CIFAL Newcastle is hosted by the University of Newcastle (UON) in Australia serving as a hub for the Asia Pacific region, leveraging UON's disciplinary strengths in areas such as disaster preparedness and reconstruction, sustainable development and urban resilience.

CIFAL Newcastle will also serve as a hub for capacity building in key sustainable development related issues across the Pacific region and in Australia. It will provide training on how to implement the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the local level.

Scope: Australia and Asia-Pacific

Thematic Areas:

  • Urban Governance and Planning
  • Social Inclusion
  • Capacity for Agenda 2030


  • Resilience and Disaster Risk Management
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Education and Innovation
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

CIFAL Newcastle Director

CIFAL New Castle

Dr. Temitope Egbelakin

Dr. Temitope Egbelakin is an international scholar and leader with over 15 years of experience in teaching, research, and industry practice in multiple international contexts. Throughout her career, she has aimed to facilitate the transfer of knowledge (research outcomes and teaching) into the industry through the medium of professional activities and postgraduate qualifications.

Dr. Egbelakin has lead the development and implementation of several innovative projects, worked together with strategic partners, various local and international organisations, as well as indigenous communities.  Her interests and expertise include Disaster Resilience, Smart and Resilience Cities and Informatics, and Maintenance and Adaptive Reuse of Buildings. She has published over 60 scholarly works as journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports.

A native of Nigeria, she holds degrees from top-ranked universities in Architecture (BSc), Environmental Design in Architecture (MSc), Project management (MSc) and a PhD in Civil Engineering. 

Contact information

Tel: +61 02 4921 5794
Address: University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308

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