Each of ILSI SEA Region’s Science Clusters covers a wide range of scientific issues and public health challenges. To maximize our impact, and strengthen our leadership role in strategic and/or emerging areas, ILSI SEA Region has identified a Flagship Program under each of its Science Clusters.
The Flagship Programs have been established to meet the priorities of our stakeholders, as identified through the Science Clusters Survey conducted in 2009. Each Flagship Program will have a 2-year framework of objectives, outputs and outcomes, and these will be subject to monitoring as well as evaluation at the end of the 2 years.
While some of the Flagship Programs are new initiatives that we will be embarking on, others are current long-term programs that continue to be important to ILSI SEA Region’s scientific strategies.
In addition to the Flagship Programs, Task Forces within each Science Cluster plan and carry out specific activities relevant to the scope of the particular Science Cluster. This structure provides focus to ILSI SEA Region’s work, and facilitates greater synergy and interaction among Task Forces that address related topics.
It is envisioned that specific Task Force activities within a Science Cluster may change as issues emerge or are resolved. In this manner, a dynamic framework is created and organized to respond in a timely manner to changing health issues.
The Science Clusters, Flagship Programs and Task Forces are funded by contributions from member companies, as well as support grants from institutions and foundations.
ILSI SEA Region’s Regional Office works closely with our Country Office and Country Committees to coordinate and implement our scientific activities, ensuring that the objectives of each Science Cluster are achieved.