UP-CIFAL Philippines offers the online Professional Course on Global Migration (PCGM)

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The University of the Philippines Centre International de Formation des Authorités et Leaders Philippines (UP-CIFAL Philippines) offers the third Professional Course on Global Migration (PCGM) starting 6 April 2021. The PCGM is offered in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines.

The PCGM offers a comprehensive and pragmatic approach to addressing the challenges of migration governance and strengthening its relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). The course aims to provide learners with a critical understanding of human mobility as linked to international laws, human rights, and gender equality and the diverse impacts of migration on social, cultural, and economic dimensions. The course offers an overview of the complex environment and processes of global migration and how these are addressed by states, civil society, private sector, and migrants and their societies.

The pilot batch of the PCGM was launched in August 2019 with learners in mid- to senior-level positions from various government agencies. The second batch rolled out in December 2019 with learners from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Philippines.

In 2021, due to a reasonable demand for such course, the UP-CIFAL Philippines, UNITAR and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines offers the PCGM via remote learning platform to international learners. Applicants for the first online PCGM come from 22 countries. For the first international batch, UP-CIFAL Philippines takes in at least 19 learners for the Spring Term (April to May) and another batch for the Fall Term (August to September). Some participants are on scholarship under the IOM Philippines and the Azure Scholarship.

Learners from 15 countries are enlisted under the third run of the course for the Spring Term.

PCGM professors and experts come from international organizations, local government, academe, civil society organizations, and the private sector, all with full experience and grounding on global migration. The course is conducted strictly online with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

Queries related to the course may be sent to cifalphilippines@up.edu.ph.