UP-CIFAL Philippines presents SDG localization through capacity building at UN forum

15 July 2019, New York, U.S.A.—UP-CIFAL Philippines presented how it contributes to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) through capacity building at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (UN HLPF). Dr. Edna Co, CIFAL Philippines director and professor at the University of the Philippines (UP), joined other directors from the CIFAL centres […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines, UPD OIL hold capacity building seminar on int’l scholarship applications

6 JULY 2019, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES—UP-CIFAL Philippines and the University of the Philippines Diliman Office of International Linkages (UPD OIL) held a capacity building seminar on international scholarship applications. Sixty-five graduates from various public and private universities attended the seminar which aims to raise awareness on available academic opportunities abroad for aspiring Filipino master’s and […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines highlights economic growth, decent work in financial exchange program

5 JULY 2019–UP-CIFAL Philippines highlighted sustainable development goal (SDG) 8: economic growth and decent work in a financial exchange program attended by nearly 200 micro-entrepreneurs from Mandaluyong, a highly urbanized city in Metro Manila. Ma. Christine Sanchez, program officer for SDGs of UP-CIFAL Philippines, explained that SDG 8.3 aims to formalize and encourage the growth […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines discusses upcoming projects with UN Resident Coordinator

MANDALUYONG CITY, PHILIPPINES, 4 JULY 2019–UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co and United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Ola Almgren discussed two of UP-CIFAL Philippines’ upcoming projects, the Professional Capacity-building Course on Global Migration and the High-level Forum on Global Migration. A collaborative initiative by UP-CIFAL Philippines and UN-related and affiliated organizations, the Professional Capacity-building Course […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines conducts SDG capacity building for micro-entrepreneurs in Mandaluyong City

25 JUNE 2019, MANDALUYONG CITY, PHILIPPINES – UP-CIFAL Philippines conducted sustainable development goals (SDGs) capacity building to 55 active and aspiring micro-entrepreneurs. Kristine Jane Montalla, program officer for inclusive business of UP-CIFAL Philippines, explained how simple daily actions such as investing responsibly can help in the development of micro-enterprises in the country. By creating jobs, […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines, CFO discuss renewal of agreement

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 20 JUNE 2019–UP-CIFAL Philippines and the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) discussed the renewal of agreement on partnership. UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co, Sec. Francisco Acosta and Undersecretary Astravel Pimentel-Naik of CFO, along with UP CIFAL Philippines and CFO staff, attended the meeting to discuss the continuing agreement and partnership through the […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines discusses SDGs, inclusive business to women entrepreneurs

19 JUNE 2019, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – UP-CIFAL Philippines discussed sustainable development goals (SDGs) and inclusive business to almost 30 women entrepreneurs in a financial management training. Ma. Christine Sanchez, program officer for SDGs of UP-CIFAL Philippines, explained how small businesses can create jobs, introduce new products, and promote efficient production, thus helping achieve SDG […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines conducts SDG, inclusive business capacity building for training institute on small-scale industries

07 MAY 2019, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES−UP-CIFAL Philippines conducted a capacity building on sustainable development goals (SDGs) and inclusive business for 18 staff of the University of the Philippines Institute for Small-Scale Industries (UP ISSI). UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co highlighted that businesses should engage low-income communities in the value chain so that everyone can […]

SDG students highlight climate action in mangrove planting project in Batangas

04 May 2019, Batangas, Philippines−An elective course in public administration (PA 191) titled “Mainstreaming and Localizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)” at the University of the Philippines ended the semester with a community project focusing on SDG 13: Climate Action. Twenty-one students collaborated with the village (barangay) officers, Batangas City Department of Environment and Natural Resources, […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds SDG capacity building seminar-workshop for 130 college students

29 April 2019, RIZAL, PHILIPPINES−In partnership with the World Citi Colleges-Antipolo City, UP-CIFAL Philippines held a capacity-building seminar-workshop on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for 130 students. Ma. Christine Sanchez, program officer for sustainable development goals of UP-CIFAL Philippines, discussed the 17 SDGs in the local context and how these impact the daily lives of the […]