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UNCCD E-learning courses

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:
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.
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 e-learning 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 practically realized.
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.
This e-learning course has been developed to provide an introduction to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, its structure and institutions, and the process of its implementation. At the end of this e-learning course participants should have a general understanding of the core issues of the Convention, how it operates and what the processes are for its effective implementation.

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