2012 Beneficiary and Event Statistics
2012 Beneficiaries Surpass 27,000
In 2012, the Institute reached out to 27,387 individuals from virtually all Member States of the United Nations. The figure is inclusive of all types of events, from training and training-related briefings, courses, seminars and workshops to events reaching out to the public at large, such as conferences, public lectures, and side events. The figure also includes beneficiaries from events organized by other organizations and in which the Institute made important contributions.
While the number of beneficiaries continues to increase, it does so at a slower rate than during 2010-2011. The Institute also recorded a decline in the number of training and training-related beneficiaries and an increase in participants attending public lectures and related events, in addition to an increasing number of ‘indirect’ beneficiaries from events organized by partners and in which UNITAR makes contributions.
More than two-thirds from Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean
The regional breakdown of beneficiaries from training and training-related events continues to reflect the general distribution from 2011, with participants from Africa representing the largest proportion (at 37 per cent), followed by Asia and the Pacific (23 per cent), Latin American and the Caribbean (11 per cent), and Europe, North America and the Middle East at 19, 7 and 3 per cent, respectively. In terms of beneficiary nationality, the top ten countries include Nigeria, Afghanistan, United States, India, Uganda, United Kingdom, South Africa, Cameroun, Switzerland and Kenya (in descending order).
Two-thirds of the Institutes 389 events were directly related to a learning outcome. In terms of mode of delivery, e-Learning represents just over a third of all event deliveries, although this figure increases to over 50 per cent for learning event deliveries and 80 per cent for training courses. Sixty per cent of all UNITAR learners are ‘learning’ online.
95 per cent overall usefulness rating
The Institute continues to receive very positive reaction from its beneficiaries. Based on a sample of over 7,000 respondents from 225 learning events, an average of 71 per cent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the information was new; 89 per cent found the training to be job relevant; 93 per cent intended to put knowledge and skills to use; and 95 per cent use rated events as overall useful.
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