From its creation in 1998, the then-College of Public Affairs (CPAf) has made its mark in the field of development and governance studies. Through the years, CPAf has produced a significant number of graduates and a body of knowledge along institutional, policy and governance issues in the rural sector, in general, and in the agriculture and natural resources sectors, in particular.
Under a new name and a strong, dynamic “one-faculty-one-college” structure that helps strengthen and sustain its established innovations, the College of Public Affairs and Development now aims to offer more relevant academic programs on development and governance studies.
CPAf staff presented three research papers at the 2017 International Conference on Food and Agriculture (ICFA) held on March 2-3 at SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna. Themed “Sharing Knowledge, Creating Solutions: Capacitation Stakeholders of Agriculture for Future Earth,” the conference was organized by the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, College of Economics and Management, UPLB.
The Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies (CSPPS) of CPAf organized its first policy seminar for 2017, entitled “Federalism, Local Governance, and the Agriculture Sector in the Philippines” last February 13 at CPAf. The event was co-sponsored by the Sekiguchi Global Research Association (SGRA). Representatives from different academic and research institutions, and various local government units attended the said activity.
Themed “Public Service in Development and Governance,” the College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf) celebrated its 19th Foundation Anniversary on January 31, 2017 at CPAf Rooms 303-304. Some UPLB officials, deans and faculty members of other colleges, CPAf faculty members and staff, and guests attended the said event. CPAf was established on January 29, 1998 during the 1116th meeting of the U.P. Board of Regents.