Mongolia: building skills of agriculture and SME officers through e-learning

Mongolia: building skills of agriculture and SME officers through e-learning

ULAANBAATAR, 20 April 2020 - In spite of the COVID-19 lockdown and the need for physical distancing, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is continuing to work and carry out its mission to help member states achieve inclusive and sustainable industrial development. In the case of the training components of capacity-building projects, in order to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 infection rates, UNIDO is working with beneficiaries to make use of e-learning tools and online training webinars.

One example is the UNIDO project to support employment creation in Mongolia. Within the framework of this project, which is funded by the European Union and implemented in cooperation with Mongolia’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry, UNIDO is conducting a series of webinars for over 350 participants in all 21 of the country’s provinces from 15-30 April 2020. The participants are local government officers for agriculture and small and medium enterprises, representatives of private enterprises and cooperatives, and herders. The webinars aim to introduce UNIDO’s e-learning courses, which can be taught or learned anytime, anywhere, to the light industry sector. Courses include, “How to Deal with Hydrogen Sulphide Gas”, “First Aid in the Workplace”, “Footwear Pattern Engineering” and “Sustainable Leather Manufacturing”. As a result of the webinars, the participants will be able to enrol in the online courses themselves and further train target users locally. New participants may register here until 24 April.

In addition, the project is running a two-week online course on “Tutoring in e-learning” for 60 participants from training partners. The tutor-supported course, run jointly with a Mongolian e-knowledge NGO, aims to prepare online tutors.

Please find the platform to enrol in the online courses at UNIDO

Please find the platform to enrol in the Footwear Pattern Engineering (FPE) course

E-brochures of the courses:

This course aims to provide knowledge on how to deal with hydrogen sulphide gas and occupational health and safety procedures. Target users are shop floor workers, engineers and managers of leather processing companies/tanneries and effluent treatment plants.

This is an instructor-supported blended course with both online and on-the-job 16 modules. The learners will obtain theoretical and practical knowledge and skills on developing patterns of various designs for footwear manufacturing.

This 8-module blended course aims to provide knowledge and skills on how to provide first aid at the workplace. It has leather and footwear manufacturing cases and examples. The topics cover the first aid kit, dealing with heart attacks, burns, accidents involving chemicals, contusions, eye injuries, severe bleeding and electrical accidents.

  • Sustainable Leather Manufacturing (the brochure is under development)

This 5-module blended course aims to train leather processing/tannery workers, managers and students to obtain knowledge about how to manufacture leather in a more sustainable and clean way. Two modules are targeted at herders/raw material suppliers, abattoir workers and managers to teach them  how to prepare and preserve better quality raw hides and skins.

Nine training videos on improving quality of hides and skins are available here.

Periodic updates of the SECiM/UNIDO project can be found here

For more information:

UNIDO’s “Support for Employment Creation in Mongolia (SECiMC2) project