SME Trade Academy

    ITC’s e-learning platform offers 100+ free online courses in different languages, available to all.

    The SME Trade Academy provides a public learning platform with more than 100 free online courses on export development, sustainability, trade support, entrepreneurship, e-commerce, and market analysis.

    Our courses are aimed at micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), mostly in developing and least-developed countries.

    But others find our courses useful too: government agencies, policymakers, members of international organizations, trade and investment support institutions, and academia.

    Who we are

    The SME Trade Academy is part of ITC. Our mission is to digitalize all of ITC’s group trainings, both online and in-person. We don’t just put courses on a computer. We enhance them by applying digital learning technologies.

    We work in partnership with ITC project managers, business support organizations, academic institutions and development agencies to build and deliver learning solutions to ITC’s beneficiaries in developing environments.


    22 November 2022
    About the ITC SME Trade Academy

    What we do

    Online training: We build e-learning courses, entire curriculums, and virtual learning spaces for the communities that grow up around ITC projects. We also support ITC’s technical sections with virtual workshops that can reach beneficiaries remotely.

    In-person and instructor-led training: We provide solutions for both digital and digitally-supported workshops.

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    SME Trade Academy in Numbers


    Diploma-level education

    The SME Trade Academy offers one-year Certificate and Diploma Programmes in international trade to participants in selected countries in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Institute of Exports and International Trade (IOE&IT).

    The Academy also offers a one-year International Diploma in Supply Chain Management via a group of 30 network partners in Africa and Asia.

    ITC contact

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