3 November 2023—On October 25, 2023, an enlightening and impactful forum titled “Migration, Ageing, and the Future of Care” took place, addressing critical issues surrounding the intersection of migration, ageing, and the provision of care. The event, organized by University of the Philippines (UP)-CIFAL Philippines in collaboration with the UP […]
In 1999, the UN General Assembly Resolution 54/120 endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers of Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. Such a day celebrates the fact that the young people of today will grow up alongside the Sustainable […]
P-CIFAL Philippines played host to Roseline Njogu, Principal Secretary for Diaspora Affairs of Kenya, and Delegation in a collaborative effort to strengthen migration strategies and knowledge exchange.
15 December 2022 – The UP-CIFAL Philippines, together with UN Women Philippines, organized a “High-level Forum on a Gender-responsive and Sustainable Recruitment and Reintegration in Philippine Migration Governance” on 14 December 2022 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Pasay City. The forum is part of the Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in […]
Pride Without Borders is not just about celebration; it’s a commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, we support Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, and Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries. Together, let’s create a more inclusive and equal world.
The Philippines has been one of the major sources of seafarers in the world. However, even with the country’s dominance in the industry, compliance with international standards regarding the skills and knowledge of Filipino seafarers has been questioned in the global sphere. This alarming situation pushed the government to establish a bill that shall upscale the capacity of Filipino seafarers, promote gender equality, and protect their rights, the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers.
As we observe the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) on June 25, The University of the Philippines – Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders (UP-CIFAL) Philippines emphasizes the intention of this bill to bridge the gap between the capacity of Filipino seafarers with the international standards. This is a significant step in migration that shall ensure that Filipino maritime migrants are safe and ready to keep up with the changing labor landscape. If the Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers becomes a law in the future, it will also affirm the significance of capacity building in migration and gender equality.
UP-CIFAL Philippines and Quezon City Public Employment Service Office (QC-PESO) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), cementing a robust partnership aimed at enhancing public services and fostering community growth for children with migrant parents. The MoU was officially signed on May 10, 2023 by representatives from both organizations. […]
2023—Happy Earth Day! Let’s cherish and protect this beautiful planet we call home 🌍💚 We are all in this together, and by showing solidarity and commitment to the cause of sustainability, we can make a positive impact on the world around us. Let’s work towards a greener and cleaner […]
13 April 2023—UP-CIFAL Philippines is proud to announce the graduation of its latest cohort of participants from the Professional Course on Water Governance (PCWG), in partnership with the Water Alliance and USAID-Safe Water. The PCWG, which explored issues surrounding water sustainability and its relations to integrated water resource use and […]
17 June 2021 – The UP-CIFAL Philippines, through a webinar entitled “CommUNITY for Immunity: Partnerships for COVID-19 Vaccination Programs,” discussed how local governments and other institutions, such as the academe, can collaborate to launch initiatives to combat the challenges brought by the pandemic. The virtual event emphasized how partnerships could […]