UP CIFAL Philippines holds roundtable discussion on proposed Certificate Course on Global Migration

To refine the proposed Certificate Course on Global Migration, UP CIFAL Philippines held a roundtable discussion on October 9, 2018 at the University of the Philippines (UP) Asian Center in Quezon City. UP CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co and migration experts from the academe, government, and international organization discussed the objectives, target audience, module […]

UP CIFAL Philippines supports Quezon City’s BaLinkBayan Portal for overseas Filipinos

(Photo Courtesy: Quezon City Local Government’s Facebook page)   In support of the continuing partnership with Quezon City, UP CIFAL Philippines attended the signing of the memorandum of agreement and launching of an e-governance project for overseas Filipinos on August 17 at the Quezon City Hall. Quezon City Mayor and UP CIFAL Philippines Board Member […]

UP CIFAL Philippines director offers insights into effective disaster management

A leading ambassador for the United Nations (UN) in the Asia-Pacific region is visiting Newcastle in Australia on August 9 to share insights into the impact of natural disasters on human mobility. The University of Newcastle will host Dr Edna Co, who is Director of the International Training Centres for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) in […]

UP CIFAL Philippines collaborates with CIFAL Jeju, International IDEA on SDG and Migration Workshop

JEJU, SOUTH KOREA—UP CIFAL Philippines, together with CIFAL Jeju and Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA), conducted a workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and Migration. Thirty eight participants from 18 countries gathered to talk about issues on migration, trafficking, and refugee crisis. Nikhil Seth, Executive Director of UNITAR from Geneva, […]

UP CIFAL Philippines speaks at a forum by the Korea Research Center

In a small forum sponsored by the University of the Philippines Korea Research Center (UP KRC) on 15 June 2018, Rodalyn Apple Ariola, UP CIFAL Philippines’ newest project assistant on Migration and Gender Equality, articulated her experience in working with a Korean company in the Philippines.   In her presentation, Ariola highlighted the success factors […]

(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 Master in Migration Studies

UP-CIFAL Philippines and the UP Diliman Asian Center submitted a curricular proposal establishing a Professional Master 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

UP 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 […]