dr. Bessie M. Burgos (second from right), Technical Advisors, Dr. Nova A. Ramos (rightmost) and Ms. Rosario M. Bantayan (leftmost), both Program Specialist for Knowledge Management; and Ms. Carmen Nyhria G. Rogel (third from left), Program Specialist for Research and Development.
Mr. Jean-Jacques Forte, Cultural Counsellor, Ms. Sarah Mahe, Attaché for Science and Research Cooperation, and Ms. Marina Battesti, Attaché for Higher Education and Linguistic, all of the French Embassy in Manila, visited SEARCA on 29 October 2018.
They sought a meeting with SEARCA officials to discuss possible collaboration on research and development initiatives that include post-disaster training courses or seminars or other related preventive assistance and support for farmers and local communities.
The French officials were received by Ms. Adoracion T. Robles, Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Deputy Director for Administration, along with SEARCA Program Heads, Program Specialists, Technical Advisors, and Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., former SEARCA Director, who has continued to support the Center as a Senior Fellow. (Leah Lyn D. Domingo)