Address: 1000 Chastain Road, MD 9119
Kennesaw, GA 30144
CIFAL Atlanta’s mission is to develop and strengthen the capacities of government authorities, private sector representatives and civil society leaders around the world in the areas of economic development, environmental sustainability and social development.
CIFAL Atlanta relies on a facilitative approach that promotes the transfer of experiences, skills, and best practices.
Global, with an emphasis on the Western Hemisphere.
- Economic Development
- Social Development and Quality of Life
- Environmental Sustainability
- Airports Assistance Program: airport management, economic development, environment, operations, safety and security
- Economic Competitiveness
- Education (STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
- Public-Private Partnerships
- Gender Equality
- HIV/AIDS management
- Water Resources Management
- SolidWaste Management
- Energy Efficiencyand Renewable Energy
CIFAL Atlanta Director
Estrella joined UNITAR in May 2013 and is responsible for supporting and coordinating the CIFAL Global Network. Additionally, she supports UNITAR’s DCP by designing and implementing capacity building programs.
Previously, Estrella served as President of CIFAL Atlanta leading the development and implementation of CIFAL Atlanta’s programs and working together with strategic partners and donors. In November 2012, Estrella was appointed by UN Assistant Secretary-General Sally Fegan-Wyles as UNITAR Associated Fellow. Prior to joining CIFAL, Estrella worked as Chief Economist at the National Association of the Private Sector (ANEP) in El Salvador developing socio-economic policy proposals for government administrations and representing the private sector during the US-DR-CAFTA negotiations, specializing on the labor and environmental chapters of the free trade agreement. Her experience also includes humanitarian supplies management and mobilization of national and international aid following major disaster strikes.
A native of El Salvador, Estrella graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the Central American University José Simeón Cañas, and a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from Georgia State University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in the United States studying public policy, urban planning and economic development.
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