The Decentralized Cooperation Programme (DCP) of UNITAR delivers innovative training aimed at strengthening the capacity of government authorities and civil society leaders to contribute towards the advancement of sustainable development. DCP’s training programmes serve as a platform to exchange knowledge and facilitate cooperation among decision-makers from different levels of government, civil society and the private sector. Read more about who we are.

DCP’s training covers a variety of sustainable development topics and is delivered in different forms, including face-to-face events, e-learning courses, advanced education programmes and blended-learning activities. Read more about what we do.


DCP's Outreach

DCP has a worldwide presence through its headquarters in Geneva, field office in Port Harcourt, ITCCO centre in Antwerp and global network of 10 CIFAL centres in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.  

In Focus

13 October 2014, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago - The Americas Award is an initiative of UNITAR and its training centre CIFAL Atlanta to honor remarkable public officials from the Americas who have taken tremendous strides towards the achievement of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The 2014 Americas Award Ceremony was held on 9 October 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago.

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8-10 October 2014, Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago – UNITAR in partnership with the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development of Trinidad & Tobago brought together leaders from the Americas to explore the linkages between disaster risk management and competitiveness. Read More

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08 October 2014, Khulna, Bangladesh – UNITAR’s training centre CIFAL Scotland, in partnership with the Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD) and Gaia Education, and with the support of the Scottish Government, hosted a 10 day Permaculture Design Course (PDC) in September 2014. The course was delivered to leaders and members from 42 communities of the Khulna district.

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24 September 2014, Bangladesh; UNITAR's training centre CIFAL Scotland, in partnership with the Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD) and Gaia Education, hosted a half-day seminar on "Climate Change Adaptation"; on 8 September in Bangladesh. Over 70 community participants facing increasing threats from natural disasters such as cyclones, tidal surges and river erosion, NGOs and government officials from the Khulna District took part in this seminar.

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19 September 2014, Merida, Mexico - CIFAL Merida, in partnership with the Aeronautical Business School “ITAEREA” and the International Airports Council from Latin America and the Caribbean “ACI-LAC”, delivered the first Edition of the Airport Management Diploma from 3 March to 15 September 2014. Capacity building for airport officials is an increasing priority for achieving economic development and competitiveness in developing nations. Read More

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Upcoming Events

Mobilité urbaine durable dans les pays en développement

24 Nov - 27 Feb 2015

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