AIPMS is pleased to announce a Certificate Course in Gender and Development Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month

Overall 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 Millennium Development Goals, MDG’s, it is essential that gender be taken into account for all the goals. Gender equality in the MDGs 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.

This online course from Digital Learning International will 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:
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

  • 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 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 - 5 to 6 hours per week
    DATES: (Two Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
    ORGANIZERS: Africa Institute for Project Management Studies
    LANGUAGE: English only
    FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

    Kindly confirm your participation with:

    Africa Institute for Project Management Studies  (AIPMS)
    Krishna Center 3rd Floor, Woodvale Groove, Westlands Nairobi-Kenya

    Tel: +254- 708 257 424
    Cell: 0796-417-052