Making use of cutting-edge training tools, the Secretariat is hosting web-based seminars "webinars" on various issues to assist Parties and others in implementing the Convention.
What are webinars?
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 POPs webinars. As of 31 December 2011, more than 370 government officials, representatives from NGOs, the private and regional centres have participated to a total of 40 webinar sessions conducted on 22 different themes.
Through its programme of webinars, the Secretariat aims at supplemented its programme of face-to-face meetings and allows for more regular and direct support to Parties in addressing their challenges when implementing the Convention.
More on target audience and format
- A computer with an Internet connection,
- A working microphone and speaker (i.e. headset) as webinars will be using Voice on IP only,
- 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).