Courses Catalogue

Ngos And Development

COURSE CODE: IRD 7221
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: International Relations and Diplomatic Studies, Master
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The last 30 years have witnessed an extraordinary growth in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in almost all parts of the globe, and in all spheres of human activity. NGOs have become a highly visible component of civil society and are now significant players in the fields of human rights, the environment and social development at local, national and international levels. This course provides a critical overview of the major issues involved in NGO management. It draws on the growing body of theoretical work and practical experiences to provide an outline of the most significant management challenges facing NGOs today and the tools and approaches that Managers use.

COURSE OBJECTIVE(S)
This course has been designed to develop in students the ability:

  • To trace the origins of NGOs and their role as key development actors
  • To analyze key issues and challenges facing NGOs as development organizations
  • To apply a range of tools and approaches to the development of NGO structure, systems and strategy
  • To describe some of the important issues in managing people as individuals and as group

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Trace the origins of NGOs and their role as key development actors
  • Analyze key issues and challenges facing NGOs as development organizations
  • Apply a range of tools and approaches to the development of NGO structure, systems and strategy
  • Describe some of the important issues in managing people as individuals and as groups