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E-learning course: The UNCCD reporting process

Country Parties and other reporting entities to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), should have already began the preparation of the first leg of the 5th reporting and review cycle which was launched in February of this year. The Secretariat is mandated to facilitate capacity building to support reporting entities in the reporting process. This e-learning course is one of the tools being offered to help capacitate reporting entities, enabling them to successfully conclude their 2014 report.


This course is a follow-up to the course on "the Role of the National Focal Point", which was launched in January 2014, and which also included a brief introduction to the reporting process. A new course, supporting the second leg of the 5th reporting cycle will be offered early 2015.

Objective of the course

This e-learning course is aimed at reporting Country Parties and other reporting entities. It  will allow all Country Parties and reporting entities to acquire the necessary knowledge to effectively conclude the first leg of the 2014-2015 reporting process, supporting the following learning goals:
  • The various aspects of the reporting process
  • How to successfully manage and plan all processes required to execute the 2014 report
  • The key capacities needed for meaningful reporting
  • How to acquire and/or access the key capacities needed
  • Where to find relevant information related to the various indicators to be reported
  • Participants are encouraged to use the materials from the e-learning course for future reference throughout the reporting process.

Course setup

Participants will receive a certificate on successful completion of the course, with those attaining an overall score of 90% and above being rewarded with a certificate of excellence
The course shall be structured in several parts. On completion of one part, participants will still be able to access the materials of that part. All participants will be able to participate in the course according to their own schedule.

Course Modules

The course consists of 5 sections dealing with:
  • Course introduction
  • The reporting, review and assessment process
  • Planning for a reporting cycle
  • Performance indicators
  • Financial Flows and other information


This e-learning course is free (available online) and open to everyone interested in the UNCCD process.


To start the course, please register by sending an email to:


To visit the course website: E-learning course: The UNCCD reporting process


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