CIFAL Newcastle is a United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) affiliated training centre based at the University of Newcastle.

Cifal is an accredited organisation which designs and delivers learning solutions related to UN thematic areas (Urban Governance and Planning, Social Inclusion, Capacity for Agenda 2030, Resilience and Disaster Risk Management, Public-Private Partnerships, Education and Innovation, Sustainable Development Goals).

Our purpose is to build the capacity of cities and communities with a focus on integrating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030 and implementing Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Public Health strategies.

By transferring evidence-based practice, we empower individuals, communities, governments and organisations to effectively address global developmental challenges, reduce disaster risks and improve public health outcomes.

CIFAL Newcastle is the only CIFAL centre in Australia and Asia Pacific. There are 19 other CIFAL centres around the world.

Our Team

At CIFAL Newcastle, our team is personally and professionally committed to actioning the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

We believe in a shared purpose to equip and empower communities and organisations to work together towards the implementation of Agenda 2030.

Our Board of Advisors

CIFAL Newcastle board of Advisors are responsible for the Centre’s strategic direction, matters of governance and other associated business functions.

Our Core Services

We offer UN certified education, bespoke capability development training and provide access to innovative world-class research and partnerships.

Our programs and courses are best suited to the public sector (local councils and state governments), businesses, not-for-profit, civic leaders, youth and members of the community.