The Next Generation
The Capacity Development Initiative (CDI) is a key element of the Preparatory Commission’s training and education activities focused on building and maintaining the necessary capacity in the technical, scientific, legal and political aspects of the Treaty and its verification regime.
By offering specialized training courses and utilizing online learning and new media, the Commission is expanding the pool of expertise beyond the traditional stakeholders and increasing active engagement on the critical issues underpinning the Treaty. Moreover, CDI training courses and e-learning activities provide enhanced opportunities for the wider community to participate in strengthening and effectively implementing the Treaty and its multilaterally established verification regime.
In this way, CDI aims to increase awareness and stimulate understanding of the Treaty in order to promote its entry into force and universalization.
A core element of CDI is a robust and interactive e-learning platform, accessible to all registered participants at any time, that features issue specific modules, quizzes and other Treaty-related resources. All CDI course lectures are live streamed and archived for online viewing. In addition, the platform provides participants from around the world with a multitude of opportunities for interaction.
CTBTO on iTunes U (University)
The CTBTO has taken the next step in connecting with the public online and promoting open education by launching a brand new iTunes U page. The page allows iTunes users (supports Windows and Mac, as well as iOS mobile devices) to browse and download free video, audio and PDF files of briefings, lectures and presentations by CTBTO staff and leading experts on the policy, legal, technical and scientific aspects of the CTBT and its verification technologies.
Statements and Articles
Highlight on the Advanced Science Course on the CTBT Verification Technologies (ctbto.org)
Statement by HE Michael Spindelegger, Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of Austria (Delivered to 2011 Advanced Science Course Participants)
Statement by HE Werner Druml, Ambassador, Head of the Department of International Conferences and International Organizations in Vienna, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria (Delivered to 2011 Advanced Science Course Participants)
Statement by HE Nils Daag, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Sweden to the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO (Delivered to 2011 Advanced Science Course Participants)
"Indonesia's CTBT Step" by Yogesh Joshi (2011 Advanced Science Course participant)
The CTBT Diplomacy and Public Policy Course entitled “Proven Treaty, Political Challenge: The CTBT and Multistakeholder Security”, will be held from 15 to 19 July 2013. Registration for both in Vienna and online participation is now available.
For information regarding previous CTBT courses, please refer to the past course highlights page.
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Financial Support for CDI
The CTBTO would like to highlight the generous contributions provided by Austria and Norway toward the Capacity Development Initiative, and in particular the Advanced Science Course on the CTBT verification technologies. Without such substantial contributions, these initiatives would not be possible. Through their generous contributions, Austria and Norway demonstrate a shared vision with the CTBTO to train and educate the next generation of experts on the CTBT.
Listen to what course participants at the Intensive Policy Course (16 - 20 July), "Multilateral Verification, Collective Security: The Contribution of the CTBT", had to say about their experience.
Click the image below to view image galleries from past CDI courses including the Introductory Course, Advanced Science Course and CTBT Intensive Policy Course.