CIFAL Maghreb was established with the support of the Ministry of Interior and Local Governments of the Republic of Algeria with two key objectives; firstly to support and complement the existing training activities for local authorities by strengthening the trainer’s capacity to leverage new training practices, educational procedures and specific methodological components; and secondly to enhance the skills and professional performance of local actors to better respond to modern challenges related to the management of local public services.

Scope: Maghreb and Sahel region, Africa

Thematic Areas:

  • Urban Governance and Planning


  • Decentralization and local governance
  • Leadership and Organizational Development for Results-Based Performance
  • Management and Development of Human Resources
  • Local Projects Management, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Strategic planning and Public Policies
  • Participative training and Quality assurance

CIFAL Maghreb Acting Director


Nicolas has been working with the Decentralized Cooperation Programme of UNITAR since 2008. He has first been in charge, under the guidance of the Knowledge Systems Innovation section, of accompanying the development and set up of UNITAR Virtual Learning Environment. Nicolas works on the development of learning materials and training projects on local development themes through e-learning courses, face to face trainings and projects in city to city cooperation for knowledge transfer. He holds a Master degree in European Law from the University of Rennes 1 (France) and a Master degree in International Law/Public Administration from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France).

Contact us

Tel: + 213 21 73 23 40
Address: Palais du gouvernement
01 Rue Dr. Saadane, Alger

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