CIFAL Durban, is an affiliate of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) established for training of local authorieties in Anglophone Africa. The Centre, which was established in 2004, offers a series of regional, national and international training events on sustainable solutions to the challenges faced by local authorities...

The CIFAL training sessions address policy development, social and technical issues related to sustainable development. They encourage inter-disciplinary and collaUnited Nations Eight Millennium Development Goals for more than 60% of the world population living in urban areas.

As of January 2006, 12 CIFAL centers have been established around the world. CIFAL Atlanta specializes in four main areas: Economic Development, Social Development, Information Technology, and Environmental Sustainability. There by, encouraging city to city cooperation.