Welcome to UNOCT’s Connect & Learn platform. This is an innovative virtual environment designed to consolidate the Office’s expertise, advocacy, and programmatic activities into one far-reaching and easily accessible online portal. The Connect & Learn platform has two main functions. First, an eLearning platform that offers capacity building to relevant stakeholders through modules and training courses tailored specifically to programmatic activities. Second, Community of Practice forums that provides an interactive platform to facilitate the sharing of best practices, lessons learned, and resources among relevant stakeholders on niche, developing topics. The platform is designed to continuously be refreshed with new courses, new beneficiaries, and new resources to support Member States and beyond in fulfilling the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy.
Disclaimer: Please note, content incorporated into the Connect & Learn platform is currently undergoing review, with revisions and updates pending. The Office welcomes all feedback and suggestions which will be reviewed and considered in due process.
Strategic communication can help organisations, governments, non-profits and corporations meet their goals or mission.
During a crisis, strategic communication can meet two purposes. It can, at its basic level, get citizens to safety, calm panic and deliver vital information. When used strategically, it can also bring communities together, and in the case of terrorism, counter the fear and division which violent extremists aim to achieve.
This introductory module 1 aims to provide an overview of:
- What crisis communication is and its objectives
- Difference between a crisis and an issue
- Role of social media in a crisis
- Elements of crisis communication
This course has the overall objective of raising the awareness of cyber-threats posed by terrorist actors and to enhance knowledge on potential solutions to increase the security of critical infrastructure IT systems and to mitigate the effects of cyber-attacks. The training modules of the course aims to deliver support to Member States in the prevention, mitigation, and investigation of cyber-attacks by terrorist against critical infrastructure. The course consists of 3 training modules.
Intended audience: CSIRT, CERTs, responders, law enforcement and counter-terrorism agencies, policy-makers, and owners of critical infrastructure, implement critical infrastructure protection, respond to and mitigate the impact of malicious cyber acts against ICT, and investigate associated terrorist actions