UP-CIFAL Philippines capacitates city university students on sustainable development

21 March 2018, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines held a seminar-workshop on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for 87 students of the City of Malabon University, a local government-run university. The workshop, entitled “A Critical Challenge of the Youth and Sustainable Development and Growth in an Era of Globalization, aims to help the youth assess their daily […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines conducts capacity-building workshop on migration crisis preparedness and response in Legazpi

4-6 March 2019, Legazpi, Albay, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region V, conducted a capacity-building workshop on strengthening crisis preparedness and response towards migrants. Participants were 94 regional authorities involved in migration, emergency planning and implementation, and humanitarian issues. Legazpi City Mayor […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds 2nd consultation meeting for Certificate Course on Global Migration

8 February 2019, Quezon City, Philippinesꟷ UP-CIFAL Philippines held a consultation meeting on the Certificate Course on Global Migration with 11 experts. The meeting generated comments on plans of actions and possible marketing strategies from prospective module writers and resource persons from United Nations agencies, government agencies, and the academe working on migration, gender equality […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines conducts SDG capacity building for various local gov’t employees

22 March 2018, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines conducted a capacity building orientation with workshop on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for 30 legislative staff of various local government units (LGU). Director Dr. Edna Co and staff of UP-CIFAL Philippines discussed and demonstrated how to mainstream SDGs especially in developing local policies. As a final workshop output, […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds 3rd annual board meeting

18 March 2018, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines’ Board of Representatives gathered for the 3rd annual meeting. Present at the meeting were UP System Executive Vice President Dr. Ted Herbosa (representing UP President Atty. Danilo Concepcion), United Nations Resident Coordinator Ola Almgren, Philippine Business for Social Progress President Bro. Armin Luistro, Scalabrini Migration Center Director Dr. […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines partners with WYA for 7th Emerging Leaders Conference

15 March 2018, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines partnered with international youth organization World Youth Alliance (WYA) for the 7th Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC). Eighty-six high school and college students as well as young professionals participated in the conference, with the theme: “To My Future Self.” The ELC is a major annual program of WYA which […]

Gender-responsive migration data management discussed in UP-CIFAL Philippines’ International Women’s Month forum

13 March 2019, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷIn celebration of the International Women’s Month, UP-CIFAL Philippines held a public forum on gender-responsive migration data management. At least 220 participants from the academe, government agencies, non-government and international organizations, and migrant groups attended the forum, which was jointly organized with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines, the […]

New staff joins UP CIFAL Philippines’ migration team

A new staff joined UP-CIFAL Philippines’ Migration and Gender Equality team in February. Mary Katherine Lao works as a project officer on the curriculum development of the Certificate Course on Global Migration. Lao is currently taking up her master’s degree in sociology at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. She was born and raised in […]

Philippine migration outlook presented at a regional economic planning meeting

    15 February 2019, Laguna, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co presented the “Philippine Migration Outlook” working paper during the first quarter meeting of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region IV-A’s Committee on Migration and Development (CMD). NEDA is the country’s economic planning and policy body. The working paper is an initiative […]

The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration: A Philippine Outlook on Migration and Gender Equality

  Migration is a “defining feature of our globalized world” (United Nations 2018, p. 2). It affects economic, political, and social development at all levels. Migration refers to the movement of people across borders triggered by economic, social, political, or environmental factors. Migration could be a poverty reduction tool that benefits individuals, families, and communities […]