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Post Graduate Diploma in Non-Governmental (NGO) and Civil Society Organization (CSO) Management

Africa Training Institute is pleased to announce a Post Graduate Diploma in Non-Governmental (NGO) and Civil Society Organization (CSO) Management Course. This is both an online and Distance Learning Course, which starts 1st of every month.

Overall Course Overview
Non-government organizations play a critical role in development and societal oversight. They are key actors in political, social, and economic aspects of a society; influencing development agendas policy creation and implementation. This course addresses the specific management and development needs of NGO leaders. It is designed to develop the management competencies and analytical capabilities of NGO managers for both local and international organizations.

Students will be trained on positive affirmative action in development planning and promotion of equality and justice. It also provides in-depth knowledge of various project management techniques, theories and M&E. It features internship, field placement, apprenticeship, research project writing and resource mobilization as part of the program to empower students with fundamental and strategic tools in NGO and Civil Society management.

The main objective of the course is on NGO and Civil Society management to improve their capacity to create positive impact and change in disadvantaged and marginalized societies. We aim to capacity build students that desire to work for and with non-profit organizations, NGOs
and aid agencies.

The course incorporates the concept of NGO and civil society, the rise and growth of NGOs, managing NGO roles, managing NGO relationships, internal NGO management and professionalism.
The Following are the Key Thematic Areas Participants Will Cover:
  1. Concepts of NGOs/ Civil Society Management and Sustainable Development

  2. Analytical skills and tools for Effective Monitoring and Evaluation

  3. Fundamentals of Program Management and Development

  4. Interdisciplinary Specialization at Ph.D. level

Minimum Entry Requirements
Common regulations governing Post-Graduate Diplomas shall be applicable

The following shall be eligible for admission
- Holders of a Bachelor's Degree from a recognizable University
- Holders of an equivalent qualification from any other recognizable Institution

- The Entire Duration is one year (2 Semesters)
- Candidates shall be expected to submit 10 Assignments (Continuous Assessment Tests) that account to 60% of their Final Grade, and a Research Paper at the tail end of the course which accounts to 30% of their Final Grade and a Final Examination that accounts for 10% of Final Grade.

Mode of Delivery
Online / Distance Learning

Cost of the Course
USD 1 000

Application Procedure
Applicants should fill out a detailed Application form and send it back via e-mail to

General Course Contact
The Academics Manager,
Africa Training Institute Studies (ATI)
E-mail: The Academic Manager -
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