Peace Corps Philippines Country Director Monica Collier, (second from left) and Director Mario Capanzana of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) (third from left) during the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City, Metro Manila on 27 July 2018.
Witnessing the ceremony is Secretary Fortunato De La Peña of the Department of Science of Technology (far left) along with other officials. This is part of the U.S. Peace Corps – IBM innovative public-private partnership launched in December 2015, now in its third year. A team from the IBM Corporate Service Corps Program and Peace Corps Response Volunteers will work hand-in-hand to deliver identified outputs under the theme of Information and Communication Technology Innovation. They will work together to enhance information systems with their local counterpart from the FNRI.