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 […]

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 Philippines Director discusses natural region as governance framework, highlights contributions to SDG targets in PAASE conference

UP CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co discussed the natural region as a framework of governance architecture for sustainable development in a conference organized by the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) on October 25, 2018 at the UP National Institute of Physics in Quezon City. Now a member of the PAASE, Dr. Co […]

UP CIFAL Philippines conducts 2nd Youth CAMP

Photo Courtesy: IGNITE-NCPAG SAN PABLO CITY, LAGUNA—UP CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the San Pablo City Government, Sangguniang Kabataan of San Pablo, and the Initiative for Genuine Involvement, Transparency and Empowerment (IGNITE) of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG), conducted the second installment of the Youth Commitment to Action and Multi-Stakeholder […]

UP CIFAL Philippines promotes innovative and sustainable entrepreneurship in 4th Inclusive Business Forum

ILOILO CITY, ILOILO—To raise awareness on innovative and sustainable entrepreneurship, UP CIFAL Philippines conducted its 4th Inclusive Business (IB) Forum on October 1, 2018 at the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV). More than 200 students, government employees, business practitioners, and non-government workers participated in the IB forum, jointly organized by UP CIFAL Philippines, UPV, […]

UP CIFAL Philippines Director speaks at 3M Philippines’ road safety campaign launch

(PHOTO COURTESY: Screen grab from 3M Philippines’ Facebook livestream) UP CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna E.A. Co discussed the key role of road safety in achieving sustainable development goals (SDG) at the “Drive For Road Safety” campaign launch of 3M Philippines on September 20 at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Road safety is one […]

UP CIFAL Philippines conducts 3rd Inclusive Business Forum in Laguna

(Photo Courtesy: UPLB College of Economics and Management) LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA—To promote agro-industrial development and environmental sustainability among local businesses, UP CIFAL Philippines conducted the third of its series of fora on inclusive business (IB) on August 30, 2018 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). The broader objective of the forum is […]

UP CIFAL Philippines holds Inclusive Business forum in Davao City

DAVAO CITY—To show how local businesses create jobs while promoting social justice and long-lasting peace, UP CIFAL Philippines conducted the second of its series of fora on inclusive business (IB) on August 24, 2018 at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP). One hundred eighty students, government employees, and business practitioners participated in the IB forum, […]