Courses tagged with "others": 51

This course is provided by ITC ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 10 November 2014 to 06 November 2015

Course Objective

This Master provides participants with the knowledge and skills for effective participation in the management of development programmes and projects. It explores the evolution of development theories and how successful national development requires integration of the outcome of sound socioeconomic analysis with an enabling legal environment. The content is multidisciplinary, ranging from exploration of key topics in development economics, to the rule of law and the factors influencing the design and effective operation of development institutions. In addition, the programme explores the full spectrum of managerial and analytical competencies needed for project cycle management (PCM) and related interpersonal skills.

Category: End poverty

This online course is offered by UNDG for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access

Course Outline

  • Message from the Secretary General
  • Course Introduction History and Background of the MDGs 
  • MDGs at the Global and Regional Levels 
  • MDGs at the Country Level 
  • The One Plan: Case Studies 
  • UNDG Agencies and the MDGs 
  • Acknowledgements 
  • Assessments
Category: End poverty

This online course is provided by UN Public Administration Network (UNPAN) for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access

Course Objective

This online training course is designed as a brief introduction to Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) for the Implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.

Topics included:

  • History and Summary Reports of the MDGs
  • Logical Framework Approach and RBME
  • Monitoring Parameters
  • Managing the Shift to RBME
Category: End poverty

This online course is provided by UN cares for FREE. 

Duration: Anytime, unlimited access

Course Objective

How is HIV transmitted? How can I know if I am HIV positive? Are condoms safe? How to talk to my partner about HIV? How does HIV affect men and women differently? Is HIV still an issue? Can I work for the UN if I am HIV positive? How can I help?

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 13 to 24 October 2014

Course Objective

Training of trainers concerning the HIV and AIDS Recommendation, 2010 (No.200), the ILO Code of Practice on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work, including a specific approach for the informal economy, together with elements of social protection, gender and social dialogue.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 8-30 September 2014

Course Objective

The general objective of the course is to facilitate the knowledge and skills required for dealing effectively with safety and health management in enterprises. OSH professionals need a multidisciplinary background to successfully operate in the broad field of OSH, therefore the programme incorporates training sessions on all the topics and disciplines relevant to OSH. The training focuses not only on OSH issues but also on the development of organizational, managerial and interpersonal skills. Study visits to 15 different productive settings are planned in order to offer direct interaction with experts in the field.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 29 Sep 2014 to 03 Oct 2014

Course Objective

Child labour is a barrier to education for all. This course explores policy measures and programmes to remove the barriers to education that working children face.

This online course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE.

Duration: 5 weeks, 24 Sep to 29 Oct 2014

Course Objective

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • Reflect on gender as a lens for better understanding of human experience;
  • Apply a gender lens to conflict and peace processes;
  • Examine peacebuilding models and their contribution to gender inclusion strategies;
  • Analyze leadership models for maximizing the inclusion of women in leadership.

This course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 01 Sep - 02 Sep 2014

Course Objective

At the end of this orientation programme, participants will be able to: 
  • Describe and distinguish the core institutions and mechanisms of the international human rights protection system;
  • Actively participate in human-rights related negotiations at United Nations Headquarters.
  • The two-day programme will cover discussion topics including:

    • Historical overview of the international human rights normative framework;
    • OHCHR’s mandate, working methods, thematic and country-related work;
    • Human Rights Council: structure, functioning and programme of work;
    • Human Rights Council mechanisms: the Universal Periodic Review and special procedures;
    • Human rights treaty bodies;
    • Mainstreaming human rights in development, humanitarian action and peace operations.

This course is offered by ITC-ILO for a FEE.

Duration: Nov 10, 2014 to Nov 21, 2014

Course Objective

Discuss gender approaches and tools to bring gender equality into the mainstream of labour-related development activities. Use the regulatory framework, gender analysis and planning tools.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: Sep 22, 2014 to Oct 31, 2014

Course Objective

Participants will explore innovative new tools that complement the classic participatory gender auditing (PGA) tools for gender audits in large organizations. The focus is on surveys, knowledge-sharing and report-writing.

This online course is provided by the  International Monetary Fund (IMF) through eDx for FREE. 

Duration: 2 weeks, starts on 01 October 2014

Course Objective

Energy subsidies are an issue in practically every country in the world. Pre-tax subsidies, which arise when energy consumers pay less than the supply cost of energy, are high in many emerging and developing economies, and have risen in recent years. Although pre-tax subsidies are not a large enough problem in advanced economies to cause fiscal difficulties, these countries have tax subsidies, where the taxes imposed on energy are not high enough to account for all of the adverse effects of excessive energy consumption, including on the environment. The issue of energy subsidy reform is not new. Despite widespread recognition of their adverse consequences, energy subsidies have proven difficult to reform.

This course builds on an extensive cross-country analysis, which is reported in the recently published IMF book on “Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications,” to make recommendations on how to best implement reforms aimed at reducing state subsidies on energy.

In the first part of the course, economists from the IMF will introduce the definition and measurement of subsidies, and then describe the economic, social, and environmental implications of subsidies. The second part of the course has two principal purposes: first, to review what works best in energy subsidy reform, in light of country experiences globally; and second, to illustrate successes and failures in particular country contexts by summarizing some case studies.

Whether you are a civil servant working on economic issues for your country or simply interested in better understanding issues related to energy subsidies, this course will provide hands-on training on the design of successful reforms of energy subsidies.

You are welcome to join us in this exciting two-week course!

Energy Subsidy Reform is offered by the IMF with financial support from the Government of Belgium.

This course is provided by UNIDO for a FEE.

Duration: 18-26 November 2014

Course Objective

The course “Sustainable Energy Solutions” is organized jointly by UNIDO and the International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) in Ljubljana. It aims to address some of the key issues pertaining to sustainable energy by raising awareness amongst a group of selected participants conveying an in-depth understanding of energy policy, technology and financing as planning tools for developing sustainable energy systems.

The 9 day course offers a dynamic mix of lecture-based and participatory teaching methods supported by guided excursions to green enterprises and research centers. It is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with current and expected trends in sustainable energy solutions and provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on practical, innovative and cost effective ways to address sustainability problems within the energy industry and systems.

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE. 

Duration: 29 September to 10 October 2014

Course Objective

The forum will focus on a set of policy and operational measures which can enhance the effectiveness and impact of public investment in infrastructure and public employment programmes in the context of a long-term development framework. Relevant development efforts by national governments and international agencies will be considered during the event. Pertinent concepts, approaches and examples of good practice will be shared to guide future decision-making on the subjects dealt with. The forum is jointly organized by the ILO's International Training Centre (ITCILO) and the Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP).

This course is provided by UNITAR for FREE. 

Duration: 20 to 24 October 2014

Course Objective

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the concepts of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction;
  • Identify the Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Global Campaign 10 Essentials to enhance resilience to disasters;
  • Adapt and use MCR Global Campaign existing tools to support capacity development needs of local governments, and identify needs for additional content and tools; 
  • Identify good practices and forms for cooperation with other participating cities

This online course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 1 September to 3 October 2014

Course Objective

Participants will learn about different concepts and facets of the SCP, as well as regional, national and sector-specific challenges and opportunities to implement policies for SCP. Additionally, participants will begin to develop basic skills for applying the SCP concept in a real world economic, policy and professional context.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

1.Define the concept of SCP and explain its value for sustainable development;
2.Distinguish key elements of effective policy planning in support of SCP;
3.Identify enabling conditions for mainstreaming and implementing SCP policies in national governance;
4.Discuss principal challenges and opportunities for advancing SCP in national contexts;
5.Summarize the range of global and regional initiatives to support the mainstreaming of SCP in national governance;
6.Apply SCP to a real-life policy-making context

This course is provided by ITC-ILO for a FEE.

Duration: 8 to 12 December 2014

Course Objective

The course aims to strengthen the capacity to promote respect for, and the use of, freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining as tools for sustainable development. It also examines national case studies.

This online course is provided by UN:Climate Change for FREE. 

Duration: 12 hours, unlimited access, anytime. 

Course Objective

Everything you need to know about climate change in a nutshell.

UN-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called climate change the “defining challenge of our time” and in many countries the impacts of it are already felt. At the same time, it is still very difficult for many people not working directly on the subject to understand the basics of climate change. For example, which gases are actually contributing to the greenhouse gas effect? What temperature change is projected for this century? How does the international climate change negotiation process work? What adaptation and mitigation options are available and how to select the most adequate ones? Where does the financing come from?

This free-of charge e-course will provide “everything you need to know” about the basics of climate change. It is structured around 6 Modules:

1. Climate Change Science
2. International Legal and Policy Framework for Climate Change
3. Climate Change Adaptation
4. Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Development
5. Climate Change Finance
6. Planning for Climate Change

Each Module takes an average of 2 hours to complete. Each has four learning objectives. A short quiz at the end of each Module allows you to verify if you have achieved the learning objectives. Once all 6 Modules are completed, you will receive a certificate. You can decide to take all Modules, or decide to select those that most interest you. However you need to do all 6 to get a certificate.

All Modules are also available as downloadable power point presentations that can be used for offline study or for training purposes. The modules also contain a wealth of links to other UN resources on climate change and are thus a gateway to more in depth and specific information. The Modules have been developed and peer-reviewed through UN CC:Learn, a partnership of 33 multilateral organizations which supports Member States in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change.

This course has been developed with support by the Swiss Government.

This online course is provided by the World Bank through Coursera for FREE. 

Duration: 4 weeks, 02 to 28 March 2015

Course Objective

Under current pledges and commitments, the world is likely to reach 4°C degree warming by the end of the century and 2°C warming as early as 2040. This MOOC brings together renowned scientists to provide a synthesis of the most recent scientific evidence and presents an analysis of likely impacts and risks, with a focus on developing countries. It chronicles already observed changes in the climate system and their impacts, through the increase in carbon dioxide emissions, corresponding temperature increases and melting of glaciers and sea ice, and changes in precipitation patterns. This course also offers projections for the 21st century for droughts, heat waves and sea-level rise, with implications for food and water security, as well as possible impacts on agriculture, water availability, ecosystems and human health. 

This MOOC presents an analysis of the likely impacts of a 4°C warming trajectory and stresses the need for decision makers and communities to take a serious look at their adaptation choices, while also signaling the urgency for mitigation action. Participants will also be introduced to the risks of triggering non-linearity, and tipping elements, such as the disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet and large-scale Amazon dieback. The course ends with a discussion of the main policy choices needed to prevent warming above 2°C.

This online course is provided by UNITAR for a FEE. 

Duration: 22 September to 16 November 2014

Course Objective

This online course will develop participants’ understanding of the climate change policy framework, by building an appreciation of the science, causes and impacts of climate change, the history of the policy making process and the UNFCCC framework, and will also consider the pertinent challenges currently facing diplomats and international decision makers in making progress with what is currently on the negotiating table. The course will take a close look at the negotiations to-date and will consider the hot topics for negotiators as we move towards establishing a new global agreement on climate change by 2015.  The course will take a close look at gender in the negotiations and also the specific interests of parties who are most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.

At the end of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe climate change science and the observed and projected impacts of climate change;

  • Track and explain the international climate change policy framework, including the climate change negotiations to date under the UNFCCC;

  • Define both climate change mitigation and adaptation;

  • Analyze international considerations for climate change decision-making;

  • Appraise the key issues in the ongoing international climate change negotiations,and how to build and move forward to COP20.