E-learning Services


Making use of its own Moodle-based e-learning platform, UNIDO Capacity Development offers high-quality e-learning courses in UNIDO’s core fields of expertise. Both as stand-alone courses and when combined with in-residence training, facilitated online trainings allow for greater interaction with trainers and  increase the impact of traditional training. E-learning considerably extends the reach of trainings and opens them to a much larger audience.


The UNIDO Capacity Development e-learning platform can be accessed here.


Available Courses

E-commerce – under construction

This course aims to develop e-commerce skills among global SMEs. The course places an emphasis on the BRICS nations. The information presented in this product includes an overview of e-commerce concepts, step-by-step guidance on popular BRICS e-commerce platforms, e-commerce regulations and novel digital payment modalities. The course is still under development and will made available on this website as soon as it ready.

Leather Manufacturing Technologies

The objective of this course is that you gain understanding in clean and sustainable leather manufacture. This course consists of a course entry phase and five modules.




This eLearning course explains the dangers of hydrogen sulphide gas in tanneries and the safety measures to deal with these dangers. It is entirely a self-study course. You will find an eLearning modul with all relevant information. After reading the modul you can take the test to complete the course on hydrogen sulphide gas.


Footwear Design and Pattern Engineering

2016-05-05 12_06_36-M1_Anatomy_Human_FootThe objective of this course is that you gain theoretical knowledge and develop practical skills required for designing and especially preparing (constructing and cutting) working pattern for production of various styles of footwear. It has been developed with the DIT Mwanza Campus.

The course is for pre-registered participants only.


EQuIP: Enhancing the Quality of Industrial Policies

As part of the EQuIP project, key elements of the EQuIP Toolbox have been converted into an e-learning course to complement hands-on training courses and to facilitate the mastering of EQuIP methodologies. The e-Learning course explains the background and the relevancy of the toolkit and provides information about the relation between the tools and key statistical data. Through different modules, it offers a step-by-step presentation of the different tools and their diagnostic methodologies. In addition, sample applications of selected tools (accessing important databases, compilation of key indicators) serve as a demonstration.

The course is open for self registration and can be accessed here: EQuIP E-Learning Course

UNIDO-KIT: Diagnostics for Industrial Value Chain Development
eicon_valuechainsThis course offers a tool for diagnosing industrial value chains. It provides guidance on defining the elements necessary for the development and upgrading of entire value chains, not just parts of them. The focus is on industrial value chains, meaning those that engage in the processing and transformation of primary products into consumable goods and thereby generate value added. Unlike conventional value chain analysis, this tool places particular emphasis on the processing and manufacturing segment with its downstream (market) and upstream (supplies) relationships. The toolkit can be accessed here.

The course is open for self registration and can be accessed here: Value Chain Diagnostics


UNIDO Capacity Building Programme on Renewable Energy

2015-02-23 16_28_55-Home_ Observatory for Renewable EnergyThis advanced training programme, has been developed in the framework of the regional project ¨Observatory for Renewable Energy in Latin America and Caribbean¨, devoted to promote capacity building and knowledge exchange in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency in order to boost investments in this area.

The training programme is focused on energy access and provides professionals and policy makers with deep and up to date knowledge on the technologies that can contribute to face this challenge. Thus, it tackles the following topics organized in seven e-learning modules:

  1. Energy and climate change
  2. Thermo-solar energy
  3. Photovoltaic systems
  4. Small hydro
  5. Biogas Agro waste biogas
  6. Wind energy
  7. Energy Efficiency in Buildings

The modules combine theoretical knowledge with practical exercises related to existing applications. All e-learning modules, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese, are composed by different training tools such as guides, videos, interactive slides and practical tests.

The users will receive a digital certificate issued by UNIDO and the developers, once exceeded the corresponding Knowledge assessments. The modules can be accessed here.

 Other Courses

UNIDO: Green Industry – Pathways Towards the Industry of the Future
greenindustry_elearnThis online course is part of the Green Industry summer course organized together with the Central European University (CEU), Budapest. It gives participants an inititial oversight into the main theoretical approaches in the area of Green Industry and allows them to interact with each other in a facilitated environment. The modules offer mandatory and optional reading materials, web-resources and multimedia content and are accompanied by discussion-forums. For a successful completion of the online course students have to hand in a case study and pass an online test. The course is hosted on the e-learning platform of CEU.


UNIDO: Trade Capacity Building in Central Asia
tcb_iconThis online course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the diverse issues pertaining to the essence of trade related capacities in promoting sustainable economic development in Central Asia. The course is being conducted entirely in Russian.


UNIDO-KEMCO: Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Capacity Building
eicon_KEMKOThis course provides an update on the latest discussions in the sustainable energy and climate change policy arena, and elaborates on how East Africa can best position itself in on-going and future debates. Best practices in renewable energy and energy efficiency are being presented and the replication potential for East Africa highlighted.