The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) will launch a new comprehensive Data Analytics Programme in January 2023. The programme features two course options - UN Data Analytics Professional Certificate (UN DAPC) and the E-learning path on Data Analytics that are fully tailored to the UN context and suitable for all personnel who are keen to enhance their knowledge and skills to analyse, visualize, report and communicate data effectively.  

The programme offerings draw from UNSSC’s experience in designing and delivering a wide range of data-related courses in collaboration with key UN data stakeholders such as the Committee of the Chief Statisticians of the UN System.  

Developed through an analysis of current and evolving needs and demands of UN staff, the programme addresses core aspects of the UN Secretary General’s Data Strategy which identifies data and analytics as an essential and strategic asset for the UN system to advance its work like climate action, promoting gender equality, protecting human rights, advancing peace and security, accelerating UN reform for greater impact on the ground and more.  

It features a multidisciplinary curriculum that draws on insights from the social sciences, statistics and management and focuses on amongst other areas – data visualization and storytelling, fundamentals of descriptive analytics and predictive analytics. With tools and analytical methods to help participants interpret and communicate their findings effectively, the programme will be a valuable resource for all.  

Delivered through UNSSC’s online platform, both course options offer an interactive learning experience for participants who are interested in instructor led or self-pace learning options. The programme features different learning modalities which include thematic self-paced modules, combined with live webinar sessions that are delivered by seasoned UN practitioners and renowned data experts, as well as mentoring sessions to help guide the application of knowledge and skills through job-experiences related to the use of data.  

The Staff College has designed different options for organizations and individuals who want to leverage the programme to gain new insights.  

More details are available here. 

Interested participants can register here for the UN Data Analytics Professional Certificate (Spring Semester) and here for the E-learning Path on Data Analytics.