POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES.
Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Post Graduate Diploma (P.G.D.) Humanitarian and Development Studies. This will be both an online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.
Overall Course Overview:
Humanitarian disasters will continue to occur around the world, and there is a continuous need for skilled humanitarian workers. In addressing humanitarian crises, the international community has long understood the need to extend beyond providing immediate relief, and to engage with long-term recovery activities and the prevention of similar crises in the future. However, this continuum from short-term relief to rehabilitation and development has often proved difficult to achieve.
This course aims to shed light on the continuum of humanitarian crisis management, particularly from the viewpoint of major bilateral donors and agencies. Focusing on cases of armed conflicts and disasters, the course describes the evolution of approaches and lessons learnt in practice when moving from emergency relief to recovery and prevention of future crises.
The programme responds to the need for qualified workers in disaster relief and development, in government and non-government agencies involved in humanitarian operations and development practice; addressing challenges and opportunities associated with various forms of national and international migration; public health programming, preparedness and response; and building the resilience of vulnerable populations. The purpose of the programme is for the practical application of specialized theoretical knowledge in humanitarian and development contexts.
Objectives of the course
To provide humanitarian workers with the awareness, understanding and skills essential for effective action as individuals and as members of a team.
To identify and promote standards of good practice in humanitarian responses.
To examine strategies for early warning and prevention of humanitarian crises.
To encourage cooperation and dialogue between governmental, non-governmental, national and international agencies involved in humanitarian action.
To create a more effective synergy between emergency humanitarian interventions and programmes promoting sustainable development.
1. Public Health in Complex Emergencies (Advanced)
2. Public Health and Communicable Disease Control
3. Emergency and Disaster Management
4. The Humanitarian Arena
5. Process towards stability and sustainable development
There are nine assignments (continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 60%,research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks. 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:52 Weeks – 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (12 Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org