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 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 holds forum on Korean migration to PH

To promote the contributions of Korean migration to the Philippines through partnerships and collaboration, UP CIFAL Philippines held a forum at the University of the Philippines (UP) Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on October 16, 2018. Around 40 participants from the academe, the government, and the private sector attended the forum co-organized by UP Korea […]

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 […]