Expertise & Methodology

Core expertise

Our core expertise is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

CIFAL Flanders’ expertise further consists of the following UN declarations and principles:

Sustainable Development Goals

World Leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people. If the Goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them.

Click on the image below and read more about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Stay informed about all updates regarding the Sustainable Development Goals through the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform  or learn more about the SDGs through 90 FAQs in our Start-to-SDG guide (NL).

Action Learning Methodology

The central purpose of CIFAL Flanders is to develop and strengthen human capacities to better respond to development challenges.

CIFAL Flanders relies on an Action Learning approach that aims to:

  • Facilitate the transfer of knowledge, experiences and best practices amongst government officials, private sector and civil society leaders
  • Enhance capabilities to effectively perform relevant tasks
  • Encourage cooperation and the development of multi-stakeholder partnerships

At CIFAL Flanders, every Action Learning for Sustainability Leadership begins with:

  • The theoretical frame
  • A period of strategic questioning of the problem
  • Action items and goals
  • Analysing and reflection

The SDG wheel is used as a holistic SDG assessment tool: