CETRAD offers short-term training courses and provides a platform for academic training programmes from collaborating local and foreign universities and other related research institutions. The short-term courses are designed to impart technical skills and provide field based and practical exposure to the target trainees, normally drawn from government and NGO institutions in the relevant fields. The academic training is offered through scholarship at Masters, PhD and Post Doc levels implemented in our local Universities.
Currently, the following short courses are on offer:
a. To impart practical knowledge and enhance general understanding about b. The nature of rural livelihoods and the causes of their insecurity in the ASALs of Kenya c. Food security situation in the ASALs Drought occurrences and d. Drought related disasters and their effects on people’s livelihoods and the general development. e. To impart technical skills and practical methods to assess food security and drought situation in the ASALs f. To create a clear understanding and enhance the appreciation of the link and relevance of the existing policy framework to food security and drought g. To review and assess the effectiveness of the existing strategies and intervention programmes to cope with food insecurity/ shortages and mitigate the effects of drought related disasters.
Course Duration and Fees
The course takes three full weeks and is normally offered in March every year. The tuition fee is sixty thousand shillings (KShs. 60,000), excluding transport, meals and accommodation.
The objective of the course is to enable participants acquire a sound theoretical and practical basis in the use of the most common GIS operations. The Course emphasises on unequivocal definition of quality standards and the broadening of each participant’s palette of concrete implementation possibilities.
The course takes three full weeks and is offered in March, April & August every year. The tuition fee is seventy thousand shillings (KShs. 70,000), excluding transport, meals and accommodation.
To qualify one must be computer literate with experience in current windows OS and preferably working in the field of data and information processing. Note 90 % of time is spend working and executing a GIS software on a desktop computer.
a. To build capacity on IWRM for local and international institutions. b. To introduce learners to the concepts of IWRM c. To equip learners with knowledge on principles, processes and steps of IWRM d. To establish the linkage between IWRM and Sustainable development
The course takes two full weeks and is offered in November every year. The tuition fee is sixty thousand shillings (KShs. 60,000), excluding transport, meals and accommodation.
NOTE: A few scholarship Available , First come First Sponsored
a. To develop EIA/EA capacity for local institutions b. To impart skills and technical knowledge on the integration of environment, culture and legislations c. To expose the trainees on the policy and legislative requirements for environmental management and development practices d. To train the participants on the methodologies, tools, and processes for conducting EIA/EA e. To expose trainees to field study sites to appreciate the essence of EIA/EA
The course takes three full weeks and is offered in November every year. The tuition fee is sixty five thousand shillings (KShs. 65,000), excluding transport, meals and accommodation.
To qualify for NEMA registration as lead or associate expert one must be a holder of a degree from recognised university
a. To enable the participants to understand the relationship between resources use and conflicts, access and control, which could trigger conflicts. b. To identify signs of potential conflicts and how to develop mitigating and coping mechanisms in order to avoid them. c. To impart skills on conflict preparedness and post-conflict recovery management strategies.
Course Duration and Fees
The course takes two full weeks and is offered in April every year. The tuition fee is sixty five thousand shillings (65,000/=) excluding transport, meals, and accommodation.
All courses are conducted at CETRAD offices based at the Buttsons Complex, Off Hospital Road, in Nanyuki Town.
All courses are taught in English.
Eligibility for all courses
All the courses are open for graduates with the relevant training background to each particular course. Practising government officers, newly employed graduates, NGO staff and anybody working in the development sector is encouraged to apply.