CIFAL Jeju (South Korea) was established in 2010, to build regional and local governments capacities for green growth and human security through an annual series of specialised workshops. Based in South Korea’s southern most territory, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, which has been designated as the “Island of World Peace” by the Korean government in 2005, CIFAL Jeju shares South Korea’s expertise in green growth and human security, to exchange knowledge and good practices and to strengthen City-to-City Cooperation (C2C) in the region.

Scope: Asia-Pacific

Thematic Areas:

  • Urban Governance and Planning
  • Economic Development
  • Social Inclusion
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Capacity for Agenda 2030


  • Sustainable Waste Management
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Migration/Human Trafficking 
  • Youth Leadership
  • Sustainable Tourism 
  • Green City Planning
  • Green Technology Transfer

CIFAL Jeju Director


Ambassador Byung Hwa CHUNG

Ambassador Byung Hwa CHUNG received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (1985), M.A. in Politics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, U.S.A. (1994), Ph.D. in Public Administration from Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea (2017).

He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of Korea in 1987. For the period between 1995 and 2002, he was appointed to serve at the Korean Embassy in the U.S.A. and then Ethiopia.

At the Bilateral Trade Bureau (MOFAT), he served as Director for North American Trade Division in 2003.

Then, between 2005 and 2007, he served as Counsellor to the Korean Permanent Mission to the United Nations and International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland.

Later on, in 2008, he worked as Minister-Counsellor at Korean Embassy in Yemen. He also served as Deputy Director-General for Multilateral Trade Bureau (MOFAT) in 2011, and as Director-General for Multilateral Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in 2013.

In 2017, he was appointed as Minister at the Korean Embassy in the Kingdom of Belgium and Korean Mission to the European Union. He also served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Slovak Republic in 2018, and Consul-General at the Korean Consulate General in New York, U.S.A. in 2021.

Ambassador Byung Hwa CHUNG currently serves as the sixth Director of UNITAR CIFAL Jeju / Jeju International Training Center (JITC).

Contact information


Tel: +82 64 735 6585
Address: 227-24 Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do,
697-858 Republic of Korea

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