UNITAR's Social Development Programme provides e-learning opportunities to increase the outreach of its training activities. The online courses, based on sound academic principles, are intended for decision-makers from different government levels and representatives of the private sector, NGOs and international organizations.

Checklist on Scaling Up Disaster Risk Reduction in Humanitarian Action


In the 6 modules of this e-learning course, you will learn how to conduct risk analysis during strategic planning exercises, which expands humanitarian focus from acute and urgent needs to chronic vulnerabilities and exposure to future risks, stress, and shocks and helps integrate the reduction of extreme vulnerability into planning to facilitate recovery and aims to prevent new and reduce existing risk.

This course serves as as a tool to guide humanitarian action in adopting a risk-sensitive approach when planning humanitarian needs and responses. Although humanitarian crises cannot always be prevented, the suffering associated with the impacts of various shocks, crises, and disasters can be greatly reduced through strong, proactive, and collaborative risk-informed programming.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Office for Northeast Asia (UNDRR ONEA), along with its Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) are offering this e-learning course to serve as a tool to guide humanitarian action in adopting a risk-sensitive approach when planning humanitarian needs and responses.

  • Language: English
    To register, please click here.

2023 Session: 6 September 2023

Making Cities Resilient: Developing Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Strategies


Over the past 20 years, disasters have affected billions of people, caused USD$ trillions of damage, and killed millions of people. Disasters have affected people living in developing countries and, in particular, the most vulnerable communities within these countries.

Particularly in the context of increased urbanization, the urban risk continues to rise. The vulnerability of cities to disasters is growing especially as poor people settle in high-risk urban areas. Unfortunately, the planning and development of cities have given little consideration to the consequences of hazards such as earthquakes, hydro-meteorological risks, and others. The implication of this reality is the need for countries to focus on creating a safer world for urban dwellers and developing a series of innovative approaches to build resilience.

On the basis of these needs, UNITAR in partnership with UNDRR has developed the e-learning course “Making Cities Resilient: Developing Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Strategies”.

  • Language of the course: English and Spanish
  • Lessons are accessible (audio and sign language interpretation) for persons with some types of hearing and visual disabilities.
    • 2023 session: 6 September 2023
    • Sesión de 2023: 6 septiembre de 2023.  

Resilience of Local Governments: A multi-sectoral approach to integrate public health and disaster risk management

All communities are at risk of emergencies and di­sasters, including those associated with natural hazards, infectious dis­ease outbreaks, conflicts, technological and other hazards.  Particularly in the context of increased urbanization and climate change, frequency, severity and impact of disasters are crucial. The health, economic, political and societal consequences of these events can be devastating for developed and developing countries. 

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recommend scaling up the implementation of holistic disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies and plans, as means to improve resilience to disasters globally (SDG 11.B). 

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and its Global Education and Training Institute (GETI), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) are offering this e-learning course to present the Public Health System Resilience Scorecard for Cities and the Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management Framework as tools to integrate disaster risk management strategies and public health, while following a multi-sectoral approach.

  • Language of the course: English and Spanish
    • Please click here to register for the English version.
    • Haga clic aquí para registrarse a la versión en español del curso.

COVID-19 Preparedness and Response - Good Practices and Precautions when using Breathalyzers


Everyone around the world is experiencing unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with profound health and socio-economic impacts. As of April 2020, over 2 million cases of the virus have been recorded worldwide, and the death toll so far is at least 200,000.

As countries work to contain and the spread of COVID-19, every sector is faced with the need to renew its toolbox. Every country will have to explore and expand in creative ways all possibilities to respond – with the prime objective of protecting the health and well-being of every citizen, leaving no one behind.

This online course developed with the support of Intoximeters Inc., Diageo, and the Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Impaired (STOP DWI) of the State of New York, Erie County aims to provide recommendations for proper use and maintenance of breath alcohol testing instruments considering the threat of the COVID-19, which is reported to be a viral disease that is often passed though airborne droplets of fluid from an infected person to another. How to use, clean and disinfect breath alcohol testing instruments becomes crucial.

  • Language of the course: English, Spanish, French and Hindi

Upcoming Sessions:

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High Visibility Enforcement Interventions: Law Enforcement to reduce road traffic crashes related to drivers using alcohol


Road traffic injuries claim more than 1.35 million lives each year with a disproportionate impact on health and development. They are the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups globally and the leading cause among young people aged between 5 and 29 years. 

The adoption of policy and legislation on risk factors associated to traffic crashes- such as speeding, drink-driving, distracted driving, the use of helmets, seatbelts and child restraints, is essential to improve road safety. At the same time, strengthening the individual and institutional capacities of law enforcement officers and public officials to implement innovative interventions that reduce the number of road traffic injuries and fatalities related to drivers using alcohol is essential. 

This e-Learning course developed with the support of Diageo aims to serve as a tool for government officials to help them design programmes and interventions that contribute to achieve Global Road Safety Performance Target 9: By 2030, halve the number of road traffic injuries and fatalities related to drivers using alcohol.

  • Language of the course: English, Spanish, French and Hindi

Upcoming Sessions:

For more information on how to register, please click here.

Management Practices for Safer Roads


Improvements in infrastructure planning, design and construction, including the provision of safe infrastructure for pedestrians and cyclists can reduce the risks that lead to road traffic injuries and fatalities. 

This Toolkit is an interactive e-learning tool that presents a management methodology that can help improve road safety.

  • Available languages of the Toolkit: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish.
    Please click here for more information.

Youth and Road Safety: Championing Safer Road Users


Road traffic injuries claim 1.35 million lives each year with a disproportionate impact on health and development. 

They are the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups globally and the leading cause among young people aged between 15 and 29 years (WHO 2018).

The e-learning course aims to raise awareness and build capacity among the youth to be safer road user champions. It sheds light on the importance of road safety measures and provides core skill sets and knowledge on safer road behaviours.

It also explores various different ways to help combat road traffic injuries and death.

  • Language of the course: English
    Please click here to register.


Road Safety: Risks Reduction Techniques


In the 16 modules of the online course you’ll learn how to drive safely by analysing the factors present in road traffic crashes, discover the strategies that help prevent occupational risks and to drive efficiently, improve your safety by learning specific driving techniques, and much more.

Upon completion, you will be presented with a Certificate issued by UNITAR, CIFAL Madrid and RACE Training Academy.

  • Language: English and Spanish
    Please click here to register for the English version.
    Please click here to register for the Spanish version.


Anticorruption and Human Rights


This e-learning course aims to strengthen the competencies required at the individual and collective level to overcome some of the impacts caused by corruption to the full enjoyment of Human Rights while better understanding the benefits of promoting its prevention.

  • Language: English
    To register for this course, please click here.


Anti-Corruption and Sustainable Development: Building inclusive and transparent societies for all


Corruption hinders sustainable development in all countries. In order to tackle its root causes and consequences as well as to find solutions for prevention, accountability and redress, the impact of mainstreaming knowledge is a powerful resource towards transforming the lives of individuals and societies as a whole.

Mainstreaming knowledge about this problematic pursues the transformation of discriminatory social institutions, laws, cultural norms and community practices, such as those limiting access to property rights or restricting their access to public space.

In this regard, at international level there is a common agreement on the need of suppressing and preventing corruption because of its negative impacts and its ripple effects for employment, leadership, decision-making at all levels, among other repercussions. Therefore, the creation of spaces to raise awareness represents an opportunity to enhance capabilities and share good practices towards a culture of learning.

As a contribution to this endeavor, the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC) and the United Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) have brought together their expertise and practical knowledge to collaboratively developed the e-learning course on “Anticorruption and Sustainable Development: Building inclusive and transparent societies for all”.

  • Language: English with sign language video and narrative audio

Policymaking: Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development (jointly created with UNCTAD)


Bridging gaps between theory and practice is essential to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. To this end, public policies are the formal means for landing obligations embedded in legal frameworks, as well as those voluntary commitments from different sources at the national and international level. Policies allow the cohesion and articulation of strategies to undertake concrete actions with an impact on collective welfare.

Therefore, the active participation of all actors involved is important to identify knots and points of convergence for strengthening synergies to achieve common goals. The creation of spaces for dialogue represents an opportunity to enhance capabilities and share good practices towards a culture of learning. It allows the fostering of competencies required by policymakers and practitioners to face different challenges through constructive responses.

The new coronavirus pandemic is having unprecedented impacts across the globe, especially on human health, social and economic activities. In this context, Governments are intensifying their efforts to combat the global spread of COVID-19 by enacting various measures to support public health systems, safeguard the economy and ensure public order and safety; as well as to ensure a resilient, green, and inclusive recovery, leaving no one behind. Likewise, entrepreneurs have looked for creative solutions not only to keep their activities afloat due to different challenges, that they have experienced but also to expand their businesses. The downturn in the global economy following this huge sanitary and health crisis represents unprecedented challenges but provides opportunities as well.

Within this groundwork, entrepreneurship plays a crucial role as one driving force for sustainable development. It is worth acknowledging its features as the “willingness and capacity to undertake conception, organization, and management of a new venture, accepting all attendant risks and seeking economic or social return as a reward.”1

Although the content of public policies should be developed and adapted to the needs of each country, according to their specific contexts, it is worth considering the existence of core elements for a comprehensive approach.

In this regard, capacity building on policymaking is needed to lead the way towards positive results, bearing in mind that neither national circumstances nor knowledge are static and can always be strengthened. Likewise, learning from experience contributes to overcome or at least mitigate the causes and effects of a wide spectrum of challenges. Given this background, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) developed the Entrepreneurship Policy Framework and Guide of Implementation 2.0., based on its technical expertise and practical experience.

To complement this endeavour, UNCTAD joined efforts with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to develop the e-learning course Policymaking for inclusive and sustainable entrepreneurship. The development of this tool is part of the project “Global Initiative towards the post-COVID-19 resurgence of the MSME sector” financed by the UN Development Account and implemented by UNCTAD in cooperation with the UN Regional Commissions and DESA. The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity and resilience of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in developing countries and economies in transition to mitigate the economic and social impact of the global COVID-19 crisis. It is part of the UN Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19.

Registrations open from today until December 2023

Register here for the course in English

Register here for the course in French

Register here for the course in Spanish


Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees


The adoption of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in 2015 represents a renewed commitment in world partnership for tackling persistent challenges faced by humanity, involving developed and developing countries alike.

Therefore, all the objectives and goals of this instrument benefit society as a whole, while seeking to realize Human Rights of all because of their integrated and indivisible nature that balances the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. 

Responding to a growing policy need for a common approach to promoting the socioeconomic inclusion of migrants and refugees that recognizes their contribution to development, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have brought together their technical expertise and practical knowledge to collaboratively developed a Policy Guide on Entrepreneurship for Migrants and Refugees, published in 2018.

This e-learning course aims at strengthening the competences required by policymakers and practitioners for overcoming some of the challenges on economic and social inclusion for migrants and refugees while understanding the benefits of promoting entrepreneurship to this end because of its nexus to sustainable development.

  • Language: English, Spanish, French and Arabic

Registrations open from today until December 2023


Register here for the course in English

Register here for the course in French

Register here for the course in Spanish

Register here for the course in Arabic

International Migration Law


Strengthened migration governance is recognized as central to ensuring that greater human mobility is beneficial to communities of origin, destination and transit, and in protecting the rights of migrants.

Many conventions exist at the global and regional levels applying to those involved in the migration process, but these instruments are spread across various branches of law: labour, immigration, human rights, refugee, humanitarian, and criminal laws.  This body of law is now commonly referred to as “International Migration Law” (IML). With the emergence of IML over the last decade, this course offers an opportunity to study these instruments from the exclusive perspective of international migration.

The overall objective of this course is to advance a better understanding of International Migration Law by providing a comprehensive overview of the international legal framework, the rights and duties of states and migrants and various aspects of law that impact migrants and the migration process.

  • Language: English


Since the end of 2019, the world has been facing significant challenges due to COVID-19. As time has passed, this cross-cutting problem has presented adverse effects everywhere, no matter the socio-economic status of the region. It has put all administrative, judicial, security and health systems to the test, and it has affected the political, economic, social, and cultural lives of individuals and societies, as a whole.

In this context, the role of different stakeholders in decision-making processes varies significantly, and the future will require positive initiatives towards mitigating or even tackling the effects of the crisis caused by COVID-19.

At the center stage of the efforts is the role of public officials, which requires continuous engagement in order to produce positive results and provide indispensable public services, even more, during times of crisis. Nonetheless, the people who provide public services are also at risk, as well as their families and close relatives.

Therefore, while bearing in mind that the primary responsibility of States is to protect the population under their respective jurisdictions, a positive mindset, as well as guarantees of security and health among public servants (including the creation of spaces for raising awareness) is essential for crisis management.

In this regard, learning how to effectively manage a crisis provides an opportunity for public officials to enhance their capabilities towards a culture of efficiency and community resilience. As a contribution to this endeavor, the United Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has brought together, its expertise and practical knowledge to develop this e-learning course: ‘Crisis Management for Public Officials: The Skills Necessary to Effectively Manage a Crisis and Continually Deliver to the People you Serve’ (also known as, ‘Crisis Management for Public Officials: Basic Skills’).

For more information on how to register for the next Spanish iteration, running from 21/02/2022-28/03/2022, please see the following link

For more information on how to register for the next English iteration, running from 21/02/2022-28/03/2022, please see the following link:  

  • Language: English and Spanish

The Human Rights-Based Approach to Disability


The overall objective of this course is to allow a better understanding of the human rights-based approach to disability and to enable participants to identify gaps between existing policy and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in order to implement it coherently.

For more information on how to register for the next English iteration, running from 07/02/2022-11/03/2022, please see the following link

For more information on how to register for the next Spanish iteration, running from 21/02/2022-25/03/2022 please see the following link

  • Language: English and Spanish

Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool


In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States endorsed six global nutrition targets for improving maternal, infant and young child nutrition, and Member States have committed to monitor their progress. The targets are vital for identifying priority areas for action and catalyzing a global response.

WHO’s Department of Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD), in collaboration with the European Commission and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), have developed a 2-hour e-learning course Global Nutrition Targets Tracking Tool.

It is a web-based tracking tool to assist countries set targets and monitor progress. It complements existing tools on nutrition interventions, impact and costing.

  • Language: English
    Please click here to register.

WHO Nutrition Guideline Development


This e-learning course explores the World Health Organization (WHO) guideline development process and is based on the WHO Handbook for Guideline Development (2nd edition).

The course introduces key groups and stages in the guideline development process, the Cochrane methodology to ensure recommendations are based on the best available evidence and the GRADE approach which ensures proper assessment of the quality of evidence. It also highlights and provides guidance on the inclusion of gender, equity, human rights and social determinants of health considerations.   

On the basis of this, WHO, in partnership with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), developed the 3-hour e-learning course WHO Nutrition Guideline Development.

  • Language: English
    Please click here to register.

The International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes


The International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes, adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in 1981, and subsequent relevant WHA resolutions adopted since then (the “Code”) are an important part of creating an overall environment that enables mothers to make the best possible feeding choice, based on impartial information and free of commercial influences, and to be fully supported in doing so.

This comprehensive e-learning course and resource package has been prepared in order to reach as many people as possible in a cost-effective and sustained manner.  It is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the Code, its contents, and ways in which it can be implemented and monitored. It does not, however, provide an in-depth training on development of national Code laws and regulations (e.g. legal drafting), or on establishing ongoing monitoring and enforcement mechanisms and processes. For such in-depth training, WHO, UNICEF and other partners, including the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) (through the NetCode network), have developed tools and training which can also be found on the resources tab of the Nutrition Knowledge Hub.

  • Language: English
    Please click here to register.


Governance in Urban Sanitation


Nearly 40% of the world’s population still lacks adequate sanitation, which is directly in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 6: ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Developing access to sanitation services poses technical, institutional, financial and also social and cultural challenges. Major obstacles relate to governance deficiencies, especially the lack of adequate institutional framework. Other hindrances include the weak priority given to sanitation and the insufficiency of substantial investment in the sector.

Besides investment, sustainable solutions should also adequately address the other dimensions, especially institutional and financial aspects. It is thus essential to implement sustainable institutional arrangements ensuring the setting up of a political anchor for the sanitation sector as well as responsiveness to the demand, transparency and accountability to users, financial sustainability, and the involvement of all the actors in their area of expertise.

This e-learning course aims at enhancing the capacity of local decision-makers and sanitation professionals to make the most enlightened decisions and investments in the area of urban sanitation. Additionally, it provides analytical tools to understand the financial and institutional framework of the sanitation sector, taking into account the needs of urban poor communities.

  • Language: English and French

Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries


The rapid, often unplanned and uncoordinated growth of cities has seriously compromised existing transportation systems and significantly increased the challenge of creating new transportation systems, especially in developing countries.

It is indeed in developing countries that the greatest growth in motor vehicles has been seen in the past few years and is expected in the future, primarily in urban areas. The environmental and social impacts are significant and directly related to quality of life and urban productivity. These impacts include congestion, energy consumption, air pollution, and traffic crashes. Thus, urban transportation issues are of foremost importance to support the mobility requirements in these growing cities and require new approaches.

The course aims to enhance the capacity of local decision makers and urban/transportation planners to formulate and implement appropriate policies that contribute to sustainability in urban transport in developing countries. It allows an analysis of the important issues of sustainable transport and provides economic and financial instruments, institutional improvements, and environmental standards.

  • Language: English, French and Spanish

Renewable Energies for Sustainable Development


Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increases social equity and forges the path for an environment that allows the world to thrive.

Development is not possible without energy and sustainable development is not possible without sustainable energy.

This online programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development at a global scale. It will present the case for how renewable energies represent both an environmental necessity and an economic opportunity. Additionally, the course aims at enhancing the capacity of local decision makers and energy/sustainable development officers to make an informed decision on which renewable energy technologies will meet their own needs or the needs of their countries, communities, villages or neighbourhoods. It provides an overview of clean, secure and sustainable technology options and offers insights into the management of renewable energy projects.

  • Language: English
    Please click here to learn more.


Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges


Water is essential for life and for sustainable development.

Increasing human population, the impacts of climate change and unsustainable growth, all place pressures on the world’s precious freshwater resources. Managing water well is essential for the international community to deliver the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Without this, most of the Sustainable Development Goals cannot be achieved. Every drop matters.

This free online programme will give you a comprehensive overview of global water challenges and the means to identify local water solutions. The content of the modules is based on original materials developed for Hydrogeology and Water Resources Education at the University of Strathclyde and is supported by students who take part in the Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) of Water, Sanitation and International Development.

Upcoming Edition: 22 March 2022-26 April 2022

  • Language of the course: English
    Click here to register 


Exploring Blockchain Frontiers


Developed for UN officers, government & business leaders, innovators, and future thinkers.

This course gives you a fundamental understanding of blockchain technology and how it can support form new and powerful partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals implementation.

The highly interactive 4-week e-learning programme is designed to offer you a comprehensive introduction to blockchain by showcasing the best use-cases, value propositions and innovation strategies from those who are already successfully incorporating blockchain into existing SDG strategies.

  • Language of the course: English
    Please click here to learn more.

Leadership in the Public Sector: Basic Skills


The overall aim of the course is to strengthen the competences required by public sector leaders and public servants for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, to recognize the most important skills required for effective leadership, and to gain a comprehensive overview of the current and future challenges public leaders are facing.

This is a 2-month certified e-learning course that is self paced for you to manage your workload, as per your convenience.

Certificates, issued by the UN Assistant Secretary General, Executive Director of UNITAR, will be issued upon successful completion.

For more information on how to register for the next English iteration, running from 07/02/2022-07/04/2022, please see the following link

  • Language: English

Introduction to Corporate Social Responsibility


In today's economic and social environment, issues related to social responsibility and sustainability are gaining more importance, especially in the business sector. Business goals are inseparable from the societies and environments within which they operate. Whilst short-term economic gain can be pursued, the failure to account for longer-term social and environmental impacts makes those business practices unsustainable.

This course is designed to introduce participants to the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), operationalizing the term and ensuring a cohesive definition of CSR and its applications for corporate sustainability. CSR is presented as a management concept and a process that integrates social and environmental concerns in business operations, and a company’s interactions with the full range of its stakeholders.

  • Language: English and Spanish


Indicadores para evaluar y monitorear politicas, programas y proyectos


Este curso en línea busca mejorar la capacidad de administradores públicos y otros funcionarios del sector gubernamental para utilizar indicadores que les permitan evaluar y monitorear políticas, programas y proyecto. El curso brinda una introducción sobre cómo definir, calcular, monitorear y analizar indicadores. Además, muestra a los participantes cómo los sistemas de información pueden ayudar a objetivos de monitoreo y evaluación.

This online course aims to improve the capacity of public managers and other government sector officials to use indicators to evaluate and monitor policies, programmes and projects. The course provides an introduction on how to define, calculate, monitor and analyse indicators. It also shows participants how information systems can help monitor and evaluate objectives.

  • Language: Spanish

Implementation of core SDG indicators for sustainability reporting by companies

This e-learning course first and foremost aims to prepare trainers and facilitators for capacity building activities to support the implementation of the core indicators in companies. It is also meant to inform policymakers on the core indicators of the contribution of firms to the SDGs, to enable them to monitor progress on the SDGs at country level.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Understand the concept and application of universal and core SDG indicators in the economic, environmental, social, and institutional areas for sustainability or SDG reporting.

• Understand the methods for calculation and reporting on the universal and core SDG indicators.

• Advise on sources of information to calculate UNCTAD’s core SDG indicators in companies.


Registrations open from today until December 2023

Register here for the course in English

Register here for the course in English (extended version)

Register here for the course in French

Register here for the course in Spanish

Executive Course on Advanced Leadership Skills in the Public Sector

Getting the most from people and organisations requires strong leadership skills. As products and services become more complex and the role of knowledge workers becomes more critical in the success of an organisation, it is essential to know how to lead and how to motivate.

Great leaders are known for their strong vision, the care they offer for their team, sheer passion for their cause and the tremendous support they provide to help people grow and become better at what they do.

This course covers a variety of topics on leadership and communication skills. It is ideal for those who have had some experience in managing or supervising people and want to improve their skills further.

Since delegates already have some experience in management, this course is designed to address various practical issues that leaders encounter every day and provides strategies on handling them. It is packed with exercises, examples and case studies so delegates are constantly pushed to think and re-examine their own attitudes when dealing with people. They learn numerous techniques that will help them improve their interactions and to build trust. A great part of a leader’s role is motivating his team and people around him. This is strongly reflected in various techniques used throughout the course as delegates come across this concept over and over again.

The course provides examples of decision making, delegation skills, managing people and resources, managing brainstorming sessions and so on. In addition, delegates get to practice giving short talks to their team or clients in order to improve their public speaking skills.

  • Language of the course: English

Click here to register 

Iteration dates:

· 16 May-23 June 2022



Master of Science in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management

Over the last ten years, there have been massive changes in the field of public health. The funding levels available for various diseases have also increased. The net result has been the emergence of a much greater need for specific skill sets in areas such as Global Health, Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM), Leadership Management, and many other spheres, which are critical to operating effectively from a global perspective. Healthcare programs typically spend between 40 – 50% of the overall budget on public health commodities, therefore efficient management of the health commodities that are being distributed is of paramount importance.

There is a limited availability (largely due to affordability) for professional skill development programs which address the needs of public sector. Therefore, Empower School of Health and UNITAR provide a strong link between Public Health, Healthcare Management, and Procurement and Supply Management (PSM) addressing all the needed skill sets whilst still being affordable for low-income countries.

UNITAR and Empower’s Master of Science in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management is being offered to students in 2 ways:

1. 24-month online programme – to all students who fulfill the required criteria

2. 12-month online programme – to students who have completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management from Empower School of Health.

The course prepares the participants for the world of procurement and supply chain of healthcare products. Students get growth opportunities, internships in Ministries of Health, UN agencies, donors' programs and international NGOs.

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Online Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management (in French and English)


The Post Graduate Diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSM) is a 12-month online programme, specially designed by Empower School of health in collaboration with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).This is a 12-month self-paced course and has 8 modules covering all key topics. For the last two months, the candidate works on a ‘problem-solution’ focused research project that is related to their own organization or country.

On completion of this course, the student will be awarded a joint diploma certificate from Empower School of Health and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research

The course is targeted at health professionals in public health programs (donors, government, NGOs, civil society, academia) and people interested in becoming supply chain/logistics professionals.


Candidates are required:

  • To be able to operate confidently in both written and spoken English language.
  • To be able to commit at least 25 hours per month over a period of 11 months.
  • To have completed, at minimum a bachelor's degree in any discipline.
  • Prior work experience is preferred, though not necessary.

For more information and to register (in English), click here.

For more information and to register (in French), click here.

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