(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 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 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 […]

CIFAL Philippines leads workshop on gender, labor migration for Quezon City staff

QUEZON CITY—Members of the Quezon City Migration and Development Council (MDC) successfully completed CIFAL Philippines’ orientation workshop on gender, labor migration and sustainable development held on November 28, 2017. The workshop aimed to deepen the understanding of local government officials of the importance of a gender perspective in international labor migration. It also intended to […]

Lecture-Forum: Does Proactive State Protection Policy Lead to Better Worker Welfare?

  CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the International Organization on Migration (IOM), would like to invite everyone to a lecture-forum titled “Does Proactive State Protection Policy Lead to Better Worker Welfare? The Role of Front-Line State Bureaucrats in the Gulf Region” with visiting scholar Mr. Froilan T. Malit, Jr. of the Gulf Labour Markets & Migration (GLMM) […]

CIFAL Philippines holds workshop on migration data for Quezon City staff

ANTIPOLO CITY, PHILIPPINES – Members of the Quezon City Migration and Development Council (MDC) successfully completed CIFAL Philippines’ capacity building workshop on migration data for sustainable development. The workshop, held from August 30 to 31, 2017, included lectures from experts and practical exercises on migration, data, and sustainable development. Dr. Nimfa Ogena of the University […]

CIFAL Philippines trains Quezon City staff on migration crisis management

  TAGAYTAY CITY, PHILIPPINES – Thirty members of the Quezon City Migration and Development Council (MDC) successfully completed CIFAL Philippines’ pioneer training on Migration Crisis Management held from August 8 to 10, 2017. The 3-day seminar-workshop aims to build the capacities of local government officials in handling various types of crisis situations – from coordinating […]