World: Sustainable Development Online Certificate Course.

Capacity Africa Institute is pleased to announce Sustainable Development Online / Distance Learning Certificate Course from 1st April 2016 to 1st June 2016.

Overall Course Overview:

The satisfaction of human needs and aspirations is the major objective of development. The essential needs of vast numbers of people in developing countries for food, clothing, shelter, jobs - are not being met, and beyond their basic needs these people have legitimate aspirations for an improved quality of life. A world in which poverty and inequity are endemic will always be prone to ecological and other crises. Sustainable development requires meeting the basic needs of all and extending to all the opportunity to satisfy their aspirations for a better life.

The course therefore introduces participants to this new realm of Development which was first brought into focus by the Brundtland Commission in their report which was titled: - “Our Common Future: Report of the World Commission on Environment and Sustainable Development.” The Commission defined Sustainable Development as, the development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Module objectives

By the end of this course participants should be able to:

· Define sustainable development.

· Identify and understand the social aspects of sustainable development.

· Understand the concepts of vulnerability and resilience.

· Appreciate the usefulness of risk assessment in disaster management and in climate change

· Understanding the MDGs

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:

Actors in development sector (the state, international organizations, multinational

Corporations, civil society organizations, NGOs, and CBOs)

Course Outline:

I. Introduction to Sustainable Development

II. What is Sustainable Development

III. Underlying themes on Sustainable Development

IV. Challenges to Sustainable Development

V. Energy and Sustainable Development


VII. Climate Change

VIII. Urbanization

IX. Opportunities to foster Sustainable Development.

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 the 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: 4 Weeks - 8 to 10 hours per week
DATES: 1st April 2016 to 1st June 2016 (2 Months)
PARTICIPANTS: Development Professionals
ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute
LANGUAGE: English only
FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated

Participants must submit Four assignments before certification.
Training Package offers Value for the Money. Training will be moderated by professional with hands on skills and great wealth in Sustainable Development

Kindly confirm your participation with:
Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute