The FAO elearning Academy provides learning opportunities and multilingual e-learning courses for professionals working in food and nutrition security, social and economic development and sustainable management of natural resources, with the overall goal of strengthening capacity of member countries to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The FAO elearning Academy offers free access to content on a variety of topics of global interest, which is available in a range of formats, including e-learning courses for self-paced learning, blended learning programmes, massive open online courses (MOOCs), technical webinars, online tutored courses, mobile learning, face to face training workshops, as well as University Master’s Degree programmes and post graduate degrees.
All the learning resources are offered free of charge as a global public good, directly supporting all the SDGs, and in particular SDG 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
The overall goal of the FAO elearning Academy is to contribute to the sustainable economic and social advancement of member countries. To do this, it focuses on transfer of competencies, development of expertise and promoting innovation, to strengthen human resources and institutions .
The FAO elearning Academy capacity development initiatives and e-learning courses promote sustainability, by ensuring that new competencies are embedded in local institutions, and tailored to country-specific needs, whilst enabling and empowering member countries to be better equipped to face the global challenges, humanity is confronted with.