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  • 01/09/15--01:33: World: Ebola Safety e-Course
  • Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    UNICEF is releasing a new Ebola Safety e-Course, developed by DHR/OLDS in collaboration with various specialists.

    This course provides key facts about the current Ebola outbreak, promotes safe preventative practices, and offers an overview of the support in place for staff.

    The course can be of particular interest to colleagues planning to travel to areas currently affected by the outbreak, and those already working in the region. While it contains some UNICEF/UN specific information, most of the course can apply to other humanitarian actors' staff.

    The course is composed of four modules:

    Module 1:Facts about Ebola.
    This includes a history of the virus, symptoms, and modes of transmission.

    Module 2: Ebola: Prevention and Protection.
    This offers practical guidelines on how to protect yourself and others from the virus, and how to best prepare, if you work in an affected area.

    Module 3: Working in an Ebola-affected Country.This covers key information for staff travelling to, and departing from, Ebola-affected locations, as well as practical advice for colleagues currently working in the area.

    Module 4: Dealing with Ebola-like Symptoms.
    This includes practical information on what to do if you suspect you may have contracted Ebola, and an overview of the measures UNICEF has in place to support affected staff.

    It should take you about 90 minutes to complete this self-paced course. Each module is 10 to 30 minutes long.


    How to register:

    Registration details:The course is hosted on the Agora portal and available to all staff for free and immediate self-registration: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=1319

    Note that the course is also accessible to non-UNICEF staff, so feel free to share with partners if they are interested.

    New to Agora?

    Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    The Integrating Child Rights in Development Cooperation e-learning course is a suite of modules designed to help users gain an overview of critical child rights issues, standards and principles; help them understand the obligations of relevant actors to realize international commitments on child rights and some specific strategies and frameworks to ensure those are put in place at the country level; and build skills for mainstreaming child rights in different sectors and phases of development cooperation programming through the use of specific tools and examples.


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development

    English version: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=643
    French version: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=1271
    Spanish version: https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=1279

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.
    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.
    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    In this tutorial, you will learn about the structure and features of the Cholera toolkit. You will also get acquainted with the important aspects of the toolkit that make it user friendly.

    The UNICEF Cholera Toolkit provides one place where you can find access to resources and tools ready to use for preventing, preparing for and responding to cholera outbreaks.

    Learning objectives

    At the end of this tutorial, you will be able to:

    • Describe the structure and features of the toolkit.
    • Recognize the important aspects of the toolkit that make it user friendly.

    Audience

    The primary target audience is UNICEF staff at all levels and across all divisions and sections in the UNICEF Country, Regional, and HQ Offices.

    Length

    It should take you about 20-30 minutes to complete the tutorial.

    Methodology

    This short tutorial includes various examples and activities. You will observe how the toolkit provides the guidance and tools you need for real life situations, and how it presents an integrated approach to help with cholera related issues.

    Structure

    Through an example, you will observe how the toolkit provides guidance and tools needed for real life situations, and how it presents and integrated approach to help with cholera related issues. You will first understand how the tools and resources are organized and presented in the toolkit, so you’ll know what’s there when you need to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Cholera. Furthermore, you will explore how the toolkit supplies you with guidance and tools to establish a comprehensive plan.

    Contact details

    Heather Papowitz, Senior Advisor- Health-Emergencies: hpapowitz@unicef.org

    Kate Alberti, Senior Programme Specialist – Cholera: kalberti@unicef.org;


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=4

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.
    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.
    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    UNICEF is a major humanitarian actor, and it is important that evaluation is undertaken to improve accountability for results and produce organizational lessons learned. The course presents a concrete emergency scenario that guides participants through the evaluation process before, during and after an emergency. It underlines the importance of evaluation to advance UNICEF accountability and leaning goals as outlined in the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action and it provides some concrete guidance.

    Learning objectives

    At the end of this course you will:

    • Understand that UNICEF is a major humanitarian actor
    • Know how to prepare for handling an emergency in your own country office. M&E in emergencies can happen to anyone, so advance preparation is a key.
    • Understand how evaluation during emergencies is different, but also rooted in the same evaluation principles that were touched upon in previous modules.

    Audience

    The course is open to all UNICEF staff, in particular those involved in monitoring and evaluation activities who are interested in developing greater awareness regarding evaluation in humanitarian settings. This would include monitoring and evaluation staff seeking to grow professionally and strengthen the evaluation function, as well as relevant staff who would like to improve their understanding of evaluation in humanitarian situations.

    Length / Dates

    It will take you approximately 1-2 hours to complete the course.

    Delivery methodology

    This course is composed of six animated modules, including various resources and interactive exercises.

    Structure

    The course is composed of 6 modules including:

    • Introduction
    • Prior to the emergency onset
    • Month 1 to 3 of the emergency response
    • Month 3 to 6 of the emergency response
    • Month 6 and beyond of the emergency response
    • Conclusion

    Other information

    The course is not a technical training on evaluation theories, approaches and methods. For more in-depth technical material and training, as well as additional information on Country-led and Joint evaluations, please visit:


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=29

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.
    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    This course is based on the CCCs document, revised in 2009, and is intended to inform all UNICEF staff members and relevant partners about the CCCs and how those commitments can be fulfilled.

    Learning objectives

    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe the background to the CCCs, in particular: the elements of the CCCs, the four pillars of humanitarian reform, what the cluster approach is and how it is activated.
    • Explain the framework, principles and accountabilities
    • Recall the programme commitments
    • Recognize the operational commitments

    Audience

    This course is suitable to all staff of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

    Length

    It should take you about two hours to complete this self-paced course.

    Methodology

    This course is composed of four animated modules, including various examples and activities.

    Structure

    This course is composed of six sections:

    1. Module 1: Background to the CCCs
    2. Module 2: Framework, Principles and Accountabilities
    3. Check your understanding: Modules 1 and 2
    4. Module 3: Programme Commitments
    5. Module 4: Operational Commitments
    6. Check your understanding: Module 4

    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=30

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.
    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    WASH is a key programme area at UNICEF and an important part of the work we do for child survival and development. This course describes what the UNICEF WASH programme does and why it’s important.

    Learning objectives

    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe the UNICEF WASH programme.
    • Explain what WASH does.
    • Explain the importance and impact of WASH.

    Audience

    This course is suitable to new staff of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

    It is also open to anyone interested in learning about UNICEF's WASH programme.

    Length

    It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this self-paced course.

    Methodology

    This course is composed of a single short self-paced animated module, including various examples and activities.

    Structure

    This course is composed of five sections:

    1. Introduction
    2. What does WASH stand for?
    3. What does WASH do?
    4. What is WASH's impact?
    5. Wrapping up (incl. a short assessment)

    Contact details

    Andrew Trevett, Senior WASH Advisor
    atrevett@unicef.org


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=17

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    This e-Learning Package is presented as part of the Global Capacity Development programme for CFS, developed by the UNICEF Education Section in New York, in collaboration with regional and country offices. Other elements of the programme include the CFS Manual, Compendiums to the Manual (WASH, School Readiness and Financial LIteracy and Climate Change) and a set of case studies on CFS programming in different contexts.

    Learning objectives

    The purpose of this course is to help you:

    • apply the concepts and principles that are the foundation of the CFS model.
    • recognize CFS as a dynamic model that charts out a pathway to quality enhancement in education that is flexible enough to be applied to development as well as emergency situations.
    • gain the necessary technical knowledge, programming skills, and aptitutes to support the planning and implementation of the CFS model for education, as well as its mainstreaming into the national educaiton policies and plans.
    • become familiar with key reference documents and resources to support the application of the CFS model.

    Audience

    This course is suitable to anyone interested in learning more about the Child Friendly School initiative, a core component of UNICEF's programmes in the field of Education.

    Length

    It should take you 4 to 5 hours to complete this self-paced course. You can complete the course in as many seatings as you wish (your progress will be saved).

    Methodology

    This self-learning course, includes scenario based modules which introduce core concepts of the CFS Toolkit and their applications. The course also includes a number of quizzes and activities.

    Structure

    The course is composed of 7 modules. You will first be introduced to the key concepts of the CFS initiative. Modules 2 to 5 then explore in greater detail: Learning and Teaching, Learning Environment, School Leadership in CFS and School Community Links. Modules 6 deals with practical considerations related to school design and construction. Finally, Module 7 talks about the link between CFS and Education Policies, and offers insights on how to mainstream and scale up CFS initiatives.

    Module 1: Introduction to Child-Friendly Schools
    Module 2: Learning and Teaching
    Module 3: Learning Environment
    Module 4: School Leadership in CFS
    Module 5: School-Community Links
    Module 6: Application of CFS principles to Guide School Design and Construction
    Module 7:Education Policy, Mainstreaming, and Scaling Up

    Contact details

    Maida Pasic, Programme Specialist, Education Section
    mpasic@unicef.org


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=222

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers (HACT) establish common principles and process for managing cash transfers among UN agencies that have adopted the approach across all countries and operational contexts. This course describes the principles and processes of HACT and how they work in UNICEF.

    Learning objectives

    HACT is a common operational framework for transferring cash to government and non-government implementing partners. This course will focus on the principles, processes and implementation of HACT. At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Define HACT, explain its objectives and identify the key revisions of the 2014 HACT framework
    • Identify the key elements of HACT and explain their corresponding processes
    • Describe UNICEF specific requirements and staff responsibilities for HACT implementation

    Audience

    This course is meant for all UNICEF staff responsible for managing results and resources in relation to cash transfers to implementing partners. It may also serve other UN colleagues and partners to familiarize themselves with the HACT framework.

    Length

    It should take you about 90 minutes to complete the course.

    Methodology

    This course is designed with application of problem-based learning (PBL), which is a student-centered pedagogy in which learners learn about a subject through the experience of problem solving. Inside the module, learners will learn new concepts through a variety of instructional strategies such as quizzes, a short case study, games and more. There is a final assessment at the end of the course.

    Structure

    The course is composed of course introduction, 3 chapters on HACT and course assessment. Each chapter starts with learning objectives and ended with summary.

    Course introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction to HACT

    Chapter 2. HACT processes

    Chapter 3. HACT in UNICEF

    Course assessment

    Contact details

    Slavi Nikolov, Programme Specialist (HACT), Field Results Group, snikolov@unicef.org

    Silvia Chiarucci, Programme Specialist, Field Results Group, schiarucci@unicef.org

    Munday Makoko, Programme Specialist (HACT), Field Results Group, mmakoko@unicef.org


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=1312

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    This new learning programme on "Economic and Social Policies for Promoting Child Rights with Equity" has been developed as an update and replacement for the previous programme "Evidence Based Policy Analysis to Deliver Results for Children (also known as "Maastricht").

    Learning Objectives and Methodologies

    The objective of this innovative Learning Programme is to enhance the theoretical understanding of all professional level UNICEF staff on public policy and development issues, and strengthen their ability to apply this knowledge in the design and implementation of policies and programmes, and in the building of effective partnerships to promote children’s rights with equity. The learning enhances professional competency by imparting a set of relevant techniques and argumentation, critical consideration of approaches and strategies, and different policy options to allow for meaningful development dialogue.

    This programme is in partnership with the Economic Research Foundation based in New Delhi. The programme consists of eight modules taken online (see attached course description).

    Audience

    This e-learning course is open for all staff and can be started at any time. Upon completion, participants will be able to print a certificate.

    Course duration

    It should take you 5-7 hours to complete this course.

    Certificate

    The test for the course can be taken after completion of all the modules. The course certificate can be generated once the participant clears all modules with the required minimum scores.

    CONTACT PERSON:

    Waithira Gikonyo, Senior Learning Officer, OLDS wgikonyo@unicef.org with copy to Angela Salazar asalazar@unicef.org.


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=1200

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    "Let’s remove the barriers and create an inclusive and accessible society for all."

    The web-based Disability Orientation for staff is a multi-media, 40-minute video that includes interesting and thought provoking statements, resources and good practices from UNICEF and partners from across the globe.

    Objectives

    The objective of the orientation is to strengthen understanding of, and capacity to support, programming for children and women with disabilities.

    Target audience

    This course primarily targets all UNICEF staff. It is open to partners and the general public.

    Duration

    It should take you about 50 minutes to complete this course.

    Structure and Methodology

    The Disability Orientation consists of two main modules, each module has five lessons. The first module provides an overview of the disability movement and what disability means according to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The second module focusses on how to mainstream disability through our work.
    The Disability Orientation can be completed individually or in groups.

    A short quiz is available as a tool to assess what you learned or to facilitate discussion.

    Contact details

    For questions related to the contact of this course, please email: aburlyaevanorman@unicef.org


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=909

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    Protecting children from violence, exploitation and abuse is at the core of UNICEF's mandate. This course describes what the UNICEF Child Protection programme does and why it’s important.

    Learning objectives

    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Explore some forms of violence, exploitation and abuse that children experience and/or are at risk of facing throughout the world.
    • Describe what child protection means in UNICEF and why it is central to UNICEF's mission.
    • Identify UNICEF child protection programming strategies.
    • Illustrate what a child protection programme might look like and the result it can achieve.

    Audience

    This course is suitable to new staff of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

    It is also open to anyone interested in learning about UNICEF's Child Protection programme.

    Length

    It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this self-paced course.

    Methodology

    This course is composed of a single short self-paced animated module, including various examples and activities.

    Structure

    This course is composed of five sections:

    1. Introduction
    2. Why child protection?
    3. UNICEF's approach to child protection
    4. Building the evidence base
    5. What child protection programming looks like
    6. Quiz

    Contact details

    Caroline Bacquet, Child Protection Officer, cbacquet@unicef.org

    Hellen Nyangoya, Child Protection Specialist, hnyangoya@unicef.org


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=915

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    This course describes the actions UNICEF Nutrition takes to attempt to alleviate malnutrition, explains why efforts and collaborations with multiple sectors are required to address the underlying causes of malnutrition, and eventually presents some case studies.

    Learning objectives

    Nutrition is a key sector at UNICEF and an important part of the work we do. In this course, you will explore what it is by:

    • Explaining the focus area and work approach of Nutrition at UNICEF.
    • Describing Nutrition-specific interventions UNICEF undertakes.
    • Detailing why work across multiple sectors is so important.
    • Exploring a few real-life, successful multi-sectorial case studies.

    Audience

    This course is suitable to new staff of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

    It is also open to anyone interested in learning about UNICEF's Nutrition programme.

    Length

    It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this self-paced course.

    Methodology

    This course is composed of five animated modules, including various examples and activities.

    Structure

    This course is composed of six sections:

    1. Introduction
    2. The importance of Nutrition
    3. UNICEF’s approach
    4. Main Nutrition interventions
    5. Multi-sectoral interventions
    6. Quiz and wrap-up

    Contact details

    Edith Cheung, Health Specialist
    echeung@unicef.org


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=7

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    This module explores UNICEF’s approach to advocacy and describes what is advocacy, how to build capacity to advocate and how to develop advocacy strategies.

    Learning objectives

    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Highlight the importance of advocacy to achieve results.
    • Familiarize yourself with the ways UNICEF conducts advocacy successfully
    • Explain the foundational principles, as well as the key components of developing advocacy strategies.

    Audience

    This course is suitable to new staff of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

    Length

    It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this self-paced course.

    Methodology

    This short course is composed of five animated modules, including various examples and activities.

    Structure

    This course is composed of five sections:

    1.Introduction

    2.What is Advocacy?

    3.Why Advocacy?

    4.How to Advocate?

    5.Wrapping up (including short assessment)

    Contact details

    Nicholas Rees, Policy Advocacy Specialist

    nrees@unicef.org

    Maria Clara Osorio, Programme Assistant

    mcosorio@unicef.org


    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=6

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    In this short course, you will explore why research at UNICEF matters and observe ways to ensure that the highest-quality research is impacting the lives of women and children.

    Learning objectives

    At the end of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe the importance of research to UNICEF programming, policy and advocacy.
    • Provide examples of where and on what topics research is done at UNICEF
    • Describe the research process
    • Describe key principles and tools used throughout that process
    • Identify where to go to find more information about UNICEF research.

    Audience

    This course is suitable to new staff of any level of seniority, of technical or non-technical background, who want to learn the basics about the subject.

    It is also open to anyone interested in learning about Research and Evidence at UNICEF.

    Length

    It should take you about 30 minutes to complete this self-paced course.

    Methodology

    This course is composed of a single short self-paced animated module, including various examples and activities.

    Structure

    This course is composed of four sections:

    1. Introduction
    2. The importance of research at UNICEF
    3. Research in action with quality assurance
    4. Making it happen

    Contact details

    Prerna Banati, Senior Planning Specialist
    pbanati@unicef.org


    How to register:

    How to register:

    This course is free and open to all on Agora, UNICEF's global hub for learning and development at:

    https://agora.unicef.org/course/info.php?id=1180

    New to Agora? Agora is UNICEF’s Global Hub for Learning and Development. Agora already offers direct access to a great diversity of self-learning opportunities in a searchable catalogue, as well as services such as learning plans, personal records of learning or electronic badges and certificates. Many more activities will be added over the coming months, including local and regional initiatives.

    All UNICEF staff (incl. consultants and interns) have a profile on Agora, linked to their organizational account. New users are encouraged to check the Agora Quick Start Guide to learn about basic features of the portal.

    Come in to find out more at https://agora.unicef.org


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund
    Registration deadline: 23 Feb 2017
    Starting date: 02 Jan 2017
    Ending date: 27 Feb 2017

    Create beneficial norms, eliminate harmful ones:
    Join UNICEF and the Univeristy of Pennsylvania for the Social Norms, Social Change MOOC
    Free and open to anyone interested in positively transforming societies

    Next Sessions in 2017:

    Part 1: 01/2 – 02/6 Part 2: 01/23 - 02/27 Part 1: 01/30 - 03/6 Part 2: 02/20 - 03/27 Part 1: 02/27 – 04/3 Part 2: 03/20 - 04/24

    This free online course explores social norms, the rules that glue societies together. It considers the nature of social norms, how they are formed, how they are supported by expectations, and how they are part of a web of other norms & values that define a local culture. The course then moves to practical questions such as: How do collective expectations support social practices? What happens when legal rules and social norms are in conflict? And how can legal, informational and community engagement strategies be integrated to reach the critical threshold for achieving change? Drawing from UNICEF’s experience in the field, the course includes many examples of norms that sustain behaviors like child marriage, gender violence and poor sanitation practices. Participants learn from field cases of remarkable change in entrenched social practices.

    Through lectures, discussions and assignments, participants build practical and theoretical knowledge crucial for effective policy interventions aimed at elimating harmful norms and creating new, beneficial ones.

    The course is led by Cristina Bicchieri, the S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Bicchieri founded Penn SONG, the Penn Social Norms consulting group, and the Behavioral Ethics Lab (BeLab). She has has consulted for organizations such as UNICEF, Wellspring, CARE, BBC Media, the Gates Foundation, the World Bank and DFID.


    How to register:

    Register now at:

    See attached flyer for more information.


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    Country: World
    Organization: UN Children's Fund

    Create beneficial norms, eliminate harmful ones:

    Join UNICEF and the Univeristy of Pennsylvania for the Social Norms, Social Change MOOC

    Free and open to anyone interested in positively transforming societies

    This online course explores social norms, the rules that glue societies together. It considers the nature of social norms, how they are formed, how they are supported by expectations, and how they are part of a web of other norms & values that define a local culture.

    The course then moves to practical questions such as: How do collective expectations support social practices? What happens when legal rules and social norms are in conflict? And how can legal, informational and community engagement strategies be integrated to reach the critical threshold for achieving change?

    Drawing from UNICEF’s experience in the field, it includes many examples of norms that sustain behaviors like child marriage, gender violence and poor sanitation practices.

    The course is led by Cristina Bicchieri, the S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.

    It is offered on a rolling basis in 2017. See the attached flyer for all 2017 session dates.


    How to register:

    Register now on Coursera!

    Part 1:https://www.coursera.org/learn/norms**Part 2:** https://www.coursera.org/learn/change