LDP's CIFAL Network of local development training centres is composed of 9 CIFALs covering Africa, Asia, North and South America, and Europe. Each CIFAL is a regional hub for capacity development bringing together public sectors, private sectors and civil society for innovative solutions to sustainable local development and City to City (C2C) partnerships.
The CIFAL Network comprises a truly global community of practice. Since its inception in 2003, the Network has reached more than 30,000 beneficiaries through over 400 learning events.
Primary beneficiaries are local governments in developing countries, committed to taking a strategic approach to local development as well as other practitioners in local development from private and civil society sectors.
Targeted beneficiaries include:
- Mayors and Governors
- Municipal and Provincial Staff and Managers
- Project Leaders/Programme Managers
- Strategic Planners
- Sub-National Government Agencies and Civil Servants
- Community Development Managers
- Business Development Managers
- Municipal and Provincial Legislature Officials
- Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) and,
- Local Development Practitioners from international organisations as well.
Quotes from previous training participants;
Mr. Simon Compaoré, Mayor of Ouagadougou, President of MDP, Burkina Faso
"If my neighbour can do it, then so can I! – this is the leading motto of the CIFAL Network. In that sense, CIFAL Ouagadougou does not only provide local authorities in the West and Central African region with a relevant platform for interaction and exchange of experiences; CIFAL training sessions are also unique opportunities to develop concrete city-to-city cooperation with mayors from the South."
Ms. Nina Prihardini, Planning Board, Surabaya City Government, Indonesia,
Participant of CIFAL Kuala Lumpur's workshop on 'Sustainable Urban Transportation'
"To be able to take part in the training was very good as I was able to learn a lot too from my fellow participants especially from the City of Kuala Lumpur, as well as share my city’s strategies and practices on transportation planning."
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