2014 DEVELOPMENT COURSES ON OFFER

CAT 101 Certificate Course in Conflict Management Course

Course Overview
Every person faces conflict. There are positive and negative outcomes to conflict. What makes conflict negative or positive is the way in which it is handled. Conflict is an inevitable and necessary feature of domestic and international relations. The challenge facing governments and other groups all over the world is not the elimination of conflict, but rather, how to effectively address conflict when it arises. Conflict can be managed negatively through avoidance at one extreme and the use or threat of force at the other. Alternatively, conflict can be managed positively through negotiation, joint problem-solving and consensus-building. These options help build and sustain constructive bilateral and multi-lateral relations.

Course Objectives

  • Define conflict.
  • Identify assumptions of conflict.
  • Recognize the five styles of conflict resolution and the benefits and pitfalls of each style.
  • Demonstrate the important role Communication plays in conflict prevention and management
  • Understand the principles of negotiation, mediation, and advocacy
  • Select and apply negotiation, mediation, and advocacy skills in a variety of social work contexts,
  • Discuss the effect that power has on conflict resolution.
  • Implement a strategy for continuous conflict management.

    DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
    DATES: Two Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
    PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
    REGIONS TARGETED: Global
    COURSE FEE: $500
    ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute
    LANGUAGE: English only
    FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
    GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com

CAT 102 CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PROPOSAL WRITING AND FUNDRAISING

Course Overview
One of the key reasons that there is no meaningful development in the third world especially in Africa is the lack of capacity by beneficiaries to implement sustainable programmes. Statistics have shown that many programs and initiatives being pursued by a majority of Development Organizations are not sustainable and die out within the initial stages of implementation due to lack of adequate funding and human resources to effectively realize the intended goals and sustain the programmes. The situation is compounded further with majority of these development organizations depending only one donor or none at all, while a few others have numerous donors willing to partner with them through funding their various development programs. The biggest challenge facing most of these organizations is lack of adequate appropriate in-house capacity to attract the right donors to the organization. With the right skills and capacity, there are thousands of donors for available to fund your projects out there. However many organizations, unfortunately, are still grappling with key fundamentals issues such as; where are the donors? What projects get funding? What the current donor priorities are? And how to approach donors for funding. The Proposal Writing & Fund raising online and distance learning training program is professionally designed to address these pertinent issues in a global perspective. This training will equip you and your organization with up to date information on: modern trends in Proposal Writing & Fund Raising Identification of donor priorities, reasons why some of your project proposals don't get funded, maximizing the possibilities of the internet in accessing more resources for your projects. Participants in this course will also get a copy of a donor directory and therefore create endless possibilities for Proposal Writing & Fund Raising for their organizations.

Course Objectives

  • Fundraising tips and Project Background
  • Writing an Organizational Background
  • Project Planning and Design and Writing a problem Statement
  • Formulating a goal and Smart Objectives
  • Developing Activities and Work plan
  • Writing about Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Risks and Assumptions, Expected Outcomes and Impact
  • Developing a Log Frame
  • Developing a Project Budget
  • Online Fundraising Tips
  • Developing a Fund Raising Strategy for your Organization

    DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
    DATES: Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
    PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
    REGIONS TARGETED: Global
    COURSE FEE: $500
    LANGUAGE: English only
    FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
    GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com

CAT 103 CERTIFICATE COURSE IN MONITORING & EVALUATION

Overall Course Objective:
To Increase your project monitoring and evaluation skills for effective and successful project implementation while expanding your career opportunities.

General Course Outcome:

This online and distance learning certificate -level course from Capacity Africa Institute is a comprehensive review of Monitoring and Evaluation as an important ingredient for effective project implementation .The monitoring and evaluation course will introduce learners to tools and techniques to measure and report project/programme results to your stakeholders, including donors, funders, supervisors or the general public. At the end of the course, participants will become familiar with the components of an effective monitoring and evaluation plan, and methods and tools to conduct data collection, statistical analysis and reporting. The course will enable you to prepare the ground for undertaking monitoring and evaluation and analysing the results. Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation will also help participants understand the key components for effective M&E in order to improve management performance and evidenced based decision making.


    DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 4 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
    DATES: Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
    PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
    REGIONS TARGETED: Global
    COURSE FEE: $500
    LANGUAGE: English only
    FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
    GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com

CAT 104 CERTIFICATE COURSE IN STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT

Course Overview
A Chinese proverb states that if you are planning for one year, grow rice. If you are planning for 20 years, grow trees. If you are planning for centuries, grow Men /Women. This course focuses on how organizations undertake strategic planning and its importance in a fast changing world. Learners will understand why it is important to develop a strategic vision and mission, establish objectives and decide on a strategy. Strategy and strategic plans map out where the organization is headed, its short- and long-range performance targets, and the internal management action required to achieve targeted results. Learners will discover how important it is for an organization to understand what is happening in their external environment and how the environment is changing. This will then enable learners to review organizations existing plans. Having explored the where they are ,they will understand how to develop strategic options using modeling tools and then develop a strategic plan, giving due consideration to the core values, vision and mission of the organization. Learners will then look at planning and budgeting, the implementation of a strategic plan and the creation of monitoring and evaluation systems to measure progress during the implementation. The Course will provide the most practical strategic planning training for managers who require a quick, simple and logical approach to create a strategic plan for their organization.

Course Objective
This course provides the learner with an understanding of how to review current organizational management strategies and the skills to develop and implement a strategy plan in a development organizations context.

Learning Outcomes
To achieve this course a learner will:

  • Understand what Strategic Planning stands for
  • Understand the external environment affecting an organization
  • Be able to review existing plans and strategies of an organization
  • Be able to develop options for strategic planning for an organization
  • Be able to construct a strategy plan for any organization
  • Be able to examine factors affecting the implementation of an organizational strategy plan
  • Be able to plan and evaluate for the implementation of a strategy plan.

    DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
    DATES: Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
    PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
    REGIONS TARGETED: Global
    COURSE FEE: $500
    LANGUAGE: English only
    FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
    GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com

CAT 105 Certificate Course in Procurement and Supply Chain Management





    DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
    DATES: Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
    PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
    REGIONS TARGETED: Global
    COURSE FEE: $500
    LANGUAGE: English only
    FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
    GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com

CAT 106 Certificate Course in Accounting and Book Keeping

Overall Course Overview:
In running an enterprise, everyday decisions are made. All these decisions made have a financial effect either positively/favorably or negatively/adversely. Accounting and book keeping are at the core of ensuring that this information is captured systematically at source and recorded. To effectively do this, the personnel required to the same must be equipped with the correct knowledge and skills to ensure that all the information captured is as per generally accepted accounting standards, required accounting standards and as per the local regulatory environment.

 Course Objectives
Any conventional accounting student who goes through this course must bat the end of the study be able  to correctly interpret financial information, correctly classify it and know which accounts they affect. They should also visualize the effects of all these accounting entries to the overall financial statement.
In addition, they should understand how to operate the double entry concept of accounting and how this assists to ensure that transactions are correctly classified and well shown in the financial statements.

Course Outline:

  1. Conceptual framework of accounting.
  2. Accounting as an information system.
  3. Users of financial information.
  4. Recording financial information and Double entry treatment of transactions.
  5. Preparation of Financial statements
  6. Ethics in reporting financial information.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $450
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com

CAT 107 Certificate Course in Finance Management

Overall Course Overview:
This is an interdisciplinary training course that places particular focus on Financial management, related jargons and knowledge in understanding financial management information and interpreting financial statements and ratios for decision making..

 Course Objectives
Financial information and is interpretation is important in all aspects of our lives. All users of financial information, from students, financial advisors, investors, management, regulators and parties interested in the progress of an enterprise are keen to know how it performs over time and its financial position at any given time.
The course is structured to ensure that this is well understood.

At the same time, investment decisions are made in light of available financial information. Underneath all these information, it is crucial that one is able to make sense of presented information and in one way or another, analyze to understand if there is any important information that may have been left out either by omission or commission.

Course Outline:

  1. What is finance Vs Accounting.
  2. Understanding Financial; information and jargon
  3. Key Financial Ratios
  4. Presentation of and Managing financial performance
  5. Cash flow Management.
  6. Financial Reporting and Financial standards.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com



CAT 108 Certificate Course in Project Management

Overall Course Objective: To Increase your project planning and management skills for effective and successful project implementation while expanding your career opportunities.

This online and distance learning certificate -level course from Capacity Africa Institute is a comprehensive review of project planning and project management. Project management involves the planning, organizing, securing and managing of resources to achieve the successful completion of specific project goal and objectives. This course covers project management methodology, tool sets and documentation, including analysis, planning, design, monitoring and evaluation. The course also includes a project management case study. Qualifications in Project Management are in great demand internationally and this certificate course will greatly enhance your career prospects.

What is  Project Management?
Concepts in Project Planning and Management

  • Overview of Project Initiation, Planning, Implementation, Control and Close
  • Scheduling and planning to ensure targets are accomplished timely.
  • Managing the effective implementation and completion of projects despite budgetary constraints
  • Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation as a component of project planning and implementation process.
  • Project Budgeting
  • Work plan Development
  • The logical framework  and Project Cycle Management approaches
  • Designing a Project Goal
  • Outcomes/ Output/Activities
  • Indicators
  • Evidence and Risk analysis
  • Assumption/Pre-conditions/ Risks
  • Reporting
  • Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com


CAT 109 Certificate Course in Leadership and Management

Course Overview
The Certificate of Leadership  and Management is an advanced online course for individuals wanting to strengthen their management and leadership capabilities and improve their career prospects.
This online management and leadership course is designed for individuals who have had little or no formal management training: employees with management aspirations; those moving into a role with management responsibilities; and managers at all levels who want to strengthen their management knowledge and skills. The aim of this course is to help you to develop your management and leadership capabilities at work. Many management ideas and practices are presented and you will learn to recognize when and how to apply them.

Course Content

  • Effective management
  • Self-management
  • Staff development
  • Group dynamics
  • Leadership fundamentals
  • Leadership theories
  • Leadership skills
  • Conflict management
  • Management communication
  • Organizational behavior
  • Motivation
  • Management planning
  • Management techniques
  • Lifelong learning
  • Personal vision and values
  • Mental models
  • Shared vision
  • Systems thinking
  • Understanding leadership
  • Managing performance
  • Trust and performance
  • Managing change
  • Time Management
  • Influencing strategies
  • Managing relationships
  • Coaching and conflict
  • Stress management
  • Systematic problem solving
  • Strategic planning
  • Effective delegation
  • Effective feedback
  • Body language
  • Managing meetings
  • Presenting for success
  • Personal development

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com


CAT 110 Certificate Course in Human Resource Management

Course Overview
The Certificate of Human Resource Management is an online professional development course that aims to provide you with the essential foundation knowledge, skills and competencies required to perform effectively in a human resource management team. This online foundation course will give participants essential tools for kick starting their career in HR. It is also a great way for existing HR professionals to expand their knowledge.
The Certificate of Human Resource Management will introduce you to the field of human resource management - and its growing importance to the success of the organisation's overall performance and success. The course introduces students to the theories, ideas, controversies and challenges involved in managing human resources in contemporary work organizations. The course also focuses on the link between an organization’s overall business strategies and an organization’s` HR strategies, policies and practices.

Course Content

  • Introduction to human resource management
  • HR roles and activities
  • HRM challenges
  • HRM and globalization
  • HRM and innovation
  • HRM and sustainability
  • Challenge of attracting and retaining staff
  • HRM and competitive advantage
  • Strategic management
  • Strategic HRM
  • High performing work systems
  • Anti-discrimination laws
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • Affirmative action
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Ethics and HRM
  • Employee relations
  • Industrial relations
  • Diversity management
  • Work-life balance
  • Human resource planning
  • Forecasting
  • Strategic planning
  • Human resource information systems (HRIS)
  • Work and job analysis and design
  • Organizational structure
  • Motivation theories
  • Talent management
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Recruitment and the law
  • Employee turnover and retention
  • Employee engagement
  • Strategic talent development
  • Training and development
  • Organizational learning
  • Employee development, training and careers
  • Career management
  • Succession planning
  • Performance management
  • Employee exit
  • Reward management
  • Motivation and reward theories
  • Pay for performance
  • International human resource management
  • Evaluating human resource management

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com



 

CAT 111.Certificate Course in HIV/AIDS Management

Course Overview
 In the world today HIV/AIDS continues to be a major health and development challenge with the following alarming statistics.

  •  More than 34 million people now live with HIV/AIDS.
  • 3.3 million of them are under the age of 15.
  • In 2012, an estimated 2.5 million people were newly infected with HIV.
  • 330,000 were under the age of 15.
  • Every day nearly 7,000 people contract HIV—nearly 300 every hour.
  • In 2011, 1.7 million people died from AIDS.
  • 230,000 of them were under the age of 15.
  • Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 60 million people have contracted HIV and nearly 30 million have died of HIV-related causes.
  • More than two-thirds (69 percent) of all people living with HIV, 23.5 million, live in sub-Saharan Africa—including 91 percent of the world’s HIV-positive children.
  •  In 2011, an estimated 1.8 million people in the region became newly infected. An estimated 1.2 million adults and children died of AIDS, accounting for 71 percent of the world’s AIDS deaths in 2012.

The Center for Disease Control indicates that for every case of AIDS known, there are at least 10 people who are infected with HIV. The most recent estimate of HIV prevalence indicates that there are approximately 1 in 400 people in the world currently living with HIV, and 1 in 250 Americans are currently living with the HIV infection.
There is a need for concerted efforts to reduce the incidence and impact of HIV/AIDS among world populations. Capacity Building in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support continues to be an important in HIV/AIDS management.
 
Course Objectives
This course is intended for the reader to be able to achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand difference between HIV and AIDS.
  • Know the myths of HIV and AIDS.
  • Understand HIV and AIDS Statistics.
  • Learn three methods used for HIV Screening.
  • Understand Universal Precautions.
  • Understand How HIV is transmitted.
  • Understand Legal Right associated with HIV/ AIDS.
  • Understand Current treatment associated with HIV and AIDS.
  • Identify what are blood borne pathogens
  • How to respond to myths about HIV/ AIDS
  • The role of a peer education in HIV prevention
  • Effective Communication, including
  • Overcoming communication barriers
  • Attitudes and values people have about illness and sexuality
  • How to respond to myths and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS
  • Presenting clear information and getting feedback
  • Discussing Sexuality
  • Maintaining confidentiality
  • Establishing the climate of mutual respect and sympathy
  •  What puts peers at risk of HIV
  • Behavior Change Communication
  • The process of behavior change
  • Overcoming communication barriers in Peer Education 
  • Approaching a peer and beginning a dialogue
  • Active listening
  • Facts about HIV antibody testing
  • Preparing for a HIV test
  • Managing the outcome of the HIV test
  • How to motivate others
  • Personal Risk assessment techniques
  • Understanding social norms, peer pressure and behavior change process
  • Condom and sex related negotiation and refusal skills
  • Sexual decision making
  • Communication for safer sex and assertiveness
  • Condom and sex related negotiation and refusal skills
  •  The role of alcohol and drugs in HIV transmission
  • Peer Education and Counseling techniques including listening, confidentiality, rapport, referrals and record keeping
  • Living with HIV infection
  • Psychological, social and ethical issues in counseling peers about sexuality and HIV infection.
  • Empathy toward those infected with HIV
  •  Moral support and counseling families and individuals infected with HIV
  • How to address stigma and discrimination for those infected and affected

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com


CAT 112 Certificate Course in Disaster Management

Course Overview

Disaster management studies are recognized as a field that combines decades of proven record in responding to disasters by humanitarian actors and core principles of humanitarian action and draws on  theoretical perspectives and conceptual understanding from a variety of academic disciplines. The scope of the study of disasters has grown tremendously from the initial focus on natural hazards to now include a broad range of human-induced disasters, complex emergencies and crises. The emerging dynamics of economic globalization and competition for resources and resulting displacement, forced migration, conflict, and environmental refugees have added considerable complexity to the realm of disaster management.
This integrated programme defines humanitarian response within the framework of an understanding of development, with vulnerability and disaster risk reduction as an integral part of development. This online course recognizes the vulnerabilities faced by the poor and marginalized and the disproportionate impact of disasters endured by them in the developing world. In this course, the study of disaster risk reduction, disaster response and post-disaster recovery will be grounded in the values of justice, equity and social inclusion. This course addresses all stages of disaster management in a comprehensive and holistic manner; including (i) pre- disaster preparedness and mitigation, (ii) rescue and relief in the context of disaster and (iii) post disaster rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery.

Course Objectives

This Certificate Course in Disaster Management is designed to impart domain knowledge, capacities and skills to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of key concepts in disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response
  • Recognize issues, debates and challenges arising  the relationship between paradigm of development and disasters
  • Critically evaluate disaster risk reduction and humanitarian response policy and practice from multiple perspectives
  • Develop an understanding of standards of humanitarian response and practical relevance  in specific types of disasters and conflict situations
  • Critically understand the strengths and weaknesses of disaster management approaches, planning and programming in different countries, particularly their home country or the countries they work in, and
  • Respond to disaster risk reduction initiatives and disasters in an effective, humane and sustainable manner.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com


CAT 113 Certificate Course in Grants Management

Course Overview
The job of Grants Management involves a difficult balancing act; ensuring that project staffs have the latitude to accomplish something meaningful and at the same time every obligation of the funding source is met. Depending on the operating style of your organization, the complexity of the project and the nature of the funding source, effective grants Management depend on certain core principles.

These principles are valuable in helping to build trust with your donors and making the management process in your organization more orderly. The purpose of this course is to build the confidence and skills of those responsible for managing institutional donor grants and to meet donors’ financial terms & conditions when implementing programs. Effective grant management by project implementers can contribute to more funding for the organization.

Course Content
The content will cover: Overview of Grants Management Cycle: Developing proposal, Budgeting Types of costs, Grant Award Contract, Types & contents, Group Exercise, Award Review, Fundraising Tips, Implementation, Compliance, Eligible and ineligible costs, Cost Share/ Matching costs,
Procurement Procedures, Grant Tracking Tools, : Costs eligibility, Programme evaluation, Amendment time, costs, activities, partner, Grant Reporting, Financial Documentation and Reporting, Exercise: Documentation, Internal Controls; Audit,  Narrative Reporting, Partnerships & consortia
management, Donor Compliance, Personnel & Staff Issues (ethics) : Contracts, Time sheets, Travel & Per diem: Itinerary, assigning, Assets & Inventory Management, Co-Financing & Multi- Donor Funding, Indirect Costs & Contingencies, Close Out Procedures & the Final Tranche.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week

DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com


CAT 114 Certificate Course in Data Analysis

 Course Overview
This course is intended for developmental staff interested in learning the most effective data analysis methods to solve problems and achieve insight. This course will focus on how to plan, carry out, and communicate analyses of real data sets.
This course introduces statistical techniques such as summarizing and presenting data, estimation, probabilities and probability distributions, confidence intervals, correlation and regression models and hypothesis testing. This course places special emphases on the understanding of key concepts and statistical thinking, calculations and interpretation of results.

COURSE MODULES

  • Pre-requisite
  • Research/Evaluation Design
  • Data Collection Methods
  • Introduction to SPSS
  • Beginner
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Types of Data
  • Data Measurements
  • Descriptive Statistics
    • Proportions, Rates, Ratio’s, Percentages
    • Central Location,
    • Dispersion,
    • Shape of Distribution
  • Display of data
    • frequency tables,
    • charts and
    • graphs
  • Intermediate
  • Introduction to probability
  • Hypothesis Testing 1: Significance Testing (P-value) and Point Estimates (CI)
  • Sampling and Sampling errors
  • Probability Distribution (Binomial/Poisson)
  • Cross-tabulation and Correlation
  • Advance
  • Hypothesis Testing 2: Simple Regression
  • Hypothesis testing for Multiple regression model
  • Survival analysis
    • Life tables
    • Kaplan-Meier
    • Cox Regression
  • Communication results
  • Critical Issues to note on data analysis during report writing
  • Policy Implications

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com


CAT 115 Certificate Course in Micro-Enterprise Management

Overall Course Description:
This course highlights important basic concepts about micro-enterprise development and management, the place of micro-enterprise development within the broader development framework and the role of project officers in micro-enterprise development. It also focuses on preparation of good business plans and assessment/evaluation of micro-enterprise projects within the context of both business viability as well as the project spirit of self-reliance (project sustainability).

Course Objectives:
The general objectives of the training are for students to have acquired the knowledge and skills on:

  • The role of micro-enterprise in socio-economic development
  • Micro-enterprise planning and assessment
  • Micro-enterprise management
  • Fund utilization and management at group and project level

Course Outline:

  • Concept Building and Role Identification
  • Micro-enterprise Planning and Assessment
  • Micro-enterprise Management
  • Fund Utilization and Management
  • Action Planning and Evaluation

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com



CAT 116 Certificate Course in International Development

Overall Course Overview:
This is an interdisciplinary training course that places particular focus on socio-economic development issues of concern to the developing African countries such as poverty, conflicts, governance, human rights, climate change and global inequality.

 Specific Course Objectives
This course accords students an opportunity to examine development processes, interventions, theories, policies and government structures in the global arena. It is expected that the student, after having completed the course, will be able to better understand a number of salient issues in the developing world. The student is expected to be able to apply concepts learned in class to the analysis of important issues in development studies.
The course is structured around some key questions including:
• What does “development” mean and does it mean different things to different peoples and cultures?
• How has the historical experience of development influenced theories of development?
• What is the role of the state in development? Has this changed over time and why?
• What role do international development organizations play in development?
• Why are non-governmental organizations (NGOs) increasingly important development actors? What are the limits on the NGO role in development?
• How and why does being a woman change your life-chances and roles in the
developing world?
• How and why does being an indigenous person change your life-chances and roles
in the developing world?
• Is foreign aid effective?
• What is sustainable development and how can it be achieved?
Furthermore, it is hoped that the student will reflect on ethical issues behind his or her personal commitment to development studies, and indeed, the endeavor of “development” itself. Why do we commit ourselves to practicing economic development? What right do we have to impose development on the Third World? Do these “others” even want to be “developed”?  Is it even possible to practice development in a way that is respectful of local knowledge, cultures and diverse individual aspirations.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com



 

CAT 117 Certificate Course in Water and Sanitation

 Course Overview:
This basic course outlines the evidence base for WASH as a major contributor to health and wider community development. It outlines the key interventions to be implemented, the relative effectiveness of each component on the disease burden, the practicalities of delivery (i.e. achieving good hygiene behaviors’) indicators of performance and methods for measuring impact.
The course provides an understanding of WASH in the context of wider public health challenges and illustrates the practical interventions necessary to deliver on health and wider development/emergency needs.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this course, a student assessed as competent against this qualification will be able to:

  • Understand public health and appreciate the current and future disease burden in developing countries
  • Correlate WASH and Environmental Health with Public Health (including nutrition) in the context of community development
  • Understand the practicalities around community water supply, waste management (including drainage), and related environmental health  issues for effective community hygiene promotion
  • Examine indicators of performance in WASH and wider environmental health

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Public Health Definitions and Concepts
  2. Global Disease Burden: A Review of Key Health Determinants – The Case of Developing Countries.
  3. Assessing Public Health Priorities in Emergency and Development Settings
  4. Effectiveness of WASH Interventions: The Evidence Base
  5. Direct Water Supply Interventions
  • Types of Water Sources
  • Water Source Protection
  • Determining Water Quantity, Quality and Accessibility
  • Rural and Urban Communities Sanitation Management
  • Types of Wastes
  • Waste Management
  1. Effective Community Hygiene
  • Understanding Social Behaviour Change
  • Key Community Hygiene Behaviors
  •  Sustainable Community Health/Hygiene: Mechanisms for Delivery and Measurement
  1. Typical WASH Aspects:
  • Vector Control (Mosquitoes and other Flies)
  • Housing and Settlement Planning
  •  Controlling Indoor Air Pollution.
  1. WASH Performance and Impact Measurement.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com



CAT 118 Certificate Course in Gender and Development

Overall Course Overview:
Whenever we talk of development, it is generally assumed that societies’ quest for material advancement or improvement in so far as population growth, technology acquisition, health betterment, educational progression and economic achievement takes a straight line.
Looked at in this way, the phrase “gender and development” therefore wrongly presupposes that participation of some members of the society in the society’s development project is “upon invitation” that is, either by selection or election.
In this short course, however, gender is used as a focus of analyzing and examining the historical processes that perpetuate inhibitive connotations about gender and work that is how the measures and processes of development (work) are gendered and the local or international existence of policies and institutions championing gender justice among men and women.

Course Objectives:
By the end of this short course, participants should be;

  • Familiar with key analytic gender and development debates.
  • Able to relate these debates to development theory, policy and practice at local, national and international levels.
  • Able to comprehend and manipulate complex analytical gender arguments.
  • Capable to evaluate impact of development interventions (policies, projects and institutional reform) on gender equity and empowerment.
  • Influence and intervene in community development projects at every level of the society

Course Outline:
The Course Outline includes training in:-

  • Introduction to Gender and Development
  • Gender and Law
  • Gender and Media
  • Gender and Education
  • Gender, Conflict and Peace

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD:  8 Weeks - 3 to 4 hours per week
DATES:   Course Starts 1st of Every Month for Two Months
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com