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). Nearly 100 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 […]

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. Around 225 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 United […]

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 Outlook on Migration and Gender Equality” 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 […]

UP CIFAL Philippines discusses better science communication with scientists, experts

    07 February 2019, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷUP CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) and social research institution Social Weather Stations (SWS), organized a meeting with around 20 experts on how to effectively communicate science to the public. The meeting was spurred by the negative perceptions of the […]

UP CIFAL Philippines, Southern Taiwan’s Edu-Connect South East Asia organize learning tour on Inclusive Business for Economic Development

UP CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with Edu-Connect Southeast Asia Association-Kaohsiung, organized a four-day learning tour on entrepreneurial development and innovation in Southern Taiwan from December 12-15, 2018. Seventeen Filipino entrepreneurs and academics joined the learning tour, which aims to foster collaborative learning on the innovative practices of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the […]

UP CIFAL Philippines holds consultation on migration, gender equality outlook

UP CIFAL Philippines held a consultation on the “Philippine Outlook on Migration and Gender Equality” on November 28, 2018 at the University of the Philippines School of Statistics in Quezon City. Thirty-five representatives from government agencies, universities, and civil society organizations attended the consultation. It aims to gather comments from different stakeholders on the working […]

UP CIFAL PH Director moderates UN Women’s panel discussion on gender in PH migration

QUEZON CITY—UP CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co moderated a panel discussion on “Situating Gender in Philippine Migration Landscape: Trends, Challenges and Emerging Issues” on November 5, 2018. The panel discussion is part of the two-day national consultation forum with the civil society entitled “Towards A Gender-Responsive Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration […]

UP CIFAL Philippines promotes creative economy, sustainable tourism in 5th Inclusive Business Forum

BAGUIO CITY, BENGUET—To promote creative economy and sustainable tourism, UP CIFAL Philippines held its 5th Inclusive Business (IB) Forum on November 12, 2018 at the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB). More than 50 government employees, business practitioners, and students participated in the IB forum, jointly organized by UP CIFAL Philippines and UPB. In his […]

UN flag raised for the first time in PH university

The United Nations (UN) flag was officially hoisted for the first time at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman in Quezon City on November 6, 2018. Led by UP CIFAL Philippines and the UP School of Statistics (SoS), the UN flag raising ceremony symbolizes that the UP campus is now a “UN city,” reflecting […]