Capacity-building, Outreach and Sustainability
In this Volume, we showcase the sustaining activities aimed at ensuing continuity and growth of SSTA in
the country, particularly of the gains and milestones in capacity-building of people and institutions
through linkages, partnerships and outreach efforts.
Through prior initiatives of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Advanced Science
and Technology Institute (ASTI), the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology
Research Division (PCIEERD), and the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and other academic
institutions, our country has produced highly skilled space scientists and engineers, forged local and
foreign partnerships, and promoted space awareness and appreciation to the public. This emergent
capacity equips the PhilSA with the solid foundation and momentum to hit the ground running and to
implement new and continuing SSTA programs. The PhilSA shall serve as a home for these personnel
and shall nurture their skills, training and experience towards further productive contributions in SSTA
for the country. The linkages and partnerships provide a springboard for the PhilSA and they shall be
institutionalized and further operationalized through its ensuing programs.
Finally, PhilSA shall expand space outreach initiatives to reach the entire country, in line with its
fostering space education and awareness and promoting the growth of the local space ecosystem.