CIFAL Philippines

WEBINAR: Nurture Nature: Impacts of COVID-19 to the Planet and the People

Date: 10 June 2020 Time: 2:00 PM (Manila time) Registration: bitly.com/2XKr6yV Description: The outbreak of COVID-19 reveals the fundamental tenets of the trade-off we consistently face: humans have unlimited needs, but the planet has a limited capacity to satisfy them (UN Environment Programme). This pandemic has prompted a lifestyle change to balance our […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines, partners conduct webinar on migrant repatriation in Gulf states

29 May 2020—In the second of a webinar series, UP-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with online regional news platform Rights Corridor and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), conducted an online discussion on “COVID-19 As A Mobility Crisis: Repatriation of Migrants from the Gulf States.” Froilan Malit, Jr., managing director of […]

WEBINAR: Caring in the Time of COVID-19: Gaps and Risks Facing Filipino Women

Date: 5 June 2020 Time: 3:00 PM (Manila time) Registration: bit.ly/3d272yN Description: The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems. Across every sphere, from health to economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are intensified for women and girls simply because of their sex. Women […]

WEBINAR: Food (In)Security in the Midst of COVID-19

  Date: 3 June 2020   Time: 15:00 (GMT+8)   Registration: http://tinyurl.com/y8gl5xex   Description: In an attempt to delay the spread of coronavirus, governments, businesses, and other stakeholders around the world have taken necessary steps to respond to the crisis. In the Philippines for example, quarantines and lockdowns have been […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds webinar on Chinese migration to PH

22 May 2020—In the first of a webinar series, UP-CIFAL Philippines presented its snapshot study on “Chinese Migration to the Philippines.” Luke Dominic Talavera of UP-CIFAL Philippines identified the issues linked with the inward migration such as the boom of the Philippine offshore gaming operators (POGOs) and undocumented construction workers, […]

WEBINAR: COVID-19 As A Mobility Crisis: Repatriation of Migrants from the Gulf States

TOPIC: The COVID-19 As A Mobility Crisis: Repatriation of Migrants from the Gulf States DATE: 29 May 2020 TIME: 2:00 PM (Manila time) DESCRIPTION: COVID-19 has greatly affected global migration as governments and migrants in migrant-sending and -receiving countries are facing challenges in mobility and governance. In the case of […]

WEBINAR: Chinese Migration To The Philippines

Topic: Chinese Migration to the Philippines Date: 22 May 2020 Time: 3:00 PM (Manila time) Registration: https://bit.ly/2zzKhDq Description: Since President Rodrigo Duterte’s election in 2016, the Philippines and China have been on good terms. This is evident in the influx of Chinese migrants and the boom of the Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) industry. However, Filipinos have been […]

UNITAR, CIFAL Global Network hold webinar on COVID-19 crisis management in Asia Pacific

(Screenshot from UNITAR’s Facebook live) 16 April 2020—The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the CIFAL Global Network organised a virtual roundtable discussion on the practical experiences of Asia Pacific in the crisis management of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Experts from Shanghai, China; Jeju, South Korea; Manila, Philippines; […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines Director discusses challenges of PH universities amid COVID-19 in UNITAR webinar

9 April 2020, Quezon City, Philippines—UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co discussed the challenges that Philippine universities and colleges face in time of the COVID-19 pandemic in a virtual roundtable discussion organised by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). Dr. Co stressed that COVID-19 is a multi-dimensional […]