CIFAL Philippines

UP-CIFAL Philippines celebrates Pride Month with Pride Without Borders

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.

Migration in Focus—Magna Carta of Filipino Seafarers: Bridging the Gaps between Standards and Capacity

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 PH, QC-PESO sign MoU for partnership on children with migrant parents

  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. […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines launches Professional Course on Water Governance

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 […]

International Conference on Human Mobility and Climate Action

21 October 2021 – The University of the Philippines – Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders or the International Center for Authorities and Leaders Philippines (UP-CIFAL Philippines), together with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), hosted the International […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds webinar on partnerships to support vaccination programs

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 […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines capacitates the business sector

02 June 2021 – The UP-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), held a capacity building entitled “SDG 101: SDGs for Sustainable Business.” The virtual event aimed to introduce the importance of incorporating SDGs into PCCI’s business operations and to demonstrate how integrating the […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds webinar on food security and partnerships against hunger

24 May 2021 – The UP-CIFAL Philippines organized a webinar entitled, “CommUNITY for Food Security: Partnerships Against Hunger,” which presented how citizens could rise to collaborate with the local government to address issues in food security and nutrition. The virtual event was graced by the presence of the Country Representative […]