UN-focused resilience training meeting

AIDR Executive Director Amanda Leck recently met with representatives from CIFAL Newcastle – a United Nations affiliated training centre – to discuss collaboration opportunities for disaster resilience training.

Based at the University of Newcastle, CIFAL Newcastle enables societal change by transforming the sustainability and resilience of communities. It does this through advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), education programs, innovative research and collaborations.

AIDR has been engaging with a range of like-minded stakeholders to better understand the capability gaps that exist in Australia, and the potential to work with local governments to build capability at a local level.

L-R: Temitope Egbelakin (CIFAL Newcastle), Amanda Leck (AIDR), Dolapo Fakuade (CIFAL Newcastle) and Heidi Chappelow.

CIFAL Newcastle also runs online disaster risk reduction capability development short courses, and in-house training programs, including in-depth customised, industry-specific training on the localisation and implementation of the SDGs for private and public sector organisations.

All CIFAL short courses and programs are certified by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

The disaster resilience related and SDGs implementation professional courses are available here.   

In addition to the short courses, CIFAL Newcastle has partnered with the University of Newcastle and UNITAR to offer more robust programs including a Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction and a Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development.

For more information about CIFAL Newcastle courses, please contact