UP CIFAL Philippines welcomes 6 KSU, UP interns

UP CIFAL Philippines formally welcomed three undergraduate students from the Kennesaw State University (KSU)- CIFAL Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia and three local interns from the University of the Philippines (UP) in an orientation on May 28. Project Associates Jeanena Mae Rafer and Jorica Pamintuan gave an overview of UP CIFAL Philippines and its thematic areas: […]

UP CIFAL Philippines holds SDG orientation for Philippine Commission on Human Rights

UP CIFAL Philippines held an orientation on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for 28 technical staff members of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on May 17-18, 2018 at the CHR Main Office in Quezon City.  The SDG orientation was done in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Philippine Office. The orientation aimed to mainstream […]

(26-29 June 2018) Workshop on SDGs and Migration

Application_Form_2018 Concept+note_2018.HT_WS_June+26-29_website 26-29 June 2018 (Jeju, Korea) Background Over the past few decades, globalization and technological advancements have significantly boosted human mobility. As of 2017, UN DESA estimates that 258 million people – 3.3 percent of the global population – are international migrants. While the proportion of migrants to those who remain in their country […]

UP students conduct SDG education, inclusive business ideas outreach project in Q.C.

Students from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman under CIFAL Director Dr. Edna Co conducted a sustainable development goals (SDG) education and inclusive business ideas outreach project on May 5, 2018 at the Gawad Kalinga PWD Village in Quezon City. In her opening remarks, Dr. Co highlighted the role of communities and young people […]

UP CIFAL Philippines conducts capacity building on gender and migration for Makati City

NASUGBU, BATANGAS, PHILIPPINES—UP CIFAL Philippines conducted a capacity building workshop on gender, migration, and sustainable development goals (SDGs) for staff of the local government of Makati City from April 25 to 27, 2018. Fifty four employees from various offices of the Makati City government participated in the activity, which aimed to mainstream SDGs, gender and […]

UP CIFAL Philippines, UP Diliman Asian Center to institute Professional Masters in Migration Studies

UP-CIFAL Philippines and the UP Diliman Asian Center submitted a curricular proposal establishing a Professional Masters in Migration Studies to the University’s Social Sciences and Law Cluster on February 26. The two institutions developed an interdisciplinary professional degree program that provides both theoretical and practical understanding of migration in the context of sustainable development. A […]

UP CIFAL Philippines co-organizes “Improving Road Safety for Sustainable Cities: Best Practice Sharing Workshop” in Bangkok, Thailand

With the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the King Prajadhipok’s Institute (KPI), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the People’s Safety Foundation, UP CIFAL Philippines contributed to take road safety to center stage in one of the busiest metropolises in the Asian region. The […]

Mobility of skilled labor in the ASEAN: Free or unfree?

Dr. Rene E. Ofreneo University of the Philippines   Abstract: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has declared repeatedly its goal of transforming the Southeast Asian region into one ASEAN economic community (AEC). A major feature of this community-hood is the “free movement of skilled labor” across the region. This paper outlines how this […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds roundtable discussion on migration situation

CIFAL Philippines hosted a roundtable discussion on the migration situation on March 5, 2018 at the Quezon Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman. Eighteen representatives from the government, the academe, civil society organizations, and the private sector tackled issues affecting overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), including the review of migration laws and agreements, recruitment and monitoring […]

DISCUSSION PAPER: Challenges to Implementing Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs)

  CIFAL PHILIPPINES DISCUSSION PAPER Challenges to Implementing Mutual Recognition Arrangements (MRAs): Effects on Human Capital Mobility in Southeast Asia Joefe B. Santarita, Ph.D.   ABSTRACT To complement regionalism, new regionalism in particular, regionalization as a process is expected to come into full circle in facilitating wider mobility of people, especially the professionals and skilled […]