Capacity Building

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

MOOCs are a recent phenomenon in the world of distance learning with unlimited participation and open access via the web.  As breaking down the barriers of distance and utilising ICTs is a key consideration of the SGBN, MOOCs are an ideal way to access online courses in all manner of topics including technology, business startups, marketing, raising capital, financial analysis and much more.  The majority of courses are free of charge and taught by experts and professors from leading universities. The following organisations provide courses on a range of topics that may be of interest to SIDS private sector including business development, entrepreneurship, management and marketing.

Stanford University
United Nations Institute for Training and Research

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