UP-CIFAL Philippines director presents SDGs in Roads and Bridges Expansion Summit

18-19 SEPTEMBER 2019, MANILA, PHILIPPINES−UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co presented the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in connection with building safer road infrastructure at the Philippine Roads and Bridges Expansion Summit held at the Manila Hotel. Organized by international company Lnoppen, the summit aims to serve as an avenue for government officials, investment companies, and […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines director serves as reactor in discussion on proposed Department of Overseas Filipinos

13 September 2019, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES —UP-CIFAL Philippines Director Dr. Edna Co served as a reactor in a roundtable meeting on the proposed Department of Overseas Filipinos organized by the Center for Migrant Advocacy. Government agencies, academics, migrant worker leaders and associations and civil society attended the meeting. Dr. Co highlighted four points during her […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds graduation ceremony for Professional Course on Global Migration pilot batch

10 September 2019, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES—UP-CIFAL Philippines held a graduation ceremony for the pilot batch of learners of the Professional Course on Global Migration. Completing the seven modules of the course are 18 mid-level officers from various government offices involved in migration. The pilot batch of learners presented their capstone projects which integrate lessons learned […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds SDG capacity-building seminar-workshop for 102 university students

16 August 2019, Mandaluyong City, Philippines—UP-CIFAL Philippines held a capacity-building seminar-workshop on sustainable development goals (SDG) for 102 students of Rizal Technological University.  Ma. Christine Sanchez, program officer for SDGs of UP-CIFAL Philippines, localized the 17 global goals and their impact to the daily lives of students. Kristine Jane Montalla, program officer for inclusive business […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines, EROPA hold migration talks

15 August 2019, Quezon City, Philippines—UP-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the Eastern Regional Organisation for Public Administration (EROPA), held talks on migration called “#TAG (Thinking About Governance), On the Move: Dialogue on Migration.” The talks aim to present migration issues in a concise and comprehensible manner to engage both practitioners and the general public. This […]

UP CIFAL Philippines, ILO PH affirm partnership on labour migration, sustainable dev’t

12 August 2019, MAKATI, PHILIPPINES—UP-CIFAL Philippines held a meeting with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Philippines to affirm the partnership on labour migration and sustainable development. In addition to ILO’s support in the ongoing Professional Course on Global Migration, both organisations explore possibilities on the sustainability of such course as well as cascading the same […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines launches pilot offering of global migration professional course

06 AUGUST 2019, QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES–UP-CIFAL Philippines launched the pilot offering of the Professional Course on Global Migration at the School of Statistics, University of the Philippines Diliman.  The Professional Course on Global Migration, which consists of 10 sessions until September 10, 2019, aims to serve as a continuing education for migration practitioners interested in […]

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

06 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

05 JULY 2019, MANDALUYONG, PHILIPPINES–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. Ma. Christine Sanchez, program officer for SDGs of UP-CIFAL Philippines, explained that SDG 8.3 aims to formalize and encourage the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) […]