Ms Ellene Sana


Executive Director, Centre for Migrant Advocacy, Philippines

Ellene is the Executive Director of the Centre for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) in Manila. She is also is also co-coordinator of ICOFVR and coordinator of Philippine Solidarity for East Timor (Phil-Seti). Ellene has over 20 years experience of working to advance respect for human rights in the Philippines and internationally.  Ellene is a regular resource person in Congressional meetings and public hearings on migration-related policies and issues in the Philippines; she is also the main spokesperson of CMA regarding migration-related issues. The Centre for Migrant Advocacy engages with policies at various levels - locally, with local government officials and community-based groups; nationally, with policy makers and executive agencies; and regionally, with organisation like ASEAN, ILO, ILC and UNHCR.