ICfD24 April 2013, Geneva, Switzerland - In the framework of their collaboration aiming to jointly develop a series of learning programmes in the field of knowledge management, UNITAR and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have developed the course Innovative Collaboration for Development (ICfD), an e-learning course on Web 2.0 tools for development.

The overall goal of the course is to empower development professionals to recognize the potential of social media and to make innovative use of these tools to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and reach of their work. The course, therefore, gives participants the opportunity to use and analyze social media tools in light of their adaptability to specific workplace contexts.

UNITAR is pleased to announce the opening of registrations of the eight session of the ICfD course from 10 June to 9 August 2013.

Applications can be submitted online: http://www.unitar.org/event/innovative-collaboration-development. The deadline is 1 June 2013.

The course fee is USD 850. No fee reductions apply as there are no scholarships available for this session.

Class will be opened with a minimum of 20 participants, on a first come first served basis.