24 September 2014, Bangladesh – UNITAR’s training centre CIFAL Scotland, in partnership with the Bangladesh Association for Sustainable Development (BASD) andGaia 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.
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
01 September, 2014, Jeju, Republic of Korea - CIFAL Jeju hosted its fourth training for youth under the theme “Nature, Culture, and the Youth” from 12 to 14 August. The three-day training gathered students from the United States, China and Japan. The event was part of a series of workshops aimed at engaging youth as a main actor of the future of sustainable development.
27 August 2014, Davos, Switzerland – In the framework of the fifth International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) held in Davos from 24-28 August 2014, UNITAR hosted a special session on “Enhancing Urban Resilience”. The fifth IDRC, organized by the Global Risk Forum, gathered hundreds of DRR practitioners from public and private entities ranging from academia, to governments, international agencies and insurance companies.
20 August 2014, Almaty, Kazakhstan - A second group of Afghan officials from the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs are currently attending the first module of the joint UNITAR-Graduate Institute Executive Master’s Degree in Development Policies and Practices (DPP), which started on July 28. Classes are taking place in Almaty at KIMEP University, a prestigious academic partner in this initiative.