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The Philippines is a Newton Fund partner country. The partnership with the Philippines is called the Newton-Agham Fund. Agham is the Filipino word for science.

More than 7,000 islands make up the Philippines, but the bulk of its fast-growing population lives on just 11 of them. Much of the country is mountainous and prone to earthquakes and eruptions from around 20 active volcanoes. It is often buffeted by typhoons and other storms. [Source: BBC] 

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Priorities for Philippines

Newton Agham Fund programmes are shaped by development priorities identified by the Philippines. They are:
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Health and life sciences
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Improving environmental resilience and energy security
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Future cities
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Agritech
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Digital, innovation and creativity
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If you are interested in learning more about the Newton-Agham Fund please get in touch with our local team.

Sarah Esguerra

Newton Agham Programme Officer

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More than 7,000 islands make up the Philippines, but the bulk of its fast-growing population lives on just 11 of them. Much of the country is mountainous and prone to earthquakes and eruptions from around 20 active volcanoes. It is often buffeted by typhoons and other storms. [Source: BBC] Millions of Filipinos rely on agriculture, forestry and fisheries for their livelihoods; yet, frequent natural disasters — which cost the Philippines about $5 billion annually — threaten these critical natural resources.

While the Philippines has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the region, many Filipinos are being left behind. Limited foreign investment, constrained access to quality public services and a controversial anti-drug campaign threaten the prosperity and security of the Philippines. Seven of the Philippines’ 10 poorest provinces are located on the southern island of Mindanao, stamping out opportunities for young people and making way for rebel groups and extremists — including from other countries — to take root (USAID, 2018)

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