INVITATION TO THE COMMISSION ON FILIPINOS OVERSEAS (CFO) CONFERENCE IN SEPTEMBER 2011 IN MANILA
Pursuant to its mandate to strengthen ties with Filipinos overseas and to promote their interests in the Philippines and abroad, the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) will be holding a conference on “Diaspora to Development: A Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora”. This conference is jointly organized with the National Federation of Filipino Associations in America (NaFFAA) and the US Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG).
The Global Summit aims to highlight the achievements of Overseas Filipinos and discuss possible areas on how they could be partners to Philippine development. It also seeks to create a network among leaders of the Overseas Filipinos’ community and serve as a launching venue for the “Diaspora to Development Program” of the CFO.
The conference, to be held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Manila on 27-29 September 2011, will gather hundreds of participants from 40 countries, including previous Presidential awardees, leaders of global Filipinos’ networks, migration-related PHL government agencies, local government units, the academe, private sector, and multilateral agencies. Please visit this website for more information: http://d2dglobalsummit.cfo.gov.ph/.
The CFO’s point persons for this event are Atty. Golda Myra Roma and Mr. Edwin Pajares. They may be contacted through: Telephone: (63 2) 5618321 local 600-604 / 5618291 / 5618160 Fax number: (63 2) 5628291 Email address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.