About Us

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

CIFAL Newcastle 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.

Drawing on the expertise of the University of Newcastle, CIFAL Newcastle transfers evidence-based practice, through which 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.