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Coady International Institute

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The Coady offers several educational programs. In addition to their internationally recognized five-month Diploma in Community-Based Development Program, the Institute also offers several specialized one-month Certificate Programs. The programs illustrate highly successful development practice that is based on practical responses to local opportunities and problems. They emphasize the need for a responsible social vision, just, equitable and effective institutions to achieve that vision, and the active participation of disadvantaged people in their own development.

Certificate programs include:

  • Certificate in Youth Leadership for Development
  • Certificate in Community-Based Microfinance
  • Certificate in Community Development Leadership for Women
  • Certificate in Community-Based Resource Management
  • Certificate in Advocacy and Networking
  • Certificate in Management of Development Organizations
  • Certificate in Resource Centres for Learning and Change
  • Certificate in Asset-Based Approaches to Community Development
  • Certificate in Community-Based Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

The Coady has committed a major part of its resources to developing the capacity of Southern training and educational institutions to deliver effective, sustainable, results-based training programs in their respective regions. Together with their partners we are creating a global network that will provide a vehicle for the dissemination of best practices and a forum for shared learning. Through the Global Partnership Program, the Coady Institute has also introduced innovative program delivery mechanisms through distance education. Partners include:

  • Community Groundwater Irrigation Sector Project (CGISP)—Nepal
  • Furra Institute of Development Studies—Ethiopia
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)—India
  • A Latin American Consortium of institutes and universities in Chile, Colombia and Peru
  • Partners in Rural Development (PRD) - Guyana
  • Participatory Rural Education Methodologies and Evaluation Service (PREMESE)—Kenya
  • Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA)—India  -  English (en)

Organisation Type Educational
Contact Email
Telephone +1 902 867-3960
Region / Country Global, Americas, Northern America / Canada
Primary Language English (en)
Keywords Community-Based Development, Education, Training Materials
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