The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace offers various e-learning courses, aimed at broadening your capacity, and helping you develop your knowledge and expertise on various topics related to the efficacious implementation of the UNCCD.
All courses developed by the Capacity Building Marketplace are available online, free of charge. Participants can receive a certificate after successfully completing the course and passing the assignments.
The following courses are currently available:
1/ The role of the National Focal Point to the UNCCD
The National Focal Points (NFPs) are the first and main point of contact for the Parties as regards the entire UNCCD process. This e-learning course is aimed at helping to capacitate NFPs through giving them the opportunity to better understand what their functions are; and to develop the necessary skills to carry out the same.
2/ 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.
3/ The Committee on Science and Technology (CST) of the UNNCD
course has been developed to facilitate participants to have a
better and clearer understanding of what the UNCCD 3rd Scientific
Conference, (to be held in Mexico from 9 – 12 March 2015) is all about;
what the main things participants should know are, and how this
conference will operate and function, in other words how it will be
4/ The Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention
This short e-learning course has been developed to support the efficacious realization of the Thirteenth Session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 13) through supporting the building capacity of all the participants. CRIC 13 will take place 25–27 March 2015, in Bonn Germany.