Gender & Development Certificate Course - (DISCOUNTED OFFER - USD 300)

Certificate Course in Gender and Development

Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce a Certificate in Gender and Development Online and Distance Learning.

Start date: 1st September 2019

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;

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

Course Organizers:

Capacity Africa Institute ( ) is an organization that was founded in 1999 with the objective of building capacity for development professionals to enhance effective delivery of development services in Africa. The organization runs training programmes in Kenya, Somalia, Chad , Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo and South Sudan training over 4000 development workers in the last ten years. We have presented hands - on training to over 200 International organizations among them Action Aid , Unicef , Undp , UN Women, OSIEA, Population Services International, World Health Organization, Ministry of Health, Federation of Women Lawyers-FIDA, Amref, Danish Deming Group, Pact World, Oxfam, War Child, World Relief, Tear Fund, Shell International, Path, Techno serve, Norwegian People’s Aid, One Love One World, Freedom to Create, Center for British Teachers, JRS Sudan, Christian Mission Aid, Sudanese Red Cross, Mercy Corps International, ADRA South Sudan Sector Programme among others.

Who Should Participate:
• Media Persons
• Lawyers
• Business Executives
• Health practitioners
• Educationists
• NGO, CBO & FBO workers
• Community development workers
Course Outline:
The Course Outline includes training in:-

  1. Introduction to Gender and Development
  2. Gender and Law
  3. Gender and Media
  4. Gender and Education
  5. Gender, Conflict and Peace
    Training Format:
    • All materials are made available through Online or Distance Learning approaches
    • Approximately 5-6 hours time commitment of your time per week
    • At your own time schedule, no live participation needed
    • Weekly feedback from committed instructors
    • Participants are expected to submit weekly assignments electronically to earn certificate of completion
    Computing Requirements:
    Participants will need to use email, upload and download word docs,
    PowerPoint files and PDFs, and post on the discussion board or send
    assignments by email. If you do not have internet speed sufficient
    to download materials, an offline DVD or hard copies course may be the
    right alternative for you.

Materials Provided:
Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


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

In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content,
students will be required to submit three assignments
The material for each unit, students are expected to test their own Learning by completing some relevant exercises and tasks.
In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 8 Weeks - 8 to 10 hours per week
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: [email protected]

Prior to the course start date, selected participants will receive, via
email, an official invitation letter along with instructions on how to pay
for the course. Course log on instructions will be emailed to you on the day the course
is scheduled to begin. Participants must submit Four assignments before certification.

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator
Capacity Africa Institute
[email protected]