Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

CIFAL Atlanta will continue to operate during normal business hours from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Our staff will be working remotely and will be available by phone or email only. In person meetings are suspended at this time. 

To contact our office, email or call (470) 578-5039 

UNITAR's Training Center for Local Authorities

cifalCIFAL Atlanta was founded in 2004 by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to strengthen the capacities of government authorities, private sector and civil society stakeholders.

unitarCIFAL Atlanta provides executive training throughout the world and acts as a hub for information, communication and knowledge exchange between government authorities, non-government organizations, international organizations, the private sector, civil society, and academic institutions. Its programs provide access to knowledge, experience, resources and best practices in the areas of social and economic development and environmental sustainability. In doing so, it aims to foster multi-stakeholder collaboration in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Contact CIFAL Atlanta

Street Address
CIFAL Atlanta
3391 Town Pointe Drive, Suite 2800
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Tel: +1-470-578-5039

Mailing Address
CIFAL Atlanta
1000 Chastain Road, MD#9119
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144



Vision, Mission, and Core Functions

Our Vision

A world in which knowledge-empowered people, institutions and organizations achieve results to overcome global challenges.

Our Mission

To develop and strengthen the capacities of government authorities, private sector representatives and civil society leaders around the world in the areas of economic development, environmental sustainability and social development.

Our Core Functions

  • Design and deliver innovative training to address needs of individuals, organizations and institutions;

  • Facilitate knowledge and experience-sharing through networked and innovative processes;

  • Conduct research on and pilots innovative learning strategies, approaches and methodologies; and

  • Advise and support governments, UN and other partners with technology-based knowledge-related services