Program Highlights


CIFAL Global Network Annual Meeting

CIFAL Atlanta hosted the CIFAL Global Network Annual Meeting at Kennesaw State University from November 8-9, 2013. KSU’s Institute of Global Initiatives and KSU’s Coles College of Business co-hosted this meeting as well. The United Nations Assistant Secretary General and UNITAR Executive Director Sally Fegan-Wyles attended the meetings. The two days held sessions on the [...]

Mr. Southwell, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson's Aviation Deputy General Manager, teaching a course on airport privatization

Airports Assistance Program: Asia Pacific

CIFAL Atlanta and Airports Council International hosted the Airports Assistance Program for the Asia Pacific Region in Guam. The seminar took place October 6-8, 2013. This program was titled “Economics for Small and Regional Airports.” Over twenty participants from the USA, Cambodia, Guam, Micronesia, Tonga and Sri Lanka participated in this fruitful seminar.


Americas Awards 2013

Congratulations to this year’s America Award winners. They were honored at the Americas Awards Ceremony on October 3 in Panama City, Panama. The Americas Award is an annual initiative of CIFAL Atlanta and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to honor remarkable government officials from countries in the Western Hemisphere who have [...]


Americas Competitiveness Forum VII

This year, over six hundred delegates from across the Western Hemisphere participated in the Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) VII. This year’s forum was hosted by H.E. Ricardo Martinelli, President of the Republic of Panama, under the theme of “Infrastructure and Technology Shaping Countries Today”. It took place at the Hotel Westin Playa Bonita, Panama City, [...]

Group photo

Airport Economics and the Importance of Non-Aeronautical Revenues

DNA Assistance Program: Airport Economics and the Importance of Non-Aeronautical Revenues Over fifty delegates from approximately twenty countries in the Latin American and Caribbean region participated in this DNA Assistance Program in the Dominican Republic. The seminar took place in August 2013.



Jan 15, 2014

Follow CIFAL Atlanta on our social media accounts

CIFAL Atlanta is pleased to announce our new social media sites and invites you to connect with us. Make sure to like our Facebook page by clicking here. Follow us on Twitter @CIFAL_Atlanta by clicking here. Join us on Instagram @CIFAL_Atlanta by clicking here. Finally, search for CIFAL Atlanta on Linkedin by clicking here. Thanks [...]

Jan 13, 2014

CIFAL Atlanta Announces New Executive Director

CIFAL Atlanta is pleased to announce that Chris Young will serve as CIFAL Atlanta’s new Executive Director. Click here to read more about him.

Nov 26, 2013

CIFAL Network and UNITAR Video To Commemorate UNITAR’s 50th Anniversary

CNN produced a video for the CIFAL Network and UNITAR, which will be aired throughout December on CNN en Español.This video acknowledges UNITAR’s 50 years of contributions, as this year marks the Institute’s 50th anniversary. Click here to watch the video. (Spanish version)

Nov 19, 2013

UN Assistant Secretary General Speaks About Gender Equality

  UN Assistant Secretary General Speaks About Gender Equality By Tracey Cordle November 12, 2013 Published in Kennesaw State University’s Student Newspaper, The Sentinel The Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations delivered a keynote address at KSU Friday as part of a two-day CIFAL meeting. The CIFAL (International Training Center for Local Actors) Network [...]


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