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, 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, 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 discusses upcoming projects with UN Resident Coordinator

04 JULY 2019, MANDALUYONG CITY, PHILIPPINES–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 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 Course on Global […]

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 gears up for offering of global migration certificate course

24 & 29 April 2019, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷAs it prepares to offer the Professional Certificate Course on Global Migration in the third quarter of the year, UP-CIFAL Philippines held two consultation meetings with a total of 27 experts. UP-CIFAL Philippines is embarking to offer a Professional Certificate Course on Global Migration that aims to capacitate […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines conducts capacity-building workshop on migration crisis preparedness and response in Legazpi

4-6 March 2019, Legazpi, Albay, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines, in partnership with the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region V, conducted a capacity-building workshop on strengthening crisis preparedness and response towards migrants. Participants were 94 regional authorities involved in migration, emergency planning and implementation, and humanitarian issues. Legazpi City Mayor […]