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Certificate in resilience programming

Background
The concept of resilience has captured the interest of donors, policy makers and implementers who work to address problems of poverty, food insecurity, and the broader set of welfare outcomes. The past decade has seen the growth and adoption of resilience as a central focus of investments to strengthen the ability of people to survive and even thrive in the face of shocks and stresses. Yet the capacity to build and promote resilience at various levels has remained a gap. This course aims at strengthening the capacity of development practitioners to understand vulnerability contexts and the factors contributing to resilience under different vulnerability contexts. The course fills gaps in evidence methods and skills in order to guide the design, implementation and scaling of resilience investments and ensure their effectiveness.

Course goal: 
The goal of the course is to strengthen the knowledge and evidence base for resilience and to build the skills in resilience programming to close the gap between resilience measurement in theory and in practice.

Course modules
1. Introduction to Resilience and the Resilience Agenda

  • Resilience Concepts and Approaches
  • Major Resilience frameworks and their applications

2. Resilience Measurement

  • Evidence in Resilience programming
  • Tools and Approaches in Resilience Measurement and Analysis
  • Quantitative Analysis for Resilience Measurement
  • Resilience measurement causal frameworks
  • Resilience pathways
  • Monitoring and Evaluation in Resilience Programming
  • Common Indicators in Resilience Programming
  • Calculating each indicator using STATA and SPSS

3. Resilience in Disaster Risk Management
4. Approaches and Practices for building Resilient Livelihoods

  • Addressing Gender in Resilience Programming

5. Promoting Resilience in Humanitarian Programming
Target Group: This course targets students, researchers, consultants, academics, people working for donor organisations, government, civil society organisations, those working in NGOs at various levels and all development practitioners who work to reduce vulnerability to shocks and stresses of various nature.

Course duration and Learning models: 
This is a three months course run during weekends and evenings. The course is also run as a block in one full week.

Fees:
$100/month which can be paid in 3 instalments. Participants should at least pay a third of the fees to be able to register.

Registration in progress. Closing date for registration is the 31 August and lectures begin on the 4th of September, 2017

For Registration and Further enquiries please contact:
Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University Harare Teaching and Learning Centre
+263 271 6010/ +263 8677006136-8/ +263 772 697 040