Online Certificate Course on Community Development - 2024 Edition

Course Description/Background

This course is designed to introduce individuals to community development as a concept as well as basic skills in mobilising communities for development and influencing social change.  This online training is therefore, to build the capacity of individuals involved in community mobilisation as well as those seeking innovative approaches in community development activities. This course content will increase the confidence of development workers, Government officials and private practitioner as it provides a step by step approach in their quest to mobilize communities toward sustainable development.

The main purpose of this course is to provide a resource for community leaders, volunteers, and practitioners who desire to make their communities a better place. It describes the steps in the community development process, and the guiding principles that explain why each step in the process is important.


Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. To understand the concept of community development
  2. To identify and apply various tools and skills in engaging communities for development.
  3. To introduce community organising as a process in community development.
  4. To introduce advocacy as a key tool for community entry
  5. To assist practitioners to source resource for community development
  6. To develop practitioners skills on participatory monitoring and evaluation of community initiatives.

Course Benefit:
The overall purpose of the training programme is to enhance the capacity and skills of individuals and development practitioners to engaged communities as well as monitor and evaluate community development programmes.

Target Audience:

  • Individual wishing to develop skills on community development
  • Development practitioners
  • Non-Governmental Organisation implementing community projects
  • Governmental officials supporting community development projects
  • Community members, researchers and consultants
  • United Nations agency staffs

Course Fees:
The course tuition fee is US$300. Course fees include access to all course materials, expert support, as well as postage and packaging of a certificate. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.

Time Commitment
While learning styles can vary considerably and any particular student will take more or less time to learn or read, we estimate that the "average" student will take 84 hours to complete this course. It's a good idea to also schedule your study time in advance and try as best as you can to stick to that schedule.


Application Procedure
The deadline for application is 25th March 2024. While full tuition payment is due on 26th March 2024. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can also submit online application form at

Inquiries about the course may be sent to: OR

Time: September 1, 2022 at 9am to September 30, 2022 at 6pm

Location: Online [Web-based]

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Phone: +234-8034923400

Event Type: online, training