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UP to hold Climate Change Summit

The University of the Philippines through the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS), Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA), and Office of the Vice President for Administration (OVPA) is bringing together representatives from its constituent units to hold the first Green UP Summit entitled “Catalyzing Climate Change Resilience and Environmental Sustainability, 2017 and Beyond” on December 6 to 7, 2016 at the University Hotel, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Through Green UP, the University of the Philippines is duty-bound to contribute to sustainable development and social responsibility by crafting new strategic options aligned with desired national …

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UP, UNITAR launch CIFAL Philippines

The Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders (CIFAL) Philippines, the Asia-Pacific hub of the CIFAL Global Network was launched on September 29, 2016 at Novotel Manila during the 3rd President’s Toast,an event that celebrates landmark UP initiatives.
The establishment of CIFAL Philippines in UP is the result of the University’s partnership with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). It is the sixteenth and latest addition to the UNITAR program.
The 3rd President’s Toast was hosted by the Quezon City government as part of the 3rd Global Mayoral Forum, a two-day UNITAR-supported event which it also hosted.
The Center for …

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UP: Education is indispensable for economic development

Education is indispensable for economic development. While this is widely acknowledged, studies have also shown the importance of research and development (R&D) in achieving growth in this age of globalization driven by scientific and technological advancement. Hence, the country’s human or knowledge capital can now be considered as the key for technological innovation to achieve and sustain inclusive growth that reduces inequality and poverty.
Specifically, higher level education and training enable people to create new knowledge, innovate products and processes, and improve productivity. Science and technology innovation supports the manufacturing sector which generates jobs and helps people adjust to new market …

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UP calls on presidential candidates to invest in knowledge capital

“Higher level education is the key to inclusive growth,” says UP President Pascual.
The country can produce the high-level human resource it needs to catch up with its neighbors if the next government adopts the right set of policies.
This was the gist of a “think paper” on “Knowledge-Based Development and Governance” presented by the University of the Philippines to all the presidential candidates for their consideration.
According to UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, the study—which he calls “a road map to inclusive growth”—can form the basis for a comprehensive review of Philippine educational and human resource development policy, particularly in research and …

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UPCIDS to hold forum on Energy Supply

The University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UPCIDS) will be having a public forum entitled “A Public Forum on Competitive Selection Process for Energy Supply – So the Public May Know,” on 29 September 2015 from 2 – 5PM at the Conference Room, Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.
The UPCIDS has recently established a Sustainable Energy Program (SEP) with the objective of raising awareness and understanding of Filipino energy system problems, integrating energy-related works towards sustainability, and assisting the different institutions in the country in coming up with sustainable energy system solutions.
The DOE and …

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UP CIDS to host lecture on US-China competition in Asia Pacific

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) along with the UP Diliman Department of Political Science, is organizing a brief lecture by Professor William T. Tow of Australian National University (ANU)  on 18 September 2015 (Friday) from 9:00am to 11:30am  at the Seminar Room, GT-Toyota Asian Center, UP Diliman.
​The lecture will be on Growing US-China Competition and Implications for the Alliance System in the Asia Pacific and will be followed by reactions from invited discussants from the academe and/or government agencies.
Professor William T. Tow is a Professor at the Department of International Relations, School of International, Political & …

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Former Taiwan Vice President Lu to talk at UP Diliman

Former Taiwan Vice President Lu. Photo by David Reid via Wikicommons.
The Department of Political Science, along with the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies, the Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office will host a talk by the former Vice President of Taiwan, Her Excellency, Annette Lu Hsiu-lien on 17 August 2015, Monday, 9:30 a.m. at the Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Lu will talk on Peace, Neutrality, and Soft Power. Her talk will be followed by reactions from two discussants – Dr. Temario Rivera and …

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UP Professor says high power rates can be reduced

Professor Rowaldo del Mundo. Photo by Diana Ruth Rinon Arcega via UP CIDS.
The Philippines has the highest power rates in the ASEAN region but these can be reduced by up to 20% by ensuring security of supply, said UP professor Rowaldo del Mundo at a public lecture on April 16, 2015.
Prof. del Mundo of the UP Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute, explained before a crowd of students, civil organizations representatives, private sector, government officials and policymakers as well as UP faculty members that the reduction of power rates can be done by aggregating the power demand of electric cooperatives and …

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New Public Policy Journal issue off the press

From right: UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) Director Edna Co presents a copy of the new issue of the Public Policy Journal to UP President Alfredo Pascual in the presence of CIDS Publications Officer Jeff Asuncion and Vice President for Academic Affairs Gisela Padilla-Concepcion.
The Public Policy Journal (PPJ), an academic journal published by the University of the Philippines through the UP System’s Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS), has a new issue out, after eight years.
The 2007-2013 issue of the journal features papers by: Gerardo Sicat on reform of Philippine labor policies; National Scientist Raul Fabella …

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UPCIDS to hold forum on FOI bills on December 8

UPCIDS will organize a forum on pursuing greater access by Filipinos to data relevant to public interest.
The event, “Balancing right to information with competing interests of individuals, state and bureaucracy: What’s the score on the FOI bills?” will be on December 8, 2014 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Venue will be at the ERP Room, Lower Ground Floor, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.
Atty. Jose Manuel Diokno, DLSU College of Law Dean, will present an evaluation of the FOI bills.
Invited to be the forum’s reactors are Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition Co-convenor Atty. Nepomuceno Malaluan, Reps. Neri Colmenares …

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