From diaspora to development: A global summit of Filipinos in the diaspora

The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) is inviting all overseas Filipinos to participate in the upcoming Global Summit of Filipinos in the Diaspora to be held on Sept 27 – 29, 2011 in the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila.

With the theme of “From Diaspora to development (D2D)”, the summit aims:

  • To map out partnerships in doable, replicable and sustainable development initiatives in ten (10) areas of involvement:

    • ARTS & CULTURE EXCHANGE
    • ALAY DUNONG SA BAYAN
    • BALIK – TURO
    • BUSINESS ADVISORY CIRCLE
    • DIASPORA INVESTMENTS
    • DIASPORA PHILANTHROPY
    • GLOBAL LEGAL ASSISTANCE & ADVOCACY
    • MEDICAL MISSION
    • RETURN & REINTEGRATION
    • TOURISM INITIATIVES
  • To collaborate with and engage fellow overseas Filipinos, government leaders and civil society partners — across generations and beyond borders – in transfer-technology and resource exchange ventures
  • To share experiences, expertise and insights gained overseas and maintain connectedness with contemporary trends, issues and concerns of the home-country
  • To cooperate in the realization of the vision of a well-respected and proudly competitive transnational Filipino citizenry with a global perspective and a deeply rooted cultural identity
  • To empower the Filipino youth abroad to become agents of change and to assist in local and national efforts that address the socio-economic needs of underserved communities
  • To support development goals that will move the Philippines forward in the 21st century and beyond

For further information and registration details, visit the CFO websites: www.cfo.gov.ph and www.d2dglobalsummit.cfo.gov.ph

Or contact the following:

Ms. Golda Roma, CFO Global Summit Secretariat
Tel: (632) 552-4760
Email: groma@cfo.gov.ph

Mr. Edwin Pajares, CFO Global Summit Secretariat
Tel: (632) 552-4764
Email: epajares@cfo.gov.ph