The Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Development Studies Programme is intended for university graduates and other development professionals from the private and public sectors who are interested in gender and development issues and wish to acquire the skills of engendering the development process on issues of policy and practice. The course begins with a conceptual understanding of gender and proceeds to analyze long-standing patterns of, and changes in, gender roles and relations in contemporary situations. Using a gender perspective, the course ends with a project based on action-oriented approaches to gender integration into main stream development planning, programming and implementation to ensure gender equity in resource allocation.
The central objective of this course at the University of Nairobi is on gender planning and integration in ways that are sensitive and responsive to the basic, practical and strategic needs of men and women at all levels of development intervention.
Entry Requirements for admission at the University of Nairobi for the above programme are:
1. Holders of a degree from the University of Nairobi or from other institutions recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.
Basic Concepts in Gender Analysis
Paradigmatic Shifts in Gender Discourse
Integrating Women and Gender Mainstreaming
Gender and Sustainable Human Development
Methodological Technique in Gender Research
Gender Issues in Cross-Cultural Studies
Gender and Urban Development
Gender and the Global Communications Network
Human Context of Diet & Nutrition
Human Reproductive Ecology
Gender & Natural Resource Management
Gender and Rural Development