Courses Catalogue

Ngos And Development

COURSE CODE: PAD 2203
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 0
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Understanding development (3CH)

  • Development concept
  • Growth centered development approach
  • Sustainable development approach

Introduction to NGOs(3CH)

  • What NGOs are and understanding their classification
  • Historical progression
  • Contribution to the development process
  • Cooperative advantage

NGOs- Government relationship (9CH)

  • How Governments perceive NGOs
  • Factors that determine the type of relationship
  • Rationale for Government regulation and mechanisms used
  • NGOs credibility enhancement and coping strategies.

Building NGOs capacity (6CH)

  • NGOs stages of growth
  • Key components and institutional strengthening         
  • Sustainability of NGOs

NGOs and Policy engagement (9CH)

  • Rationale for NGOs engagement in policy arena
  • Limitations to policy engagement
  • Enhancing capacity for engagement
  • Policy advocacy process

Management and organization of NGOs (12CH)

  • Board and Staff management
  • Roles of Senior management
  • Roles of the Board
  • Formation of Boards
  • Board development and Management development
  • Complementary/synergetic relationships
  • External and internal variables affecting management of organizations

NGOs and Networking (9CH)

  • Defining networks and networking
  • Characteristics of networks
  • Rationale for NGOs networking
  • Strategic and mutual benefits of networking
  • Building sustainable networks

MODE OF TEACHING

  • Lectures
  • Group discussions and presentations
  • Take home assignments
  • Public Lecture