Assisting developing countries
The organization undertakes specific efforts to support developing countries’ participation in the CTBTO’s work. Workshops, seminars and other training activities at the national and international level have been held to respond to the needs of developing countries. Participants are familiarized with the objectives of the Treaty, its significance and its contributions to national capacity building. They also learn about the Treaty’s implementation at the national level and the potential civil and scientific uses of verification data and technologies.
Specific efforts are made to support developing
countries’ participation in the CTBTO’s work.
One such training program is the e-learning project. This project will provide electronic, interactive access to training courses and technical workshops in all Member States. Authorized users will engage in computer-based training and self-study through a secure web site. A number of online training modules will be developed together with on-line training packages and lectures on a wide range of topics pertaining to the CTBT verification regime. The aim is to improve the capacity of Member States to fulfill their verification responsibilities under the CTBT and to enable them to participate fully in the work related to the Treaty as well as to civil and scientific applications. The project is funded partly through voluntary contributions by the European Union.