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Climate Leadership Bangladesh 12 strategies for transforming vulnerabilities of tribal communities Read the Full Story
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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People Power in the climate change age Read the Full Story

International Campaign


CIFAL Scotland delivers 10-day climate-smart agriculture programme in Southern Bangladesh

27th May 2015, CIFAL Scotland, Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development and Gaia Education conducted a 10 day Permaculture Design Course to 23 community leaders from the Banishanta, Sutarkhali and Mongla region of Southern Bangladesh.Led by Pradyut…
Food Security

Food Security for Communities in Northern Senegal

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

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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

The Young Scot SDGs Call
The Young Scot SDGs CallA Thriving Planet Leaves No One Behind...
Soil, the Earth's Tender Skin - Exhibition at Summerhall Edinburgh
3rd September - 2nd October 2015 Exhibition at Summerhall...
Renewable Energies for Developing Countries - E-Learning
12th October to 27th November REGISTER NOW      ...
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

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...
Business Community Joining Forces for Business Action on SDGs
Businesses are increasingly playing their part in delivering a...

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