1-7 April, TrainForTrade eLearining course on E-commerce and Best Practices for East-Asia states. The first module of the distance learning course will be delivered through the TrainForTrade’s distance learning platform. More than 200 participants from 8 countries are taking part in the course. This Project is funded by Development Account 11.
TrainForTrade, in cooperation with UNCTAD/Stat, UNSD and WTO, has launched the TrainForTrade E-Learning Course on International Merchandise Trade Statistics (from 25 March to 3 May) with more than 780 statisticians from over 100 different countries. Now on its second week, module two focuses on Institutional Arrangements which will be delivered with discussion fora, multimedia presentations and evaluations. This project is financed by Development Account (Statistics).
The distance-learning course on, International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) for Association of Caribbean States member states and other countries, was successfully organized from 5th March to 13th April 2018, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS). The course has been developed and produced jointly by UNCTAD TrainForTrade Programme and UNCTADStat, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the UN Statistics Division (UNSD) in response to several demands for technical assistance in the collection, compilation, quality assurance and dissemination of international merchandise trade statistics.
The distance-learning course on Trade in Service Statistics organized by WTO and UNCTAD from 18th September to 27th October 2017, response to several demands for technical assistance in the compilation of trade-in-services statistics and addresses directly the aims of Goal 17 of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (Partnership for the Goals). It has been developed jointly by UNCTAD (TrainForTrade and Statistics branch), the World Trade Organization and the UN Statistics Division and has also benefited from the close collaboration of the Inter-Agency Task Force on “Statistics on International Trade”.
More than 30 participants (10 Women) from 22 countries will participate in the distance learning that aims to raise awareness of Trade in Services “Statistics and its concepts, enhance statisticians” ability to do their work, and to help them better understand the manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010).
The primary target are compilers and producers of data (Statistics on International trade in services, Balance of Payments (BoP); Business statistics, etc.- and secondary target is constituted of: Data users: Ministries (Tourism, Trade, Economy, Finance); and other industry players (economists, lawyers, etc.).
The course will be conducted through TrainForTrade’s distance training platform. In this platform participants will have access to manuals, to multimedia presentations, to module exams, opinion surveys and forums created for each module for discussions with the instructor and other participants. At the end of the course, participants that have successfully approved the 5 modules and have participated in the forums will receive UNCTAD’s certificate. A face-to-face follow-up will be organized from 6th to 10th November 2017 at the WTO.
On Monday, 3 October 2016, the new on-line course on Trade in Services Statistics for LDCs will take off with the first module on the Importance of Statistics on International Trade in Services. The course was developed by UNCTAD/TrainForTrade (TFT) in collaboration with UNCTAD/Stats and WTO. For this purpose, the TFT team filmed the heads of the UNCTAD- and WTO statistics departments giving an introduction for the video content of the modules.
The main objectives of this new course are to raise awareness of Trade in Services’ Statistics and its concepts, enhance statisticians’ ability to do their work and help them better understand the manual on Statistics of International Trade in Services (MSITS 2010). The course includes 6 distance learning modules with interactive assessments and links to communication tools for online interaction.
24 statisticians and data users (8 women) from developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific are going to benefit from this training.