Resources from Learn4Dev members


The first donor learning portal provides wider access to online learning offer of current learn4dev members. Click “more” within every read... More
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About Learning Portal

The first donor learning portal provides wider access to online learning offer of current learn4dev members. Click "more" within every bloc to read about the organisation and to consider which is their current offer of online courses. For more information or to attend an online course, follow the direct connections to the organisation's website. Should you wish to participate in sharing your online offer and expanding the portal, or have any questions, please contact Pawel Slusarczyk.

The Academy for International Relations (AIB) is where central government employees working in international affairs can acquire, transfer and share knowledge. read... More
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The Netherlands Academy for International Relations

The Academy for International Relations (AIB) is where central government employees working in international affairs can acquire, transfer and share knowledge.
The Academy offers courses and workshops designed for and delivered by central government employees. The Academy is also working to build a professional network of Dutch central government employees, in the Netherlands and abroad, whose work relates to international issues. In so doing, the Academy aims to strengthen the Dutch government’s international role. For more information, visit the Academy for International Relations

The Center for Excellence in Finance offers a Blog on Learning and the Role as a Knowledge Hub for South East Europe read... More
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CEF Knowledge Hub

At the CEF blog on learning our staff shares its understanding of how reform process can be spurred through learning and knowledge exchange. The blog focuses on our role as a knowledge hub that thematically focuses on public financial management and central banking, and geographically on South East Europe. Blogposts describe how we capture, package, and share knowledge and experience in our constituency. We also talk about our role as a knowledge broker among knowledge seekers and providers, and we explain how we believe learning takes places in today`s changing, digitalized environment. Link to the blog: http://knowledgehub.cef-see.org/

European Commission and United Nations Development Programme formed partnership on Electoral Assistance and created e-Learning portal. read... More
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European Commission and United Nations Development Programme: Partnership on Electoral Assistance

European Commission and United Nations Development Programme formed partnership on Electoral Assistance and created e-Learning portal. They offer free online courses, with the possibility on getting certified after the exam.

 These are some of the courses they offer: - Course on Electoral Results Management Systems - Interactive Summary Report on Reinforcing Credibility and Acceptance of Electoral Processes - Course on Sustainability in Electoral Administration - EU and UNDP working together in electoral assistance - Course on ICT and Elections Management For more information, access their website: http://elearning.ec-undp-electoralassistance.org/

The United Nations System Staff College offers the Post-2015 Learning Hub, a wide space for learning and knowledge sharing. read... More
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The United Nations System Staff College

The Post-2015 Learning Hub offers thematics based on the 17 sustainable development goals. Within each thematic you can browse through many courses offered by the United Nations agencies or the Universities. They are available either face to face, or online, sometimes the combination of the two. Thematics: - Goal 1 End poverty - Goal2 End hunger - Goal 3 Healthy lives and well-being - Goal 4 Quality education and life-long learning - Goal 5 Gender equality & empower women & girls - Goal 6 Water & sanitation for all - Goal 7 Access to sustainable energy - Goal 8 Sustainable economic growth, full employment, decent work - Goal 9 Resilient infrastructure and sustainable industrialisation - Goal 10 Reduce inequality - Goal 11 Sustainable cities & human settlements - Goal 12 Sustainable consumption & production patterns - Goal 13 Combat climate change and its impacts - Goal 14 Conserve & sustainability use the oceans, rivers & marine resources - Goal 15 Terrestrial ecosystems, forests, desertification, land & biodiversity - Goal 16 Peaceful and inclusive societies - Goal 17 Mean of implementation and revitalise global partnership - Data revolution - Financing for development - Technology For more information, visit the United Nations System Staff College.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a principal training arm of the United Nations. read... More
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The United Nations Institute for Training and Research

UNITAR offers activities through training and training-related activities; workshops and seminars; briefings; conferences and public lectures; side events; and online courses, under the six thematic areas of: - Strengthen multilateralism - Promote economic development and social inclusion - Advance environmental sustainability and green development - Promote sustainable peace - Research and Technology Applications - Cross-cutting issues For more information, visit UNITAR.

IMARK offers you a series of e-Learning courses on information management, social media tools and knowledge sharing techniques and methods. read... More
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The Information Management Resource Kit

The Information Management Resource Kit (IMARK) is a partnership-based e-learning initiative that aims to enable development practitioners to acquire skills, competences, behaviours and attitudes in knowledge sharing and information management. IMARK offers you a series of e-Learning courses on information management, social media tools and knowledge sharing techniques and methods. Some of the courses: - Strategic approaches to information - Social media for development - Management of spatial information - Knowledge sharing for development - Digital libraries, repositories and documents - Networking in support of development - Building electronic communities and networks For more information, visit iMARK.

The OLC is a destination for development learning that will build the leadership and technical capabilities of all development stakeholders. read... More
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The World Bank

Learning is key to solving development challenges, and to meeting the World Bank Group’s twin goals of ending poverty and building shared prosperity. Whether it is food security or Ebola outbreaks, development progress is often challenged by multiple interdependent factors. Mitigating these factors requires change that can be harnessed through continuous learning. By providing dynamic learning opportunities where diverse audiences can learn at their own pace and access the knowledge they need, the Open Learning Campus (OLC) equips individuals with the knowledge and capabilities to tackle the toughest development challenges. Technology is also changing the learning landscape. The OLC helps scale development learning by offering a comprehensive learning curricula with wider access and an enhanced learner experience. The Leadership, Learning and Innovation Vice Presidency at the World Bank Group focuses on how improved learning, achieved through greater collaboration and new tools such as the OLC, leads to more effective development at a global scale. For more information, visit Open Learning Campus.

The Project Cycle Management Interactive platform of the Swiss Development Cooperation SDC offers you different options for self-study. read... More
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The Swiss Development Cooperation

The platform offers you different options for self-study to choose from for improving or refreshing your competencies in Project cycle management. Some of the modules: - Result Based Project Cycle Management - Planning for Results - Measurement of Results - Monitoring and Steering for Results - Evaluation or Review of Results For more information, visit SDC.

The E-campus is the virtual learning management system of the International Training Centre of the ILO. Learning, anytime, anywhere. read... More
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The International Training Centre of the ILO

The E-campus is the virtual learning management system of the International Training Centre of the ILO. It creates learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom and gives participants access to learning, anytime, anywhere. Areas of expertise: - Standards and rights at work - Employment - Social dialogue and tripartism - Social protection - Sustainable development - Learning For more information, visit ITC-ILO.

GIZ on behalf of BMZ offers online courses and learning space to learn together, share experiences and collaborate on projects. read... More
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Der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

The Global Campus 21 E-Academy enables professional expertise, managerial skills and leadership experience to be gained, extended and passed on in developing countries by means of new learning media. Participants from all over the world use our online courses and learning space to learn together, share their experiences and collaborate on projects. Topics: - Education and gender - Peace and human rights - Health and health management - ICT and e-learning skills - Business and communication - Sustainable economics - Climate and environmental protection - Democracy For more information, visit GIZ.

E-learning to meet the needs of agriculture and food security professionals. All courses are modular and suited to "just in time" learning. read... More
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Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

A mixture of rich content targeted learning strategies, dynamic screens, interactive tests, exercises with reinforcement feedback and illustrative case studies make often complex topics accessible to novice learners while meeting the needs of experienced professionals wishing to update their skills. All courses are modular and suited to "just in time" learning. Some of the courses categories: - Food and nutrition security foundations - Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment - Social protection and resilience - Gender - Climate change - Food safety - Agricultural statistics - Crop improvement - Food and security For more information, visit FAO.

On capacity4dev platform, EuropeAid offers a wide variety of learning content. read... More
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EC-EuropeAid

On capacity4dev platform, EuropeAid offers a wide variety of learning content. The aim of these courses is to provide expertise through training and dialogue on key areas of international development. In this group you will find course material from EuropeAid training courses as well as background information, documents and useful links.

Wide selection of training offerings covers the following areas: - Methodological courses - Thematic courses - Financial and Contractual Procedures - Policies The selection includes face-to-face courses, e-learning modules, and other learning opportunities, such as those made available by the Commission's central training services, other DGs, the European External Action Service, the European School of Administration and external training providers.
For more information, visit Capacity4dev.

Danida offers a number of e-Learning courses that are also of interest to external partners and available free of charge. read... More
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Denmarks Development Coorporation

Danida, Denmark's development cooperation under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, aims to combat fighting poverty through promotion of human rights and economic growth. They offer a number of e-Learning courses that are also of interest to external partners and available free of charge. Available courses: - Anti-corruption - Gender equality - HRBA and the human rights framework - Introduction to development cooperation - Introduction to the human rights-based approach - Introduction to Green Growth - Introduction to public financial management - Procurement and aid effectiveness - Travel security and safety For more information, visit DANIDA.

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FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of free courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered read... More
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FutureLearn.

FutureLearn offers a diverse selection of free courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop. FutureLearn has 91 partners from around the world. These include many of the best UK and international universities, as well as institutions with a huge archive of cultural and educational material, such as the British Council, the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Film and Television School. Furthermore, they also work with a range of internationally renowned organisations - from professional bodies such as the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), to businesses like the BBC and Marks & Spencer, to the UK Government. Find your interests by browsing the free online course categories.

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering free high-quality read... More
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EDX

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering free high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. With more than 90 global partners it is the only leading MOOC provider that is both nonprofit and open source with a mission to:

  • Increase access to high-quality education for everyone, everywhere
  • Enhance teaching and learning on campus and online
  • Advance teaching and learning through research
Among others, there are courses related to development themes such as Foundations of Development Policy: Advanced Development Economics or Project Management Techniques for Development Professionals.

LINGOs is the NGO sector’s largest membership organisation entirely dedicated to learning and capacity building. LINGOs’ mission is to help organisations read... More
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LINGOs

LINGOs is the NGO sector’s largest membership organisation entirely dedicated to learning and capacity building. LINGOs’ mission is to help organisations overcome barriers to improve the lives of vulnerable communities by using the latest learning technologies from local and international partners. With a focus on delivering learning solutions that are appropriate, affordable, accessible, and actionable, LINGOs supports organisations in providing learning at scale, no matter where they are in the world. Believing that lasting change happens when people have full capacity to make that change, LINGOs offers a variety of free online courses, giving anyone the opportunity to learn how to deliver successful results and generate impact. LINGOs spearheaded the Project Management for Development Professionals (PMDPRO) global certification standard to provide project managers with the skills needed to deliver effective, transparent results to donors and communities. PMDPRO is available as free self-studying courses with the option to get a globally recognised certification. The learning resources are free, but you will need to pay a small examination fee if you would like to receive the official certification. In addition, LINGOs builds project management standards within organisations and LINGOs is one of the leading PMDPRO training organisations.

UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child and it is active in more than read... More
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AGORA

UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child and it is active in more than 190 countries and territories through country programmes and National Committees with the aim to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children. Agora is UNICEF's global hub for learning and development - a free portal offering tailored learning solutions to UNICEF's staff, partners and supporters. Agora is:

  • Global, supporting all UNICEF's learning opportunities
  • Open to UNICEF staff, partners, and the general public
  • Free to access
  • Easy to use, with a clean and simple interface
  • Flexible, with mobile and offline capabilities
  Learning opportunities offered by Agora relate to the following primary topics: UNICEF and its environment; rights and obligations of UNICEF staff; the areas of work UNICEF is currently focusing; the strategies and normative principles that guide all UNICEF's efforts; the software, guidelines or processes that allow UNICEF to operate and effectively deliver all over the world; operations services; emergency preparedness and response work as well as personal skills development. Agora's Catalogue helps you find the right learning opportunity amongst hundreds of options. A variety of tools, such as discussion forums, blogs, assignments, or wikis help you to interact with other learners whilst providing support for you own learning needs.

UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) – Capacity Building Marketplace brings needs and possible solutions together, linking demand for read... More
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UNCCD

UNCCD (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) - Capacity Building Marketplace brings needs and possible solutions together, linking demand for and supply of capacity building within the framework of the UNCCD for all concerned directly or otherwise with the UNCCD process. The services to be found in this Marketplace include, amongst others e-learning modules and opportunities offering (links to) online training opportunities in matters related to the various aspects of capacity building to support the implementation of the UNCCD.  

LEARNO.NET – convenient, accessible, and premium-quality online learning for anybody working on the public sphere. First and foremost, we address read... More
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LEARNO.NET

LEARNO.NET – convenient, accessible, and premium-quality online learning for anybody working on the public sphere. First and foremost, we address journalists and journalism students. But we also serve bloggers, advocacy groups, media entrepreneurs, and writers; in short, anyone with a public-interest mission and journalistic mindset.

Trusted by more than 65,000 humanitarians and developed in collaboration with leading aid agencies and humanitarian experts, DisasterReady.org makes cutting-edge read... More
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DisasterReady

Trusted by more than 65,000 humanitarians and developed in collaboration with leading aid agencies and humanitarian experts, DisasterReady.org makes cutting-edge professional development resources available to aid workers and volunteers - anywhere, anytime, at no cost. DisasterReady.org’s online learning library of more than 600 training resources is constantly expanding and covers core topics such as Humanitarianism, Program/Operations, Protection, Staff Welfare, Management and Leadership, Staff Safety & Security, and Soft Skills. DisasterReady.org is available as an open online learning portal for individuals to register on their own or for organizations looking to provide online training to employees and volunteers .

DCAF/ISSAT has developed a series of online courses that are available to professionals currently working on, or interested in, Security read... More
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DCAF/ISSAT eLearning

DCAF/ISSAT has developed a series of online courses that are available to professionals currently working on, or interested in, Security Sector Reform and/or related topics in the areas of security, defence, police, justice, conflict management and peace support operations. All courses include additional resource materials such as policy papers and documents, videos, podcasts and/or simulations aimed at providing participants with practical knowledge on the subject. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of each course.

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online. Choose read... More
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Coursera

Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online. Choose from hundreds of courses created by the world's top educational institutions. 4 key ideas that shape Coursera's vision:

  • Effectiveness of online learning
  • Mastery learning (helps learners fully understand a topic before moving onto a more advanced topic)
  • Peer assessments
  • Blended learning (many partner institutions are using our online platform to provide their on-campus students with an improved learning experience).