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 […]

The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration: A Philippine Outlook on Migration and Gender Equality

  Migration is a “defining feature of our globalized world” (United Nations 2018, p. 2). It affects economic, political, and social development at all levels. Migration refers to the movement of people across borders triggered by economic, social, political, or environmental factors. Migration could be a poverty reduction tool that benefits individuals, families, and communities […]

Migrant Protection by Education in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Lessons and Recommendations on the Philippine Post-Arrival Orientation Service (PAOS) in Qatar

Froilan T. Malit, Jr. and Dulce Amor Ledesma   Introduction   The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have increasingly accounted for at least 25 million foreign migrant workers (49% of the total GCC populations), with expectations to cross the 60-million mark by […]

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 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 […]