06 August 2019, Quezon City, Philippines – The International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders in Philippines (CIFAL Philippines) in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration, the International Labour Organization and UN Women launched the Global Migration Professional Course at the School of Statistics, University of the Philippines Diliman.
The main objective of this course is to exchange knowledge through a comparative and pragmatic approach on the challenges in migration management. This one-month-course is comprised of 7 modules distributed in10 sessions which include a range of topics that aim to broaden and deepen a general understanding of international migration.
According to the International Organization of Migration, migration management is a term related to policy-making framed in legislative and administrative processes delivered by institutions in charge of migration. Capacity building in this topic is relevant as it contributes to the formulation of national and global strategies in relation to mainstream migration sectors, including labour, development, health, human rights, among others.
This event gathered 52 participants, including speakers from the United Nations agencies, government, civil society organizations, academia and former government officials specialized on migration, gender equality, and sustainable development issues. Also, main beneficiaries include employees from various government offices working on migration related issues.
This course featured high profile speakers, such as Ms. Kristin Dadey, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration, and Mr. Rex Varona, National Project Coordinator of the International Labour Organization, who gave keynote speeches on the global context of migration in the first session. Following, Dr. Orlando Mercado, former Senator and Representative of the Philippines to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), discussed migration in the ASEAN and the Philippine setting.