CIFAL Scotland - the United Nations institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Affiliated Training Centre- empowers individuals, governments and organisations through knowledge and learning to effectively implement sustainable development, and other associated UN international conventions. Read More

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Transition to Resilience The future of the biosphere and humanity will be determined in the cities and towns of the 21st century
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International Campaign


CIFAL Scotland delivers vital training to flood-affected regions of Southern Bangladesh

Bangladesh is one of the most climate-vulnerable countries in the world, and according to the IPCC is expected to become even more so as a result of climate change. Floods, cyclones, tornados, and riverbank erosion, often occurring simultaneously, have had an…

Soil, the Earth’s Tender Skin – Celebrating and Preserving Scotland’s Soils

15 September 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland The United Nations declared 2015 the International…
Food Security

Food Security for Communities in Northern Senegal

CIFAL Scotland has been conducting a series of capacity building activities with the…

CIFAL Centres

The CIFAL Global Network is composed of 14 International Training Centres for Authorities and Leaders. The CIFAL centres are located across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.  Since its inception in 2003, the Network has reached more than 30,000 beneficiaries through over 400 learning events.

UNITAR - 50 Years of Empowerment

UNITAR is a principal training arm of the United Nations, working in every region of the world. UNITAR empowers individuals, governments and organisations though knowledge and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges.

Forthcoming Programmes

UN Global Goals: Framing a Progressive Bangladesh Scotland Cooperation
17 March 2016 5:30 to 7:30pm           ...
Renewable Energies for Developing Countries – E-Learning
1st February to 25 March 2016 Presented by CIFAL Scotland, University...
SDGs in Scotland: Third Sector Leading the Way
8 February 2016, 2:00 to 5:00 pm, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh The 2030...
Everything You Need to Know About Climate Change in a Nutshell
Free e-Course Conducted by UN CC: Learn This free self-paced...

SDGs Updates & Events

UN Sustainable Goals: A Creative Approach for a Sustainable City
On 26 October, Glasgow Green Year, CIFAL Scotland, UNITAR and...
The Young Scot SDGs Call
The Young Scot SDGs Call A Thriving Planet Leaves No One Behind...
Moray prepares for action & implementation of the SDGs
Communities in the north-east of Scotland have been considering how...
SDGs debate held at the Scottish Parliament
Scotland’s Futures Forum and CIFAL Scotland hosted a Sustainable...

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