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Post Graduate Diploma in Water Sanitation & Hygiene (PGD in WASH) (Special offer for June and July Intake)

Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Post Graduate Diploma in Water Sanitation & Hygiene (PGD in WASH) Online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi.The organization was corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Overall Course Overview:
It is estimated that over 1.2 billion people globally lack access to safe clean drinking water and a further 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate and comfortable sanitation. WHO (2005), estimates that 1.6 million die yearly from diarrhea and cholera which have been attributed to inaccessibility to clean drinking water as well as basic sanitation services. 90 of the figure is from children who are below five years and the trend is rampant in developing countries. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) are some of the basic needs for human health to lead a normal life. WASH is a practical way of leading people from poverty since every person will be productive and money used to treat the diseases associated with dwindling levels of sanitation and clean water can be used in developing the economy. After decades of investments, an estimated of the words population especially those in third world countries remain with unreliable and unsafe water. Access to safe water is essential for the health, security, livelihood and quality of life and is especially critical to women and girls as they are the most affected and at the same time they are the ones to be burdened with the issues of collecting water. Access to safe human waste disposal methods is crucial for the health and well-being of a community. Lack of the same leads to higher costs of living to the community through pollution of rivers, ground water and higher incidence of air and water borne diseases.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the learner should have garnered knowledge and skills on;
• The links between water, sanitation and
• The nature of, and the threats posed by, environmental diseases
• Effective hygiene promotion in a crisis context
• The complexity of delivering safe water and sanitation in an emergency
• The standard equipment used in the field for emergency WASH response.

Course Outline:

The course modules include the following
• Introduction to Cleanliness
• Hygiene Concepts
• Sanitation Education
• Public Health
• Solid and Liquid Waste Management
• Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance
• Water and Sanitation related Diseases
• Hydrology and Geology
• Ecological and Environmental Protection
• Project Work and research
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Assignments
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.

Examination
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
COURSE FEE: $700
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT:
 

Diploma in Grants Management ( Special Offer for June and July Intake)

Africa Center for Project Management is pleased to announce a Diploma Course in Grants Management and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Course Organizers:

Africa Center for Project Management was established in 2004 in Amsterdam with the Africa regional offices in Nairobi.The organization was corporate organizations in Africa and Asia by offering Online certificates and In-House trainings. The organization has over ten years experience working with development partners in capacity building in. We have trained over 5000 development and Business Professionals in various thematic areas.

Overall 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 attract more funding for the organization.
Training Objectives
At the end of the course, participants will be able to: a) Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects;
b) Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions;
c) Providing supporting documents, correct procurement of goods and services and meeting financial reporting requirements;
d) Managing multiple-funded programmes;
e) Prepare a donor financial report to match with a project narrative report;
f) Describe the phases in the grant management cycle clarify key responsibilities and routines needed for successful grant management;
g) Identify the requirements for closing off a donor grant;
h) Manage the relationship with donors, head office and implementing partners with greater confidence;
i) Appreciate that finance and programme staff must work closely for Successful grant management.Training Approach
We strive to de-mystify financial and project management concepts to Overcome the fear of finance and grants management.Target Group
This course is specially designed for Project staff who manage institutional donor grants where programmes are implemented directly or through operational partners. The course is also suitable for both finance, administrative and non-finance staff who are new to grant management.

Course Outline:

a. Grant Management Overview
b. Grants Cycle
c. Internal controls
d. Budgeting
e. Procurement Management
f. Writing a Grant
g. Staff Motivation
h. Contract Management
i. Auditing
j. Writing Financial/ donor Reports
k. Closing a Grant

Assignments
There are four assignments(continuous assessment tests),research paper and one examination to be offered at the end of the course. Assignments account for 40%,research paper counnts for 30% 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.

Examination
Certificate and Transcripts will be sent after successful completion of the course.

DURATION AND COURSE LOAD: 24 Weeks – 5 to 6 hours per week
DATES: (Six Months) Course Starts 1st of Every Month.
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
REGIONS TARGETED: Global
COURSE FEE: $500
ORGANIZERS: Africa Center for Project Management
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated
GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: