Webinars are online seminars or workshops. A key feature of a Webinar is its interactive elements - the ability to give, receive and discuss information.
Increased interactivity, while offering more tailored and direct support
Willing to strengthen its direct support to Parties, the Secretariat launched in February 2011 its programme of webinars. Between this date and March 2013, 1144 participants who were government officials, representatives from NGOs, the private sector and regional centres participated in 125 webinar sessions conducted on more than 40 different themes of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions. Participants in the webinar sessions were balanced in gender: 50% women, 50% men.
Through its programme of webinars, the Secretariat aims at supplementing its programme of face-to-face training activities to allow for a more regular and direct support to Parties in addressing their challenges in the implementation of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions.
More on target audience and format
- A computer with an Internet connection,
- A headset (preferable) or a working microphone and speaker or a phone as webinars will be offering the choice of connecting via internet with Voice on IP or by phone,
- The recommended browser with the Windows operating system is: Internet Explorer 8. Other versions of Internet Explorer (6, 7) or other browsers like Firefox (3.x, 4.0b) or Chrome (5, 6, 7) can also be used,
- A webcam (optional).