e-Learning

Under ENTRi II the following free to use e-learning modules were developed:

Nowadays, learning does not necessarily require you to sit in an actual classroom. e-learning is a convenient way to acquire new skills on your own schedule without having to leave your desk.

The list below provides you with various e-learning platforms, most of which offer web-based courses that are free of charge.

Click on the subjects below that interest you to find out more about some of the different e-learning courses that are available for crisis management.

UN Peacekeeping Operations

An Introduction by UN DPKO ITS

http://portals.unssc.org

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Target group: Newly appointed personnel to UN peacekeeping operations
  • Level of expertise: Basic

Elections

1) ODIHR STO Election Observation: 

http://www.stoelearning.org/

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Target group: Potential election observers
  • Level of expertise: Basic

2) EC/UNDP Partnership on Electoral Assistance:

http://elearning.ec-undp-electoralassistance.org/

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Target group: Potential election observers
  • Level of expertise: Basic

3) Further information:

Online Toolkit for Electoral Assistance: http://toolkit-elections.unteamworks.org/

EU | CSDP

ESDC (ENTRi Associate): History and Context of ESDP, European Security Strategy, Impact of the Lisbon Treaty (2010)

https://esdc.adlunap.ro/login.php?target=&soap_pw=&ext_uid=&cookies=nocookies&client_id=esdc_v1&lang=en

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Level of expertise: Basic

Security Sector Reform

DCAF/ISSAT/UNITAR: Introduction to Security Sector Reform

http://issat.dcaf.ch/Learn/E-Learning/Introduction-to-Security-Sector-Reform

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Target group: Individuals and groups interested in or working on SSR
  • Level of expertise: Basic

Mentoring and Advising

DCAF/ISSAT: Fundamentals of Strategic Advising in Reform Environments

http://issat.dcaf.ch/Learn/E-Learning/Fundamentals-of-Strategic-Advising-in-Reform-Environments

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Target group: Designers of field initiatives, managers of country programmes and current/ future advisors
  • Level of expertise: Expert

Police

1) DCAF/ISSAT: Police Integrity

http://issat.dcaf.ch/Learn/E-Learning/Police-Integrity

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Target group: Police management and leadership
  • Level of expertise: Expert

2) Policing and Police Reform in Complex Environments

http://issat.dcaf.ch/Learn/E-Learning/Policing-and-Police-Reform-in-Complex-Environments

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Target group: Those who are currently engaged in, or plan to be engaged in, Police Reform or related processes

Mediation & Negotiation

1) Mediation Support Project (MSP): Interest Based Negotiations: An introduction to four negotiation principles for successful negotiations and the importance of empathy

http://peacemediation.ch/resources/e-learning

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Level of expertise: Basic

2) Mediation Support Project (MSP): Interpersonal Mediation: An introduction to mediation approaches, phases and techniques

http://peacemediation.ch/resources/e-learning

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Level of expertise: Basic

3) Partnership for Peace (PfP): Peace Mediation

https://pfpcadl.act.nato.int/

  • Registration required

4) Further information:

UN DPA: Peacemaker UN for mediators, negotiators

http://peacemaker.un.org/

Including apps:

Guidance for effective mediation

http://peacemaker.un.org/mediationapp

Guidance for addressing conflict-related sexual violence in ceasefire and peace agreements

http://peacemaker.un.org/mediationapp

The Sphere Project

The Sphere Handbook in Action e-learning course

http://www.sphereproject.org/learning/e-learning-course/elearning-trailer/

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Level of expertise: Basic
  • Target group: Anyone involved in humanitarian response

Project Cycle Management

Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC): Project Cycle Management interactive

http://elearningpcm.ch/

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Level of expertise: Basic

Security

1) UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS): Basic Security In The Field

https://training.dss.un.org/courses/login/index.php

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Target group: Consultants and staff who are not yet officially in the UN system
  • Level of expertise: Basic

2) UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS): Advanced Security In The Field

https://training.dss.un.org/courses/login/index.php

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Target group: Consultants and staff who are not yet officially in the UN system
  • Level of expertise: Advanced

3) NEEDS project: Safety and Security in the Field for Short-Term Observers

http://www.needsproject.eu/elearning

  • No costs
  • Registration and approval of EU observation services required
  • Target group: Short-term observers
  • Level of expertise: Basic

4) EU: eHEST (Hostile Environment Security Training)

https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/eeas/ehest/login/index.php

  • No costs
  • Registration required, only for staff currently engaged in EU civilian crisis management missions and staff that will be deployed to CSDP or EUSR missions
  • Target group: EU experts

Anti-Corruption

1) Anti-Corruption Authorities

https://www.acauthorities.org/content/anti-corruption-authorities-online-training-course

  • No costs
  • Target group: AC and governance practitioners
  • Level of expertise: Basic

2) Regional Anti Corruption Initiative list with various Training Courses

http://rai-see.org/online-training/

First Aid

Firstaidforfree.com

http://www.firstaidforfree.com

  • No costs
  • Level of expertise: Basic

Child Protection

1) Human Rights Education Associates (HREA) - basic course

http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=846&language_id=1

  • Costs: $75
  • Registration required
  • Level of expertise: Basic

2) HREA – other courses

http://www.hrea.org/index.php?doc_id=2044

  • Costs: $500-700
  • Registration required

3) UNODC

http://www.unodc.org/justice-child-victims/

  • Registration required
  • Level of expertise: Basic

4) Global Health Learning Early Childhood Development

http://www.globalhealthlearning.org/program/early-childhood-development

  • Registration required

International Humanitarian Law

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Introduction to the basics of international humanitarian law

http://www.icrc.org/en/document/basic-rules-and-principles-ihl#.VOyHdCyjZ_H

  • No costs
  • Target group: Non-specialized audiences
  • Available in French and English

Human Rights

1) Human Rights Education Associates

http://www.hrea.org/index.php?doc_id=673

  • Some short, free, e-courses

2) Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile

http://mooc.udp.cl/

  • Free Human Rights courses

Other Providers of e-Learning Courses

1) United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

http://www.unitar.org/

http://www.unitar.org/event/

  • Free courses
  • Registration required (sometimes application needed)
  • Courses take place at specific dates

2) Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI)

http://www.peaceopstraining.org/

  • Costs: Some free, some $60 (discounts available)
  • Courses:

• Principles and Guidelines for UN Peacekeeping Operations

• An Introduction to the UN System: Orientation for Serving on a Field Mission

• Protection of Civilians

• The Conduct of Humanitarian Relief Operations

• Human Rights and Peacekeeping

• Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in Africa

• Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Asia and the Pacific

• Implementation of the UN Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean

• Operational Logistical Support of UN Peacekeeping: Intermediate Logistics

• Advanced Topics in UN Logistics: The Provision of Troops and Contingent Owned Equipment (COE) and the Method for Reimbursement

3) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) – various courses

https://golearn.unodc.org

  • The access to this platform is reserved to officials of Member States, International Organizations, and other UN agencies and UNODC partners.
  • If you are interested in accessing the platform for learning purposes, please contact your closest UNODC office (http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/field-offices.html) or contact UNODC directly at eLearning@unodc.org.

4) Coursera

https://www.coursera.org/

  • For profit online courses

5) Udacity

https://www.udacity.com

  • For profit online courses

6) Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org/

  • Non-profit, educational website

7) Flooved

http://www.flooved.com/

  • Flooved is a free online education platform

8) Alison "Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online"

http://alison.com/

  • Free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills

9) Edx

https://www.edx.org/

  • EdX is a non-profit massive open online course (MOOC) platform
  • $25 for certification

10) Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

  • MIT OpenCourseWare is a large-scale, web-based publication of MIT course material

11) SlideWiki

http://slidewiki.org/

  • SlideWiki is an open web-based OpenCourseWare authoring system
  • It supports learning content authoring and management (including SCORM 2004 compliance) and tools for collaboration/crowd-sourcing, translation, communication, evaluation and assessment

12) Udemy

https://www.udemy.com/

  • Udemy serves as a for profit online platform that allows instructors to build online courses on topics of their choosing

13) ATHA

http://www.atha.se/elearning

  • Free e-learning modules

14) United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

http://www.usip.org/online-courses

  • Costs: ca. $400
  • Open to anyone with an interest in gaining the knowledge and tools to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict and build lasting peace

15) PHAP

http://www.phap.org/browse-all-sessions

  • Only for members
  • Membership is 80€ per year
  • 2 years professional experience required

16) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Democratic Governance Training Online

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/ourwork/democraticgovernance/oslo_governance_centre/analysis_and_learning/dg_training_online.html

  • No costs
  • Registration required
  • Most of content applies specifically to UNDP

17) International Development Law Organization

http://elearning.idlo.int/idlo/index.jsp

  • Registration required

18) Skilled-Up

http://www.skilledup.com/learn/openu/learn-political-science-online-free/

  • No costs
  • Different courses on general topics (political science)
  • No special prerequisites

19) Harvard

http://online-learning.harvard.edu/

  • Some free courses

20) UN System Staff College

http://www.unssc.org/home/courses

  • Costs: $600
  • At specific dates

21) Kimmage Open & Distance Education

http://www.kodeonline.com/

  • Limited places
  • Application needed
  • Costs: 400-500€

22) Future Learn

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/categories/politics-and-the-modern-world

  • List of free courses in ‘politics and the modern world’

23) ReliefWeb

http://reliefweb.int/training?format=4607&theme=4600#content

  • Different related courses

24) United States Institute of Peace (UN-CMCoord eCourse)

https://www.usipglobalcampus.org/training-overview/uncmcoord/

  • The United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination eCourse
  • No Costs
  • Registration required


Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR)Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute (BDI)Centre for European Perspective (CEP)Netherlands Institute of International Relations ClingendaelCrisis Management Centre (CMC)Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont)L'École Nationale d'Administration (ENA)Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA)Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (SSSUP)Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peace Building (SEP)Stabilisation Unit (SU)Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF)