About us

Who we are:

The SME Trade Academy is part of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and provides learning solutions in support of the delivery of ITC’s trade related technical assistance projects. ITC is a UN development agency fully dedicated to supporting the internationalization of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

What we do:

For various projects, we provide effective solutions to address needs related to group trainings. For online solutions, the Academy supports projects by building e-learning courses as well as implementing virtual learning spaces and virtual workshops. For offline solutions, for in-person workshops, the academy provides solutions for digital and digitally supported workshops. We design and develop training curriculums, distance learning projects, and trainer of trainer programmes.

Synchronous only
Asynchronous only
Digitally supported workshops
Digital workshops
Training of trainers
Virtual workshops
Learner & Content Management System (LCMS)

- Register events, dates, place, time etc.

- Register participants and results

- Course materials

- Conent repository

- Certificate register

- Attendance register

- Course evaluations

- Course reports

We enhance ITC’s face-to-face training and advisory services by applying digital learning technologies. We work in partnership with ITC project managers, Business Support Organizations, private sector companies and content partners to deliver the courses and trainings in formats tailored for each specific target audience using different technologies.

Our public offering

The SME Trade Academy provides a public learning platform that offers over 100 free e-learning courses on Export Development, Sustainability, Trade Support, Entrepreneurship, E-commerce, and Market Analysis. Our target audience is mostly owners of small business across the world, but our trainings also reach other relevant participants, such as government agencies or policymakers, members of international organizations, Trade and Investment Support Institutions and Academia.

Diploma level education

Our Diploma Programme is a one-year level 3 & 4 Diploma in International Trade to selected countries in partnership with the Institute of Exports and International Trade (IOE&IT). Our one-year International Diploma in Supply Chain Management is offered via a group of 30 network partners in Africa and Asia.

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Our Partners