PED Nexus training

 PED Nexus training

WHAT IS THE LEAD-PED NEXUS?

The LEAD-PED Nexus Training Programme is a holistic response to the emphasis that the Population Policy, for South Africa places on the interrelationships between population, environment and development in addressing development needs of the nation. The programme was inaugurated in South Africa with a pilot programme in April 2005, and formally launched in September of the same year.  The main partners in the programme are the national Department of Social Development, Leadership for Environment and Development in Southern and Eastern Africa (LEAD-SEA), UNFPA and universities namely; Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, University of Cape Town, University of the Free State and University of Dar- es -Salaam.  

For information please contact:

Eunice Nchoe

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APSTAR Training

 APSTAR Training

Applied Population Sciences Training And Research

What is APSTAR?

¨       It is the Applied Population Sciences Training and Research Programme of the School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal

¨       The Aim:  To enhance the understanding of population issues in relation to the broader sphere of development challenges

¨       The focus:  How to integrate population factors into policies, strategies, programmes, projects and activities.

DURATION

The programme is presented over a 8‑month period.  This includes four (4) modules that are presented over five (5) consecutive days each (1 week), as well as “take home” assignments.  Modules build on each other.

Programme Outline:

Module

 

Main Theme

1(Week 1)

Introduction to Applied Population Sciences

2 (Week 2)

Population and Development Interrelationships

3 (Week 3)

Basic demographic measures and Population Projections

4 (Week 4)

Integration of Population issues into Development Policies and plans/ programs

 

For more information please contact:

Eunice Nchoe

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Training In Sustainable Development Towards Population, Environment And Development In Integrated Development Plans (PED-IDP)

 TRAINING IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TOWARDS POPULATION, ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT IN INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT PLANS (PED-IDP)

WHAT IS PED IN IDPs?

Integrated Development Planning (IDP) is a planning approach used by municipalities to direct development objectives, through cost-effective ways of providing services. There is need to take linkages between population, environment and development into account in order to achieve sustainable development. Specifically, the aim of the training is to enhance leadership and management capacity in the government and civil society to integrate population, development and environment interactions into policies and programmes.

 AIM OF THE COURSE

To assists development planners in all spheres of government to effectively get an in-depth understanding of the integration of population, environment and development within the context of the local IDP’s as well as the actual functionality of IDPs.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

The programme is presented over five days, by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and LEAD Southern Africa.

The over arching themes include;

§  Introduction to the IDP

§  Sustainable development

§  Sustainability Challenges in South Africa- The PED Nexus

§  Methodologies for integrating quality of life indicators into IDP

§  Sustainable community planning guide

§  Social Cohesion and IDP

§  The role of GIS in IDP

§  Demographic techniques

§  Case studies

Contact: Ms Eunice Nchoe

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Intergenerational Communication on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights training course

 Intergenerational Communication on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights training course

The capacity building training course on Intergenerational Communication on Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive health and rights aims to enhance the understanding and approaches of civil society to respond to intergenerational communication when it comes to issues related to Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. 

This 3 day training has been developed especially for those in a leadership position within civil society that can influence decision making at local level such as councillors, religious or faith based leaders, educators, youth and community leaders and also local municipality officials targeting those working in the gender and special project office.

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Hiv&Aids And Integrated Development Course For Government Managers And Planners

 

HIV&AIDS and Integrated Development Course for Government Managers and Planners

The HIV/AIDS Capacity Development Course for Government plannerswas developed to address the need for planning to counter act the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on population and development aspects. An examination of planned services indicated that many planning processes were not taking account of the impact of the HIV&AIDS epidemic. The Department of Social Development developed this course in collaboration with Department of Health, Department of Public Service and Administration, Department of Provincial and Local Government, South African Local Government Association (SALGA), Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA), all South African universities and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

AIM OF THE COURSE

The aim of the course is to enhance management, policy‑makers and planners’ capacity in government and civil society to integrate the population and developmental impact of the HIV&AIDS epidemic on policies, programmes, projects and service delivery.

Contact: Ms Emily Bapela

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