Diploma in Gender and Development from 5th November 2019 (USD 800)

Diploma in Gender and Development from 5th November 2019 to 1st May 2020.

Course Organizers:

Africa Institute for Project Management Studies [www.africadevelopmentresources.org ] is an organization that was founded in 1999 as a capacity building expert that proposes solutions for development problems facing third world countries with a big capacity building portfolio in Africa.

We have delivered timely and professional capacity building services to a wide variety of organizations in the development sector. These include donor organizations, Government agencies, co-funding agencies, International and local NGOs, Government agencies and private sector firms. We have conducted successful consultancies for many organizations.

Course Overview:

In response to increased global attention to gender issues, there is a growing need for knowledge and skills in gender and development. This course is designed to prompt an exploration of common behaviors and attitudes towards gender differences. It will present facts and figures about the situation of women and men in our society today – and references from key documents that highlight policies formulated to address gender concerns. Recent events have shown that if governments are serious about achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG’s, it is essential that gender be taken into account for all the goals. Gender equality in the SDGs touches almost exclusively on the area of education, and research does show the importance of equality in this area, but this is not sufficient. This e-learning course will empower the participants with tools and sector-specific guidelines for gender mainstreaming in their various institutions and development planning. It will further improve the abilities of participants to reduce gender inequalities in their various homes, organization and communities…

At the end of the course enable participants to be better equipped with the analytical and conceptual skills needed to understand gender issues in both contexts, enabling them to participate effectively in gender and development-related research, policy-making and implementation.

Course Objectives:

• Familiarize 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
Gender and Human Rights

This course is designed specifically for the staff of development and public organizations.

After they have read the material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.


There are ten assignments (continuous assessment tests) and one examination to be offered at the end of the course/ project Paper. Assignments and Continuous Assessment Tests account for 70% while Examination accounts for 30% of the mark. Upon completion of the course you shall be issued with a Diploma Certificate and a course transcript.


Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course
DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks - 5 to 6 hours per week
COURSE PERIOD: 5th November 2019 to 1st May 2020 (Six Months Course)
ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated


The Academics Coordinator
Africa Institute for Project Management Studies (AIPMS)
Email: [[email protected]]
Website: [www.africadevelopmentresources.org