Short Courses

SHORT COURSE ON EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO ADAPT CLIMATE CONDITIONS

SHORT COURSE ON INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT

SHORT COURSE ON PARTICIPATORY PROJECT PLANNING

One of the major functions of IRDP is to provide forum for training of public leaders, functional officers and the community in various aspects of development planning, so that the decision making and public participation at all levels is more objective and purposeful. The Institute, therefore, offers short courses of one to six weeks. The courses are intended to acquaint participants with knowledge and skills of development planning, management and administration. They integrate theory and practice to carter for development skills needed at all levels. Concentration and depth depends on the role of participants within the existing administrative functional step up.

The Institute of Rural Development Planning Lake Zone Centre offers wide range of short course training programmes pertaining to development and management planning. The training programme intends to bridge knowledge gap to different development practitioners including the central government sectors, Local Government Authorities (LGAs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Private Sector and individuals. As recognized Government Higher Learning Institution, we strive to be a centre of excellence which maintains high quality service delivery through consultation, encouraging feedback and responding both to staff and clients needs. In respect to this, we take a special pride in what we do and how we do it through self respect, commitment to our work and respect of our fellow employees and clients. Also IRDP Lake Zone Centre offers tailor made courses upon request. The design of such programmes is done in collaboration with the clients to suit their needs.

LIST OF SHORT COURSE TRAINING PROGRAMMES

1. The Role of Senior Managers in Managing Community Projects

2. Group Dynamics and Community Mobilization for Development Initiatives

3. Participatory Project Planning, Monitoring and Impact Assessment

4. Leadership and Development  Management in Local Government Authorities

5. Participatory Natural Resources Planning and Management

6. Management of Development Projects at Grassroots Level

7. Conducting official meeting and minutes writing skills     

8. Resource Mobilization and Fundraising Techniques

9. Advocacy, Lobbying and Fundraising

10. Good Governance and Development Planning in Local Government Authorities and NGOs

11. Integration of Results-Based Management into Development Programmes/Projects

12. Project Design and Planning Process in Local Government Authorities and NGOs

13. Projects Cycle Management for  Community Projects

14. Policy Analysis Skills

15. Improving Financial Control/ Records in Local Government Authorities.

16. Report Writing Skills

17. Negotiation Skills

18. Analytical Report Writing

19. Enhancing Revenue Collection strategies at Local Government Authorities

20. Land development and E.I.A applications

21. GIS applications in infrastructure  development and Land Use Planning

TRAINING METHODS

The combination of pedagogical methods will be employed including formal class lectures, group discussions, case studies and study tours. It will emphasize practical applications to help participants acquire the skills in dealing with issues related to development and management planning. Attention will also be given to relevant comparative analysis with respect to other parts of the globe. Resource persons will be experts from IRDP and other Institutions within and outside the Country. At the end of each session, a comprehensive evaluation of the course will be carried out to enable Institute to make appropriate improvements to future service delivery.

For further information please contact;

Head of Academics,

Institute of Rural Development Planning Lake Zone Centre (IRDP- LZC),

P. O .Box 11957,

Mwanza

Phone:                 028 2560995

Fax:                     028 2560994

Mobile Phone:     +255 0784 410 536

                             +255 0757 528 208

E-mail:                 bmbasa@irdp.ac.tz

Website:               www.irdp.ac.tz

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