The University of the East, through the UE College of Arts and Sciences-Caloocan and its Department of Social Sciences, is hosting a major seminar this Tuesday, November 28, 2023, on “The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals: At the Halfway Point Towards the 2030 Agenda”.
To be held from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Multipurpose Hall of the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building (MPH 3), the seminar will have as resource speaker Dr. Liza G. Battad, the Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture’s Philippine Carabao Center in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.
A self-professed servant leader, Dr. Liza Battad is Kapampangan-Ilokano fluent resident of San Fernando City in Pampanga. She rose from the ranks, starting off as a research assistant, an instructor, a graduate professor, to her permanent Executive Directorship of the Philippines Carabao Center. She has been in the service of the PCC for 26 years now, with its strong ISO culture and proven development-oriented socio-economic-agribusiness R&D commitment, having performed multiple roles at the Department of Agriculture on a concurrent capacity.
She is known for her pioneering efforts in jumpstarting the implementation of the Carabao Enterprise Development Program of PCC in 1999. Her heart for community development and legacy in trailblazing projects for upgrading rural communities through carabao dairy farming and participatory policy development are known trademarks. As the agency planning executive and socio-economic researcher, she bannered the co-creation of “felt effects” of the Carabao Development Program, by spearheading significant milestone projects that will facilitate socio-economic opportunities to thousands of dairy farmers and value chain players that now have sustainable livelihood in buffalo-based enterprises.
Doc Liza is extraordinarily talented in creating development agenda and strategies. This is anchored through her ability to see the whole industry at a macro level while still being attentive to details of each sector of the agriculture industry—a talent that makes her flexible in the crafting of appropriate plans and projects that created impact in the dairy industry in general. She is a remarkable development practitioner manifesting her indelible imprints in the development of, implementation and calibration of business models, fund generation from national and international organizations, community development, strategic planning and performance management, human resource development, socio-economics and organizational culture research. Her forte is international cooperation and a generation of big-ticket projects that have allowed her agency to improve its absorptive capacity and implement strategic interventions on community-based dairy enterprise development.
Her passionate and ardent service to the government has led to notable accomplishments, including having been adjudged an outstanding employee of her agency and recognized as the 2021 UPLB Distinguished Alumnus on Community Development, and as the recipient of The Golden Wheel Award for 2022 from Rotary International District 3780 for helping to build local economies.
Dr. Liza Battad is the wife of the UE President and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Zosimo M. Battad, and the mother of their three children, who have blessed them with seven grandchildren to date.
Everyone in the UE community is invited to attend this timely and significant seminar!