Participatory Development Centre

About Participatory Development Centre

Participatory Development Centre (PDC) is a professional Community Development Training, Research and Consultancy organization.

PDC was founded by a team of development professionals with the main purpose for enabling the realization of quality and participatory development for Governmental Agencies, International & local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based organizations (CBOs), Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Private Sector.

PDC has a full time team of 6 professional staff members and a pool of 20 associate members. The full time team has been trained locally and abroad in multi – disciplinary fields relevant to development work. This team has worked together for the last 15 years blending wide array of experiences gained while working across the East, Central Africa and Horn of Africa region.

Through the initiatives of PDC, an academic arm has been established to offer full time, part time and distant learning Certificate and Diploma Programs. It was registered by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology on 31st August 2011 as a training Institution [Registration no. MOHEST/PC/1453/011].

Participatory Development Centre provides training; research; and mentorship in the following areas:

  • Participatory Development Approaches
    • Participatory Techniques for Community Development
    • Participatory Learning and Action (PLA/PRA) methodologies
    • Management of Community Based Organizations
    • Training of Facilitators/Trainers (TOF/TOT) for development workers
    • Advocacy and Lobbying
    • Gender Mainstreaming in Development
    • Peace Building Initiatives, Conflict Resolution and Management
  • Organizational/Institutional Development
    • Organizational Development (OD) Training
    • Organizational Capacity Assessment
    • Strategic Planning as a Tool for Organizational Growth and Restructuring
    • Leadership and Governance in Development
    • Training Needs Assessment and Adult centered Curriculum Development
    • Mentorship of CBO/INGO
    • NGO Management
    • Conflict Resolution and Management
    • Development of organizational Policies, Systems and Procedures
    • Team Building and Communication Skills
    • Development of Facilitation Guides and Training Manuals
    • Mentorship of Young Development Professionals
  • Project Design, development and implementation
    • Resource Mobilization and Fund raising strategies
    • Project Design and Planning using the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
    • Project Proposal Development
    • Project Cycle Management
  • Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Results Based Project Management
    • Result Oriented Report Writing
    • Rights Based Project Planning
  • Participatory Research
    • Baseline and Feasibility studies
    • Operational Research
    • Participatory Social Studies
  • Livelihood Enhancement
    • Micro Enterprise Development
    • Micro Savings and Credit Schemes
    • Food Security
    • Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
    • Functional Adult Literacy
    • HIV/AIDS and Development
  • Youth Development
    • Life Skills Training
    • Reproductive health trip for Adolescents
    • Youth in Leadership and Development
    • Youth and Conflicts in Society
    • Managing Youth Organizations for Development
  • Child Protection and Development
    • Right based Programming
    • Child Rights
    • Child Abuse
    • Participatory Child Focused Assessment
    • Child Protection
    • Child Focused Strategic Planning
  • Preventive Health
    • Management of community based Health providers' organizations
    • Community Based Management of HIV / AIDS
    • Community Based Management of water and sanitation
    • Community Based Management of Orphaned and Vulnerable children Support Programmes
    • Community Based Nutrition, Health and Development

Why study at Participatory Development Centre

Participatory Development Centre is charged with the delivery of short and long term development training programmes. It seeks to deliver quality and market oriented training courses in Sub Saharan Africa. The training programmes target those working with the governmental agencies, NGOs, Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), CBOs, Civil Society among others.

OUR VISION

We aspire to be a leading training, research and consulting institution facilitating quality and participatory development in sub-Saharan Africa.

OUR MISSION

We exist to provide market and needs-driven services aimed at transforming people, communities, organizations/institutions, towards poverty alleviation and restoration of human dignity.

CORE VALUES

We exist to provide market and needs-driven services aimed at transforming people, communities, organizations/institutions, towards poverty alleviation and restoration of human dignity.

Our services are anchored by the following core values:

  • We believe in transparency and accountability in all our professional undertakings. By anchoring our operations on these core values, we commit ourselves to promoting effective stakeholder participation, teamwork and the spirit of openness.
  • We are a partner-focused organization. We exist interdependently with the people and organizations that we serve. We value and recognize each organization as a unique entity.
  • We respect the work and expertise of our partner organizations by upholding the tenets of gender diversity and inclusiveness, which we believe are critical for decision making in attaining a holistic approach to issues.
  • We embrace an open organizational operating style that proactively builds and strengthens internal mechanisms of self-regulation with self-appraisals and timely resolutions of issues.
  • We are a self-learning organization, which believes in creativity and innovation.

CORE AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Participatory Development Approaches (Participatory Techniques for Community Development; Participatory Learning and Action (PLA/PRA) methodologies; Training of Facilitators/Trainers (TOF/TOT), Advocacy and Lobbying, Gender Mainstreaming in Development, Peace Building Initiatives, Conflict Resolution and Management)
  • Organizational / Institutional Development (Organizational Development (OD) Training; Organizational Capacity Assessment; Strategic Planning; Leadership and Governance; Training Needs Assessment and Adult centered Curriculum Development; Development of organizational Policies, Systems and Procedures)
  • Project Design, development and implementation (Project Design and Planning using the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA), Project Proposal Development, Project Cycle Management)
  • Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (Results Based Project Management, Result Oriented Report Writing, Rights Based Project Planning)
  • Participatory Research (Baseline surveys and Feasibility studies; Operational Research; Participatory Social Studies)
  • Livelihood Enhancement (HIV/AIDS and Development; Micro Enterprise Development; Food Security; Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation)
  • Youth Development (Life Skills Training; Youth in Leadership and Development; Managing Youth Organizations for Development)
  • Child Protection and Development (Right based Programming; Child Rights; Child Abuse; Child and Protection)
  • Promotion and Management of Community Based Healthcare 

Courses offered at Participatory Development Centre

Project Management

Participatory Development Centre
Diploma
3 years

Social Development

Participatory Development Centre
Certificate
2 years

Early Childhood Development and Education

Participatory Development Centre
Diploma
1 12 years

Disaster Management

Participatory Development Centre
Diploma
3 years

Early Childhood Development and Education ECDE

Participatory Development Centre
Certificate
1 12 years

Certified Public Accountants CPA

Participatory Development Centre
Proffessional Course
3 years

Accounting Technician Diploma

Participatory Development Centre
Diploma
2 years

Project Management

Participatory Development Centre
Certificate
2 years

Social Work and Community Development

Participatory Development Centre
Certificate
2 years

Social Work and Community Development

Participatory Development Centre
Diploma
3 years