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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


UN International Year of Soils Launch at the Scottish Parliament

On 31st March 2015, CIFAL Scotland in partnership with UNITAR, SEPA, SRUC, SNH and The James Hutton Institute hosted the Scottish launch of the UN International Year of Soils. Over 70 delegates including parliamentarians, consular representatives, scientists,…
Food Security

Food Security for Communities in Northern Senegal

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

Promoting Climate Resilience for BAME Communities

In March, CIFAL Scotland, in partnership with Amina, the Muslim Women's Resource Centre,…
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International Year of Light - Shedding light on Glasgow’s past

The beautiful Westburn Viaduct in Glasgow over the river Clyde is now permanently…

General Assembly embarks on historic task of finalising the Post-2015 agenda

"Today, we embark on the critical task of negotiating an ambitious, inclusive and…

E-learning on Renewable Energies for Developing Countries

An Official Contribution to SE4ALL CIFAL has teamed up with the University of…

CIFAL Centres

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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

Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges E-Learning Programme
Scottish Government, CREW, CIFAL Scotland, UNITAR are seeking EXPERTS...
UN Sustainable Development Goals: Moray Preparing for Action
Debate to take place at Elgin Town Hall, 9 June 2015 The coming...
UN Sustainable Development Goals: Scotland Preparing for Action
Scottish Parliament, 3 June 2015 6pm-8pm The coming months will see...
Agroforestry Training - Podor region, Northern Senegal
20th April - 1st May 2015 Course GoalThe agroforestry training aims...
Renewable Energies for Developing Countries - E-Learning
14th September - 30th October 2015 REGISTER NOW CIFAL Scotland is...
Everything You Need to Know About Climate Change in a Nutshell
Free e-Course Conducted by UN CC: Learn This free self-paced...

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