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WHO WE ARE
International Development Institute- Africa (IDIA) is a knowledge enterprise that includes IDIA College, IDIA Publications, IDIA Consultancy, Executive Training and Applied Research. IDIA is founded on Christian principles and values that promote generation and application of knowledge. Our vision is to be the leading value based knowledge enterprise of excellence in Africa and the world...Read more
EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES
IDIA aspires to develop and provide innovative academic and professional education programs in various development fields at diploma, undergraduate and post graduate levels that will foster intellectual growth, technical and lifelong skills and appropriate preparation for employment in an increasingly integrated and globalized society.
OUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS
IDIA is progressively designing and providing both basic and post basic education and training programs
in various development fields targeting individuals, professionals, managers, policy-makers and practitioners.
Our academic and training programs are designed to:
• Enable learners to acquire discipline specific knowledge, competencies and transferable skills;
• Impart theoretical and practical problem solving skills and promote principles of effective and sustainable
• Enable learners to acquire ethical and value based management and leadership competencies;
• Enable learners to acquire and apply servant leadership attitudes and skills;
• Enable learners to acquire, generate and apply knowledge and skills to drive change and transformation
• Contribute to improving professional, policy and service delivery systems and practices.
LEVELS OF TRAINING
The education programs are progressively available at the following levels.
• Diploma including advanced or higher diploma
• Executive and continuing education
Our courses are designed to offer upgrading and progression from certificate to diploma to advanced
diploma to undergraduate up to postgraduate levels.
EDUCATION APPROACH AND MODEL
IDIA adopts an approach that balances between theoretical/analytical learning techniques on one hand,
and practical-value based learning on the other hand. Broadly, IDIA's education approach is anchored
on a four- pillar education model whose main features include:
• Learning Through Teaching (LTT)
• Knowledge and Evidence Based Learning (KEBL)
• Value Based Learning (VBL)
• Learning Through Service (LTS)
CONSULTANCY AND APPLIED RESEARCH SERVICES
Our clients benefit from a wide range of expertise when they engage any of our consultants from IDIA. We believe in the philosophies of the Rights Based, Participatory and Evidence Based approaches which we try and integrate in all the work we do. Our experts have experience in cross cutting themes including monitoring and evaluation, HIV/AIDS, health and development planning, reproductive health, GBV, urban and regional planning and policy, grant management and reporting, financial management, planning law, research, policy analysis and development, public health, health management, constitutional law and governance, institutional development and change management, decentralization and devolved governance, poverty analysis, strategic planning, environmental governance and natural resources management, food policy and water and sanitation among others.
Our key clients include governments and quasi-government institutions; Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs); bilateral, multilateral organizations and regional organizations; research institutions; training and academic institutions; private sector organizations; Community Based Organizations and Faith Based Organizations.
Over the years, IDIA has worked with various clients in East, Central and Southern Africa. The firm has continued to offer excellent services in various research and consultancy assignments. Some of these clients include:
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