Certificate Course in Community Development

Course Overview

People involved with government, neighborhood groups, social action, overseas aid, schools, local councils, sustainability, Indigenous groups, social services, the arts, business and tourism are all talking about community development as a new way of doing things. This often involves improving and enhancing the conditions and circumstances of local people and helping community groups identify and obtain resources to deal with community problems and aspirations.

This online certificate program is designed for people who currently work in community development and desire to advance their careers as well as those who plan to work or volunteer in this field. You will be equipped with practical tools to meet today’s challenges as project directors, community leaders, grassroots activists, funders, and field workers in community-based organizations and governmental and nongovernmental organizations.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to;

  • Have a general understanding of community development
  • Develop community capacity building, mobilization and empowerment strategies
  • Identify principles of community development


Course Content

  • Basics Concepts of Community Development
  • Principles of Community Development
  • Community Development: A Process
  • Community Organizational Structures
  • Leadership Patens
  • Strategies for Community Capacity Building, Mobilization and Empowerment
  • Cross Cutting Issues in Community Development



In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit three assignments


DURATION: 3 Months



ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English and French

FORMAT: Online Learning

GENERAL COURSE CONTACT: info@capacitybuildingonline.com