*NEW* 14-15 November 2023:
working visit UN geneva
A delegation of 25 participants: board members, partners and the team of CIFAL Flanders visited the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. This working visit included a meeting with the Belgian Ambassador and Flemish representative to the UN and visits to UNITAR, WTO & Palais des Nations.
*NEW* FIRST FOUR SDG AMBASSADORS IN FLANDERS
CIFAL Flanders and Voka awarded four Flemish companies the title of SDG Ambassador, the highest level in the PCA2030 Trajectory. DNS Belgium, Elep, Fruit at work and LRM received the UNITAR Certificate of Completion after at least six years of hard work.
*NEW* DOWNLOAD OUR FREE START-TO-SDG GUIDE (IN DUTCH)
Download the new version of our ‘Start-to-SDG Guide’ in Dutch with 90 FAQs on the SDGs and how to get started with the SDGs in your organisation.
PCA2030 TRAJECTORY: raise the bar for esg leadership and BECOME SDG-PROOF!
A tailor-made training trajectory to become SDG-Proof with increasing levels of ambitions from Pioneer, through Champion to Ambassador. Rewarded by a UNITAR Certificate of Completion.
*NEW* FIRST seven local authorities SDG pioneers
The first seven Flemish local authorities became SDG Pioneer. The Pioneer Programme of CIFAL Flanders, VVSG and IDEA Consult guided the cities and municipalities in their SDG strategy. Brugge, Harelbeke, Huldenberg, Kalmthout, Kontich, Landen and Lebbeke received their UNITAR Certificate of Completion at the SDG-Forum in Brussels.
*NEW* PCA2030 trajectory in the netherlands
CIFAL Flanders and Global Goals Community collaborate to implement the PCA2030 Trajectory in the Netherlands. Through capacity building for all actors in society, we contribute to make the Netherlands more SDG-Proof!
United nations day 2023
On United Nations Day, 24 October, the United Nations University (UNU-CRIS) organised a high-level lecture and academic panel that delved deep into the rapid development of Artificial Intelligence.
2023: 10 initiativeS TO CELEBRATE 10 years cifal flanders
In 2023, CIFAL Flanders celebrates its 10 year anniversary. To mark this special occasion, this year is filled with exciting events and projects.
10 december 2023: 75 years human rights DECLARATION
2023 marks the 75 year anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, striving for freedom, equality and justice for all.
CIFAL Flanders co-organiser SDG-Forum Belgium
19 October 2023, the annual SDG-Forum Belgium took place at Flagey in Brussels. CIFAL Flanders was put in the spotlight during the morning session and awarded the first SDG Pioneer certificates to seven local authorities. During a workshop in the afternoon, CIFAL launched the new Start-to-SDG Guide and hosted an interesting panel discussion.
10 YEARs CIFAL FLANDERS JUBILEE CELEBRATION in antwerp
In September, CIFAL Flanders celebrated its 10 year anniversary in the City Hall of Antwerp. We welcomed more than 75 guests during a guided tour if the City Hall Antwerp, 9 interesting keynotes and a networking reception with an SDG anniversary cake.
SDG Summer Academy: Raising the Bar for ESG Leadership
Our first SDG Summer Academy took place at Irish College in Leuven on 24 August 2023. We had the privilege to welcome 80+ multistakeholder participants and 20+ prominent and influential speakers. The day was filled with an interesting keynote on system change, 4 panel debates, and 6 interactive workshops.
MICRO DEGREE ‘SUSTAINABILITY COordinator’ (IN DUTCH)
This micro degree in Dutch, a collaboration between the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Ghent (HOGENT) and CIFAL Flanders, prepares you to become a sustainability coordinator. With this specialisation track, you will acquire a thorough knowledge of working with the SDGs and of the tools needed to strengthen the sustainability process in an organisation.
SDG CONGRESS: Agenda 2030 in the election campaign 2024
On the 21st of March 2023, CIFAL Flanders organised the 'SDGs in the election campaign 2024' congress. We brought together more than 130 guests to listen to the vision on the SDGs of the Flemish political parties and 8 different umbrella and network organisations.
working visit rwanda 2023
The working visit to Rwanda in March 2023 consisted of the certification ceremony of Ruti Group, a social enterprise that became SDG pioneer, the first international conference on Reshaping education for sustainable development and a meeting with CIFAL Kigali.
BECOME PARTNER OF CIFAL FLANDERS
CIFAL Flanders can only operate thanks to the support of our partners. Together with our partner organisations, we have established an SDG Learning Network and we are pleased to welcome new partners everyday.
BOOK A LECTURE OR WORKSHOP
Do you want to strengthen sustainability in your organisation based on the SDGs, but don't know where to start? At CIFAL Flanders we offer trainings on implementing the SDGs and help your organisation achieve its ambitions towards a sustainable future.
HOW TO BECOME SDG-PROOF?
CIFAL Flanders identified the demand for long-term capacity building trajectories to align the sustainability policies of organisations with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development framework. Want to learn more about the UNITAR | CIFAL Flanders' SDG Training Trajectory?
DISCOVER THE CIFAL GLOBAL NETWORK OF UNITAR
CIFAL Flanders is part of the CIFAL Global Network of UNITAR. Each CIFAL center provides innovative training and serves as a hub for the exchange of knowledge amongst government officials, the private sector, and civil society.
LET'S CO-CREATE ON THE SDGS
As a recognised centre of expertise, we have a lot of experience in guiding and leading SDG projects such as reports, books, articles, booklets, games, charters, etc.
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