Post Graduate Diploma courses
Child development may be defined as the various changes that occur for humans (e.g., physical, cognitive, social, and emotional) between birth and adulthood. Child development may also examine changes that occur prenatally (i.e. before birth). The changes that happen before birth and in the early years of life impact us all and shape who we become as adults. Early child development often focuses on the first five years of life. Child development is a multidisciplinary field which relies on knowledge from several other fields such as psychology, sociology, human development, and the medical field. The study of child development is important to improve outcomes for children and in turn, society as a whole. The following course provides key knowledge of this field. Each lesson includes and introduction, a lesson which contains the major aspects of each topic area, a conclusion section which summarizes the lesson, and a quiz on the lesson. Some lessons also contain helpful online resources for learning more about early childhood development. After taking this course, a person should be familiar with the basics of the field of child development, the four key domains of child development, developmental milestones, and development disabilities.
Operations management is the key to achieving competitiveness in any manufacturing or service industry. It addresses many aspects that an organization may face with respect to choice of products and manufacturing technology, utilization of capacity, maintenance of quality, costing and sourcing of materials and dealing with customers. It is a systematic approach to address all the issues pertaining to the transformation process that converts some inputs into output that are useful, and could fetch revenue to the organization.
Rural development continues to be a high priority in both developed and developing countries. Inadequate living standards in the rural areas can be a source of threat to the nation’s food supply as rural residents are normally the caretakers of a nation’s natural resources and lack of development can normally lead to destruction of the resources. Rural development continues to be a critical policy arena because it extends to so many issues that affect the quality of life for both rural and urban residents. Rural development practitioners and policy makers normally face common obstacles in addressing issues of low population density and distance to markets which are major constraints to rural development.
The programme focuses on the social, political and economic dimensions of international development. It explores a range of topics which are indicators of development which range from poverty, gender inequality, conflict and economic growth. As a humanitarian organization we aim at demonstrating to our learners how conflict jeopardizes development and in particular international development. Alongside conflict, learners will have an opportunity to study natural resource modules and how the same aids in international development
The main obstacle to development in a country is poor governance, insecurity and elusive peace. This impact of poor governance, insecurity and elusive peace breeds myriads of problems that hinder development in most of African countries. Indeed, disruption of peace and ensuing conflicts is a common phenomenon and affects every aspect of human society. The underlying causes of conflict and threat to peace are many and complex with undesirable ramifications on the stability of human society. Therefore understanding the multifold and inter-related causes of violence and conflict and creating the conditions for moving out of authoritarianism into a culture of peace and democracy remains a major challenge in the world today and more particularly in Africa.
Humanitarian Logistics is very central in disaster and emergency operations. It relates to the relocation of affected communities, movement of relief supplies and emergency transfer of casualties and relief workers involved in the operations. Our Post Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian Logistics typically covers a range of topics to equip students with the necessary skills for managing logistics in humanitarian and emergency response situations.
The methods and means used in armed conflicts have only been changing up to contemporary times, with the most sophisticated weapons being used. Since armed conflicts have caused untold human suffering, the study of armed conflicts is necessary… The knowledge gained is then directed principally at conflict and crisis prevention and resolution. The concepts learned can apply to the different armed conflicts that have plagued humankind over the years, thus permitting the participants to be able to appreciate their dynamics and make comprehensive proposals for their resolution.
Organizations are constantly looking for ways to reduce costs, shorten production and distribution times and better manage risk. This allows them to develop and maintain a competitive advantage. Technology too has revolutionized the way Operations and Supply is undertaken to reach strategic decisions regarding Product and Process design, Planning, Capacity analysis, Location and Layout choices, selection of Suppliers and Supply Chain design; they are expected to manage hands-on Procurement and Allocation of inputs, Flow of materials, people and information, Quality assurance, Logistics, and various unique Projects.
Changes in demographics, patterns in human settlement, decisions in land use and political and social policy dynamics have augmented vulnerability to natural as well as man-made conflicts. It only takes a few minutes to bring down developments that have been made through many years, a lot of funds as well as efforts. When disaster strikes, if not addressed well they can render an organization, a community or even a country dysfunctional. The magnitude of effects from conflict is on a sharp increase daily and this has been attributed to changes in climate, urbanization, industrialization and terrorism.