UPCIDS in talks with TiKA for aid, library expansion

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UPCIDS) represented by Mr. Joseph Cruzado and Centre International de Formation des Autorites et Leaders (CIFAL Philippines) represented by Ms. Jorica Pamintuan, discussed with Mr. Enes Doluküp and Ms. May Ditan of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) the possible points of collaboration for furthering development studies in a meeting held at the UPCIDS library on July 12.

Mr. Doluküp, Deputy Country Director of TİKA’s Manila Office gave an overview of TiKA’s objectives and activities. Per Doluküp, TİKA is focused on giving development aid in the Philippines. It has started initiatives such as livelihood programs in Mindanao.

TİKA eyes assistance in expanding the collections of the UPCIDS libraries. “The library is an instrument in shaping the youth for the future,” Doluküp said. TİKA has also expressed interest in collaborating with CIFAL Philippines in the future.