Diploma in Environmental science

The prime consideration of man as the most intelligent being on this planet is to utilize and conserve the existing natural resources for sustainable development. The process requires continued understanding by man of the biotic and the abiotic conditions and their interrelationships. The pressure on natural resources for fuel and timber and on land in general, for crops and pasture, has led to forest recession, soil erosion, desertification and water-catchment degradation – all of which combine to impair the land and water resources.

The approach to education and training must accordingly be re-oriented. The emphasis needs to shift from a narrow base to a broad base so as to effect integration. The main objective is to produce resource conservationists and managers who are multi-disciplinary in approach and can view the management of natural resources holistically. Emphasis is placed on an ecological approach relative to the conservation and management of natural resources.

  • Communication Skills
  • Development Studies
  • Principle of Environmental Science
  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Community Development
  • Principles of Environmental Planning and Management
  • Global Warming and Climate Change
  • Education For Sustainable Development
  • Culture and Environmental Conservation
  • Waste Management Planning
  • Urban Ecology and Pollution
  • Environmental Risk and Hazard Management
  • Coastal Marine Resources Management
  • Arid and Semi-Arid Lands Development

Training Format:

  • All materials are made available through our Online Learning Platform
  • Students should commit approximately 5-6 hours of their time per week

Materials Provided:

Online delivery of curriculum materials, exercises and templates.


In order to demonstrate their understanding of the course content, students will be required to submit assignments at the end of every month.




ORGANIZERS: Capacity Africa Institute

LANGUAGE: English only

Kindly confirm your participation with:

Online Training Coordinator

Capacity Africa Institute