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 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, 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 […]

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

July 6 – Capacity Building Seminar on International Scholarships Application   August Forum on the study of barriers to access to education of Filipino migrant children 6 – Sept 10 Pilot offering of the Certificate Course on Global Migration   September 12 – Roundtable discussion on migration and recruitment (tentative) 22 – Launch of Ted […]

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 […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds 2nd consultation meeting for Certificate Course on Global Migration

8 February 2019, Quezon City, Philippinesꟷ UP-CIFAL Philippines held a consultation meeting on the Certificate Course on Global Migration with 11 experts. The meeting generated comments on plans of actions and possible marketing strategies from prospective module writers and resource persons from United Nations agencies, government agencies, and the academe working on migration, gender equality […]

UP-CIFAL Philippines holds 3rd annual board meeting

18 March 2018, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷUP-CIFAL Philippines’ Board of Representatives gathered for the 3rd annual meeting. Present at the meeting were UP System Executive Vice President Dr. Ted Herbosa (representing UP President Atty. Danilo Concepcion), United Nations Resident Coordinator Ola Almgren, Philippine Business for Social Progress President Bro. Armin Luistro, Scalabrini Migration Center Director Dr. […]

Gender-responsive migration data management discussed in UP-CIFAL Philippines’ International Women’s Month forum

13 March 2019, Quezon City, PhilippinesꟷIn celebration of the International Women’s Month, UP-CIFAL Philippines held a public forum on gender-responsive migration data management. At least 220 participants from the academe, government agencies, non-government and international organizations, and migrant groups attended the forum, which was jointly organized with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines, the […]

New staff joins UP CIFAL Philippines’ migration team

A new staff joined UP-CIFAL Philippines’ Migration and Gender Equality team in February. Mary Katherine Lao works as a project officer on the curriculum development of the Certificate Course on Global Migration. Lao is currently taking up her master’s degree in sociology at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. She was born and raised in […]