About CIFAL global network
The global Network of International Training Centres for Local Actors – CIFAL Network– is composed of 9 centres covering Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe. Each CIFAL Centre is a regional hub for capacity development bringing together public sector, private sector and civil society.
Most training activities from the Local Development Program of UNITAR are delivered through the CIFAL Network. In the context of increasing responsibilities at a local level, they assist and build capacity of the local actors to achieve sustainable urbanisation. Each CIFAL is specialised in two or three thematic areas which were defined by the needs and priorities of the local actors in its geographical coverage.
As of January 2012, 10 associated CIFAL Centres have been established by the respective host cities / regions: