The Parties agreed that NTISD shall facilitate the implementation of the Modular Certificate Program in Community Based Development Facilitation in Uganda with effect from 12th January 2015 to 30th September 2015; and WVU shall provide funding for development and production of modules, training costs, meals, accommodation, field support supervision of participants and other logistical and administrative costs directly related to effective running of the program. The participants who shall be grouped in six cohorts will attend trainings for a period of five days with intervals of two months between each training session to enable participants complete assignments and apply learning.  Each participant will be given a learning journal to record lessons per week depending on the assignment. 

Purpose of the Project 

  1. To empower staff with the requisite skills in facilitating development programs and processes for sustainable Community Development.
  2. To enable staff appreciate the values of fairness, equality, accountability, opportunity, choice, participation, mutuality and continuous learning while executing Community Based Development Facilitation. 


The Programme is aimed at producing skilled and passionate individuals capable of developing  active and sustainable communities characterised by human transformation, social justice  and mutual respect. 

This curriculum includes general courses in relevant areas of Community Development Facilitation Skills, Community Based Mapping, Rights Based Development, community Mobilization and Empowerment, Biblical world View and Learning Process and Development. 

The Programme is also focusing on working with children, families and communities affected by HIV& AIDS, Conflict, Poverty and Displacement 

Programme Justification 

Civil Society has lately realised the need to develop sustainable communities as evidenced from the sustainable goals for 2020.  World Vision Uganda and other organizations to this effect have embarked on making sustainable development possible by providing an opportunity of skills development to its extension workers. 

Aim and Objectives of The Programme

The course will help in achieving sustainable community development based on the theory of change. The objectives of the community development facilitation program are to: 

  1. Contribute to the social, economic, and institutional development of the communities in which we operate.
  2. Propose effective and transparent engagements, networks and partnerships with beneficiaries and stakeholders.
  3. Spark, rekindle and reaffirm interest in sustainable community development of all Development Facilitators in different organizations.
  4. Discuss and understand the application of the community development approaches and processes within the communities of operation.
  5. Gain insight into how to maintain momentum, solve problems and advance community development efforts amidst challenges.
  6. Gain an understanding of the structural and practical issues that promote or cause distraction from the goal of community empowerment and provide solutions on how to deal with them.
  7. Become familiar with the most important community development strategies.
  8. Prepare frontline staff to serve the marginalized with a commitment for designing and facilitating sustainable community-owned development/relief
  9. Ground staff to learn in a results and impacted-oriented community development environment. 

The Structure of The Programme 

The Certificate in Community Based Development Facilitation will be offered on a modular basis over a period of nine (9) months during which a participant will complete six (6) modules. Each module equates to 16hrs of classroom teaching and 30 hrs of practice. The reason for offering the program on a modular basis is to make the program suitable for the target group which consists of mostly working people.


The program consists of supervised placements of students in their respective areas of work with specific assigned tasks from the taught modules for a maximum period of 8 weeks for each of the 3 cycles. Field work will be assessed independently.



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