In its mission to develop human resources and build institutional capacity building for the management and human settlements, UN-HABITAT launched a web–based distance learning programme in May 2007. The e-learning initiative is spearheaded by the agency’s Training and Capacity Building branch.
The goal of UN-HABITAT’s distance learning programme is to strengthen national training capacities for better local governance and urban development. The programme, which compliments the current scheduled training courses, is expected to generate a wider and more varied audience and broaden training delivery.
The launch of the distance learning programme is made possible through the financial support from the Dutch government under the programme Strengthening National Training Capabilities for Better Local Governance and Urban Development.