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E-Training on the Framework for Development of Environmental Statistics (FDES) in Africa

The e-training has been developed based on the Framework for the Development of Environment Statistics (FDES 2013) which has been endorsed by the 44th session (2013) of the United Nations Statistical Commission as the framework for strengthening environment statistics programmes in countries. The lecture materials have been developed and delivered by UNSD with management of the training by UNECA.   

Session Title Presentation WebEx 1 Q&A Quiz 2
Session 0 Opening session - - - -
Session 1 Overview of Environmental Statistics DA T10 (EN)
DA T10 (FR)
Presentation (EN)
Presentation (FR)
Recording (EN)
Recording (FR)
Q&A (EN)
Q&A (FR)
Quiz (EN)
Quiz (FR)
Solution (EN)
Solution (FR)
Session 2 Conceptual Foundation and Structure of the FDES; Linking the FDES and the SDGs Presentation (EN)
Presentation-SDG (EN)
Presentation (FR)
Presentation-ODD (FR)
Recording (EN)
Recording (FR)
Q&A (EN)
Q&A (FR)
Quiz (EN)
Quiz (FR) Solution (EN)
Solution (FR)
Session 3 FDES Component 1: Environmental Conditions and Quality Presentation (EN)
Presentation (FR)
Recording (EN)
Recording (FR)
Q&A (EN)
Q&A (FR)
Quiz (EN)
Quiz (FR) Solution (EN)
Solution (FR)
Session 4 FDES Component 2: Environmental Resources and their Use Presentation (EN)
Presentation (FR)
Recording (EN)
Recording (FR)
Q&A (EN)
Q&A (FR)
Quiz (EN)
Quiz (FR)
Solution (EN)
Solution (FR)
Session 5 FDES Component 3: Residuals Presentation (EN)
Presentation (FR)
Recording (EN)
Recording (FR)
Q&A (EN)
Q&A (FR)
Quiz (EN)
Quiz (FR)
Solution (EN)
Solution (FR)
Session 6 FDES Component 4: Extreme Events and Disasters; FDES Component 5: Human Settlements and Environmental Health Presentation 1 (EN)
Presentation 2 (EN)
Presentation 1(FR) Presentation 2(FR)
Recording (EN)
Recording (FR)
Q&A (EN) Quiz (EN)
Quiz (FR)
Solution (EN)
Solution (FR)
Session 7 FDES Component 6: Environnemental Protection, Management and Engagement; Manual on the Basic Set of Environment Statistics; The Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool Presentation (EN)
Presentation- ESSAT (EN)
Presentation (FR)
Presentation - OAESE (FR)
Recording (EN)
Recording (FR)
- Quiz (EN)
Quiz (FR)
Solution (EN)
Solution (FR)

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2. Question list will be posted before the WebEx session. Solution will be posted before the beginning of the next WebEx session.


Supporting documents
Concept Note (EN)
Note conceptuelle (FR)
FDES 2013
Basic Set of Environment Statistics (EN)
Ensemble de base des statistiques de l'environnement (FR)
Environment Statistics Self-Assessment Tool (ESSAT) (EN)
Outil d'Auto-Evaluation des Statistiques de l'Environnement (OAESE) (FR)
Manual on the Basic Set of Environment Statistics (EN)
Manuel sur l'Ensemble de base des statistiques de l'environnement (FR)
Environmentally-related censuses and surveys (EN)
Enquêtes et recensement liés à l'environnement (FR)
Environment statistics compendia according to the FDES 2013 (EN)
Annuaires de statistiques de l'environnement d'après le CDSE 2013 (FR)
WebEx Instruction (EN)
WebEx Instruction (FR)

Supplementing reading materials
Session 1 Wikle on Environmental Statistics: Challenges for the Future (EN)
Opportunities and Challenges for Environmental Statistics in Aruba (EN)
Session 2 Indicators for environmental sustainability (EN)
Mise au point d'indicateurs de développement durable (FR)
Session 4 & 5 Environmental indicators for the assessment of quality of life (EN)
Mise au point d'indicateurs de développement durable (FR)
Session 6 Assessing global exposure and vulnerability towards natural hazards: the Disaster Risk Index (EN)
Extrait de Cartographie du risque naturel dans le monde. Etude comparative entre une approche d’ordre social et une approche d’ordre économique de la vulnérabilité1 (FR)
Session 7 The Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) or The Intelligent Environmental Management System (EN)
De la conscience écologique aux pratiques (FR)