CIFAL Global Network


CIFAL stands for "Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders" in French, and "Centro Internacional de Formación para Autoridades y Líderes" (in Spanish).


The CIFAL Global Network is composed of 10 International Training Centres for Authorities and Leaders. These CIFAL centres are located across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean.

Most of DCP’s training services are delivered through the CIFAL Global Network. The CIFAL centres provide innovative training throughout the world and serve as hubs for the exchange of knowledge amongst government officials, the private sector and civil society.

The eradication of poverty and hunger, environmental sustainability, risk reduction of natural disasters and provision of skills required to compete in a global economy, are only a few of the challenges that our governments and societies face. The CIFAL Global Network recognizes that there is a crucial need for capacity development in order to address these challenges.


The CIFAL Global Network’s mission is to strengthen the capacities of government officials and civil society leaders, thus empowering them to advance sustainable development.  


While working together, the CIFAL centres address a wide range of issues, including:

  • Sustainable development and poverty eradication
  • Decentralized cooperation
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Urbanization
  • Gender equality
  • Health security
  • Public-private partnerships