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|Degree Code:||NDG||Degree Name:||Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Delopment Studies|
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Gender and Development Studies Programme is intended for university graduates and other development professionals from the private and public sectors who are intrested in gender and development process on issues of policy and practice.
The course begins with a conceptual understanding of gender and proceeds to analyze long-standing patterns of, and changes in, gender roles and relations in contemporary situations. Using a gender perspective, the course ends with a project based on action oriented approaches to gender integration into mainstream development planning, programming and implementation to ensure gender equity in resource allocation. The central focus of the course is on gender planning and integration in ways that are sensitive and responsive to basic, practical and strategic needs of men and women at all levels of development intervention.
The following shall be eligible for admission;
Holder of degree from University of Nairobi or from other institutions recognised by the University of Nairobi Senate.
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Application forms can be obtained from the University of Nairobi Board of Post Graduate studies reception at the main campus upon payment of non-refundable fee of Kshs 3,000.00. The application fee must be paid in cash at Barclays Bank, Westlands Branch, UNES Application A/C No. 03-073-1023948. CASH AND POSTAL ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Application forms can also be downloaded from the University of Nairobi Website: www.uonbi.ac.ke ("admissions")
Completed application forms with copies of certified degree certificate, transcripts and recepts of applications should be returned to the Director's office Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS).
|Level : 1|
|Semester: Non Specified|
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|NDG 512||Gender And Natural Resource Management||60||View Description|
Gender And Natural Resource Management Description
The concept of rural development; gender roles and rural development; Gender analysis of rural social systems; Rural base-based women goups; the situation of rural men and women; Male and female- headed households in the rural areas; Effects of SAPS on rural women; gender and ruralurban migration patterns; The interface between gender issues in rural and urban areas; Gender and agricultural production systems, food security and environmental management; Community particiation in rural development programmes; The power of partnership in partcipation.
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|NDG 501||Basic Concepts In Gender Analysis||60||View Description|
Basic Concepts In Gender Analysis Description
Evolution of gender in Africa society; Concept of man and a woman; rituals of manhood and womanhood; Men's and women's privileges in a cross-cultural pespective; Roles, needs, opportunities resources and constraints; Gender bias on cultural beliefs and values; Dynamics of gender interaction; Age, skills and knowledge. Male masculinity and women's permissiveness for status differences; gender honesty and intimacy.
|NDG 502||Paradigmatic Shifts In Gender Discourse||60||View Description|
Paradigmatic Shifts In Gender Discourse Description
The concept of paradigm; theoretical orientations, models and pespectives; reasons for paradigmatic shifts in gender discourse; the paradigms of evolution and progress; Unilinear and multilinear cultural evolutions; Cultural adaptations materialism; Cultural ecology and human ecology; cultural ideationism including cognitive, structural and symbolic paradigms; systems models: closed and open systems; paradigmatic shifts from Women In development (WID) to Wpomen and Development (WAD) to gender and Development (GAD); Modernism and post-modernism.
|NDG 503||Integrating Women And Gender Mainstreaming||60||View Description|
Integrating Women And Gender Mainstreaming Description
From integrating women to gender mainstreaming; the concept and techniques of gender mainstreaming; Access and control profile of men and women with regards to resources; Activity profile of men and women in various sectors of the economy; Gender analysis framework; capacity building for gender mainstreaming; The necessity of using a gender perspective to conceptualize development process.
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|NDG 506||Gender Issues In Cross-cultural Studies||60||View Description|
Gender Issues In Cross-cultural Studies Description
The concept of cross-cultural studies; The history and development of cross-cultural studies; Theoretical and methological approaches into cross-cultural studies; contemporary cross-cultural principles, cross-cultural perspectives on the evolution of gender diferences; The role of men and women in human evolution; Men and women in History: rituals of womanhood and manhood, gender and socilaization; gender, property rights and bridewealth; gender and divinity; gender, wife inheritance and marriage; Polygyny, polyandry; Gender and national liberation movements; gender and voluntary associations.
|NDG 507||Gender And Urban Development||60||View Description|
Gender And Urban Development Description
Types of Urban development policies and programmes; education policy and its gender and urban biases, Pre-conditions for school entry; private tution and commercial coaching; Gender roles in urban housing development; housing needs of urban women; Urban infrastructural and communal facilities; gender dimentions of urban transportation gender; gender roles in management of urban environment, Access to health care services by men and women in the urban areas; social networks and activities of urban men and women; gender roles in the urban economy; gender aspects of Urban economic growth; The impact of urban development policies, programmes and projects on gender roles and relations.
|NDG 508||Gender And The Global Communication Network||60||View Description|
Gender And The Global Communication Network Description
A gendered view of the global communications network, maleness and femaleness in the mainstream media; gender politics in information technology; The impact of global communication network on public policies' attitudes and behaviour and their implications for gender equity; mainstreaming gender into media policies and programmes; portrayals of men and women in the media; Advertisements and gender stereotypes; gender representation in the media.
|NDG 509||Human Context Of Diet And Nutrition||60||View Description|
Human Context Of Diet And Nutrition Description
Definition of diet and nutrition; relationship between diet and nutrition; Nutritive value of micro and macro nutrients; Human nutrition requirements; for children, men and women; Meaurement and evaluation of nutritional status for children, man and women; Ecological adaptation for food security: social, environmental, cultural and economic aspectsof food acquisition and consumption, Household food service and nutritional value; value of nutrition education for human diet and nutrition, Nutrition in illness for men and women; Influence of stress on food consumption and absorption, Therapeutic nutrition for: the aged, chldren, adolescencents, convalecencents, lactating and pregnant women; Food policies: their implementation for food production.
|NDG 510||Human Reproductive Ecology||60||View Description|
Human Reproductive Ecology Description
Conceptualization of reproductive ecology; puberty, marriage, birth and death; Gender patterns and trends in reproductive behaviour; safe motherhood and safe fatherhood; Maternal morbity and mortality; Determinants of fertility preferences and fertility regulation; gender and reproductive tract infections; sexually transmitted infectionsincluding HIV/AIDS; Male involvement in reproductive decision-making and delivery of services; Concerns for adolecent contraceptive use, concerns for abortion; Population policy and family Planning programmes and service delivery systems.
|NDG 511||Gender And Natural Resour Management||60||View Description|
Gender And Natural Resour Management Description
The terms Natural resource management and utilization' The history and development of natural resource management studies, contemporary theoretical and methological approaches in natural resource management; gender role and relationships in natural resource management; gender, environment, resource management; and local socio-economic, political and development issues; gender, in indigenous knowledge; perceptions and experiences in natural resource management; gender constraints and natural rsource management, Traditional strategies in natural resource management; gender-aware policies planning and implementation in natural resource management; Gender and future directions for sustainable natuiral reource management.