Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018, 16:22
The IPPC Secretariat has been working together with UN Environment within the UN Environment Multilateral Environment Agreements Knowledge Management Initiative for the last several months on a variety of issues. This successful collaboration between both organizations resulted in developing an e-learning course Introduction to the International Plant Protection Convention. UN Environment provided free technical assistance and support to develop the course.
The course is available on the InforMEA e-learning platform. InforMEA harvests and displays a series of data obtained from different Multilateral Environmental Agreements including introductory courses. This newly created two-hour course introduces a learner to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).
Upon successful completion of the course, participants receive a certificate from UN Environment. The course is comprised of four lessons; each lesson includes an interactive module, additional materials and a pdf hand-out. The core content of these lessons is complemented with videos, publications and other web resources. Participants can also interact with other students and share stories in the chat rooms and forums.
The course was created for learners without any prior knowledge of the IPPC, such as new employees of NPPOs, governmental officials, scientists, journalists, etc. and can be useful in preparations to the International Year of Plant Health 2020.
The IPPC e-learning course can be found at the InforMEA website: e-learning.informea.org under the Biological Diversity related group of courses.