Virtual learning environment
The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations and acts as a global think tank. The mission of the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) is to carry out cutting edge research on risks and adaptation related to environmental hazards and global change. The institute’s research promotes policies and programmes to reduce these risks, while taking into account the interplay between environmental and societal factors.
Education and Capacity Building
Capacity building is one of the core activities carried out by UNU-EHS. There are three main avenues for delivering capacity building: through academic activities, training programmes, and project-based activities to develop capacities of institutions. The UNU-EHS E-Campus is a virtual learning environment offering online training and education to staff, students, and project partners of UNU.