Gender and Development


The demand for higher levels of education, especially higher diploma, postgraduate studies and bachelor’s degree has increased drastically in recent years due to the up-scaling numbers of form six and diploma graduates from secondary schools and different technical institutions in the country. The rising demand for gender experts in other sectors has also inspired the Institute to establish the Bachelor’s degree programme in Gender and Community Development.

Based on the recent stakeholders’ workshop and the labour market survey the Institute was compelled to review the existing degree programme in order to meet the current labour market demand.
Higher Diploma and bachelor’s degree levels are currently considered by many stakeholders as minimum qualification for entry into the labour market. The Institute focuses on meeting employers’ demands by producing qualified and competent prospective employees.

Aim of the course:

The overall aim of the training programme at this level is to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for gender mainstreaming in respect of community development initiatives and processes.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this programme, learners will be able to:

  • Promote gender equality across institutions and sectors
  • Enhance capacity for managing community assets and Exploring economic options
  • Improve the opportunities for economic development through a productive work force
  • Create social cohesion through improvement of community social capital.

Admission Requirements:

The minimum entry requirements for the programme are based on the standards set by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE). The programme shall admit holders of higher diploma (NTA level 7) in the same field of study i. e. Gender and Community Development.

The programme comprises twelve (12) modules that are spread over two semesters in one academic year. Each module has to be covered in one semester of sixteen (16) weeks. Therefore, the whole programme has a total of thirty two (32) weeks of study.


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    P.O. Box 1006,
    Tel: +255736210917

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