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Diploma in Applied Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (DAGRS)

The overall objective for the programme is to develop student’s innovative and creative thinking in geographical information system, its Development Process and Benefits. We are educating GIS professionals worldwide. Our Target students for this program are from the Security Services, Mining Sector, Agriculture, Health Sector, UN, FAO, Environment; NGOs, International Workers; Managers; Officers; Diplomats; Workers in Tourism Industry; Transport Sector; Municipalities/Rural Councils

Modules in this course

  1. DAGRS 101 - Geographical Information System (GIS)
    Introduction to GIS; Definitions & Terminologies; Context of GIS; GIS Use: Maps & Mapping; Map Concepts; Mapping Methods; Some GIS Operations (Proximity Analysis; Query & Overlay Analyses; Spatial Analysis; Data Examples; GIS Resources & Projects; Benefits of GIS; Limitations of GIS; Examples of GIS Application Areas
  2. DAGRS 102 - Geospatial Analysis-Principles, Techniques and Software Tools
    Conceptual Framework for Spatial Analysis (Basic Primitives; Spatial relationships; Spatial Statistics; Spatial Data infrastructure). Methodological Context ; Building Blocks of Spatial Analysis; Data Exploration & Spatial Statistics; Surface and Field Analysis; Network & Location Analysis; Geo-computational Methods & Modelling
  3. DAGRS 103 - Remote Sensing and Its Elements
    Introduction to Remote Sensing and Functions; Elements Involved in Remote Sensing (Energy Source/Illumination; Radiation & the Atmosphere; Interaction With the Object; Recording of Energy by the Sensor; Transmission, Reception & Processing; Interpretation & Analysis; Application of Remote Sensing
  4. DAGRS 104 - Basic Functions & Elements of GIS
    Basic Function (Data Acquisition & Prepossessing; Database Management & Retrieval; Spatial Measurement & Analysis; Graphic Output & Visualisation).Elements (People; Data; Hardware; Software; Procedure)
  5. DAGRS 105 - GIS Systems
    Introduction to GIS System; Map Digitalising System; image Processing System; Statistical analysis System; Database Management System; Cartographic Displaying System; Geographic Analysis System
  6. DAGRS 106 - Decision –Making & Modelling Tools in GIS
    Introduction; Classification; Multi-criteria Evaluation; Modelling; Decision Support Tools
  7. DAGRS 107 - GIS Data Types, Processing and Application
    Data types; Data Layers; Process (Capture Data; Register Map Base; Interpret Data; Convert Data to Digital Format; Store Data in Computer; Process Data; Display Results
    Data for GIS Applications (Digitalised & Scanned Maps; Databases; GPS; Field sampling of Attributes; Remote Sensing; Aerial Photography
  8. DAGRS 108 - Conducting a GIS Project
    Planning a GIS Project; Assembling the Database; Preparing Data for Analysis; Performing the Analysis; Presenting the Result
Diploma in Production and Operations Management (DPOM)

Diploma in Development Studies and International Relations (DSIR) The overall objective for the programme is to develop student’s innovative and creative thinking in development works and international relations. Our Target students for this program are Policy Markers (Ministers, MPs, and Councilors); International Workers; Development Workers; managers; Officers; Police; Security Agents; Diplomats; Workers in Tourism Industry; Teachers; Musicians & Artists

Modules in this course

  1. BCDL 100 Business - Communication and Digital Literacy
    • Basic business communication; Barriers in business communication • Business negotiation skills & Deals management ;Digital literacy & utilization; work based practical assignments
  2. TOD 100 - Theories of Development
    • Overview of theories; importance of theories in development; Modernization theories; Theory of Systems Thinking; Dependence Theories; Livelihoods Sustainable Approaches /Theories; World Systems Theories; Agrarian Revolution; Myths of Development; Work based practical assignments
  3. DAGRS 103 - Remote Sensing and Its Elements
    Introduction to Remote Sensing and Functions; Elements Involved in Remote Sensing (Energy Source/Illumination; Radiation & the Atmosphere; Interaction With the Object; Recording of Energy by the Sensor; Transmission, Reception & Processing; Interpretation & Analysis; Application of Remote Sensing
  4. PMLF 100 - Project Management and Leadership Fundamental
    • Introduction to Project Management; Leadership Fundamentals; Project Principles; Types of Projects ;project governance; General Challenges and Constraints; Practical
  5. GPB 100 - Gender Planning and Budgeting
    • Overview of Gender (WAD, WID, GAD); SADC Protocol on gender; Gender planning; Gender budgeting; Challenges and Constraints in gender
  6. EASD 100 - Environment and Sustainable Development
    Global view on environment management; Sustainable environmental Management; Sustainable development strategies; Environmental impact assessment; Biodiversity conservation; Environment and Agriculture; Environmental Conservation Strategies; Environmental education ;Safety Health Environment; global warming and impact on development
  7. DSIR 101 - Globalization and Neo-liberalization
    • Globalisation overview; the Global North versus Global South on WHO, WTO,IMF, WB, EU; BRICS; Africa position under-globalisation; Globalisation and its impact on poverty reduction and Investments, Neo-liberation; Impact of Neo-liberalization; Advantages and Disadvantages
  8. XRM - Management Research Report Workshop
    • Introduction to management research report ; Quantitative research &Qualitative research • Business plan writing skills; Concept paper development; Report/Proposal writing skills and presentation
  9. DSIR 102 International Relations, Diplomacy and Protocol
    • International Relations overview; core concepts; processes and issues; war, intervention and development; global terrorism; international diplomacy; IPR management; protocol and foreign affairs; personal grooming and international etiquettes; managing international media; challenges and constraints in IR.

Diploma in Logistics, Procurement and Transport Management (DLPTM)

The overall objective for the programme is to develop student’s innovative and creative thinking in the procurement, Logistics and transport management covering the whole supply chain management. Our Target Students are those working or wish to work in the Logistics, Procurement and Transport such as the clearing agents, transport managers/officers, procurement managers/officers, Logisticians, mechanics, Drivers, messengers etc

Modules in this course

  1. DPPME 101 - Strategic Project Management and Portfolio (SPMP)
    Describe how the traditional organisation structure is changing
    Identify the processes of project portfolio management • Understand the processes and responsibilities of benefits realisation management; understand the differences between the activities of a leader and a manager • Identify the knowledge, skills and abilities of a successful project manager
  2. DLPTM 101 Supply Chain Management
    verview of Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Theories and Practices, SCM Framework, Components of SCM; Warehouse/stores management; Global View of SCM
  3. DLPTM 102 Logistics
    Overview of Logistics, Logistics Systems, Strategy in Logistics, Tourism Logistics, International logistics, Integrated Logistics Systems, Concept of Business Logistics, Logistics Decision Areas; Logistics and Security, Retail Logistics, OLM, Management areas
  4. DLPTM 103 Procurement
    Overview of Procurement; Procurement Cycle, Procurement Laws & Models, Business Skills, Practices & The Law, The ‘Basic Four’, Ensuring Quality & Performance, method of Purchasing; Purchasing & Procurement Process, Procurement Procedure, Method of Procurement, Main Considerations, Cross-Cutting Issues, Dispute Resolutions; Purchase & Supply
  5. DLPTM 104 Transport
    Overview of Transport Management, Major Transportation Modes, Transport Planning, fleet Management, Transport and Security, Modal Competition, Integrated Transportation Systems, Intermodal Transportation, Containerization, Transportation Policy, Mass Transit
  6. DLPTM 105 Pricing Analytics and Revenue Management
    • Overview of Pricing & Costing ;Pricing Analytics models, Revenue management
    • Documentations, important documents and storage
  7. DLPTM 106 Strategic Management of Operations
    Strategic Operations & Management ;Strategic decisions & business Relationships in the Operations; Operations Systems and Models; Traditional Operations Strategies
  8. DLPTM 107 Operations and Supply Excellence
    Overview of Operations & Supply Excellence; Quality Management Systems; Advanced logistics Partnership (ALP) Model; Operations/ Supply excellence; Challenges & Constraints
  9. DLPTM 108 Global Sourcing (GS)
    Overview of global sourcing; Global Sourcing Strategies; GS Plan, GS Benefits; Extent & Complexity of GS Strategy; Value Chain & Functional Interface; Emerging Markets; Local Procurement Office (LPO); Risk Mitigation; Worldwide Sourcing; Barriers to Worldwide Sourcing; Overcoming Barriers; GS Success Factors; GS Documentations; Incoterms; Legal Issues, From International to Global Sourcing; Countertrades; Trade Zones; Letters of Credit
Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Diploma in Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (DPPME) This Program is designed to equip students on latest skills & knowledge needed for Project Management especially in fully comprehending Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Areas including M&E. Target students are those working in NGOs, Extension Staff; Policy Makers, Managers; Agricultural Workers, Farmers; Health Workers; Teachers; Councillors; development workers etc

Modules in this course

  1. DPPME 101 - Strategic Project Management and Portfolio (SPMP)
    Describe how the traditional organisation structure is changing
    Identify the processes of project portfolio management • Understand the processes and responsibilities of benefits realisation management; understand the differences between the activities of a leader and a manager • Identify the knowledge, skills and abilities of a successful project manager
  2. DPPME 102 - Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
    Overview of PMBOK; Project Management Framework; Project Management Knowledge Areas; Importance of Knowledge Areas; Process Groups; Processes of Project management
  3. DPPME 103 - Project Integration Management (PIM)
    Overview of PIM; PIM Framework; Project Plan development; Attributes of Project Plans; Common Elements of Project Plan; Introduction/overview of the Project; Management & technical Processes; project plan Execution; Tools & techniques for PE; Integrated Change Control & Process
  4. PMLF 100 - Project Management and Leadership Fundamental
    • Introduction to Project Management; Leadership Fundamentals; Project Principles; Types of Projects ;project governance; General Challenges and Constraints; Practical
  5. DPPME 105 - Project Governance, Administration and Cost Management (PGACM)
    Project Governance & Ethics, Managing without Authority, Project Administration; Procurement and Communication; Cost management Overview; Plan Cost Management; Budgets; Cost Control.
  6. EASD 100 - Environment and Sustainable Development
    Global view on environment management; Sustainable environmental Management; Sustainable development strategies; Environmental impact assessment; Biodiversity conservation; Environment and Agriculture; Environmental Conservation Strategies; Environmental education ;Safety Health Environment; global warming and impact on development
  7. DPPME 106 - Project Monitoring and Evaluation (PME)
    • Overview of M&E; Monitoring Framework; Evaluation Techniques; Types of Evaluation M&E Plan and Design; Most Significance Change; Result Based M&E; M&E Implementation Plan; M& E Reports and Report Writing; End of Project Evaluation Report.
  8. DPPME 107 - Managing Project Quality (MPQ)
    • Understand the processes, tools and techniques of project quality management
    Differentiate between quality management, quality assurance and quality control
    Understand the different stakeholders who are responsible for quality outcomes; Plan Quality Management; Perform Quality Assurance; Control Quality
  9. DPPME 108 - Project Resources Mobilisation and Proposal Writing (PRMPW)
    Resources Framework; Resources Management; Resources Mobilisation Strategies; Resources Auditing; Resources Allocation and Tracking; Resources Inventory Management; Developing Concept Paper; Full Proposal Writing; Writing Management Reports; Donor Reports Formats
  10. DPPME 109 - Project Delivery and Closure
    • Understand what makes people resistant to change
    Develop a strategy to implement the project deliverables
    Understand how to run a Post Implementation Review; meetings/ Workshops
Diploma in Ecotourism, Culture and Community Development (DECD)

This Program is designed to equip students on latest development Perspectives, skills & knowledge needed for Integrating Ecotourism, Culture and Community Development as contribution to value addition in Tourism Industry. Target students are those working in Travel & Tourism Industry, NGOs, Policy Makers, Tour Operators; Councillors; development workers etc

Modules in this course

  1. DECD 101 Ecotourism: Concepts, Principles and Practices
    Overview of Ecotourism; Ecotourism Perspectives; History of Ecotourism; Main Focus in Ecotourism; Sustainable Tourism Concepts; Principles of Ecotourism; Practices of Ecotourism; Ecotourism as a Market Segment; Understanding the Community; Developing a Vision for Tourism Destinations; Ecosystem-Based Adaptation; Ecosystem-Based Adaptation; Greening Concept; Policies in Ecotourism
  2. DECD 102 Tourism, Culture and Sustainable Development
    Introduction; Complex Relationships; The Context of Development Priorities; Culture, Heritage and Diversities as Tourism Resources; Cultural Tourism as a Form of Economic Development; Tourism as a Vehicle of Intercultural Dialogue and Cross-Cultural Understanding; Tourism and Environmental Protection; Economic Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation; Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)
  3. DECD103 Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Model
    Overview of ABCD; Types of Assets; ABCD as a Paradigm; Types of Poverty & Root Causes; Ladder of Inference; Levels of Empowerment; Social Capital; Appreciative Inquiry; Mapping; Visioning
  4. DECD 104 Public Private Community Partnerships
    Concept of PPCPs; Principles, Policies & Practices of PPCPs; Benefits of PPCPs; Challenges & Constraints of PPCPs; The Main Focus on PPCPs; Community Share Ownership Schemes/Trusts; M & E Framework
  5. GPB 100 - Gender Planning and Budgeting
    • Overview of Gender (WAD, WID, GAD); SADC Protocol on gender; Gender planning; Gender budgeting; Challenges and Constraints in gender
  6. DECD 105 Governance, Administration and Cost Management in Ecotourism
    Governance & Ethics, Developing Structures; Managing without Authority, Administration; Communication; Cost management; Budgets; Cost Control; Responsibilities, Tension & Action; Gender Dimension; Gender Responsive Policies in Ecotourism; Making Links-Developing Actions
  7. DSIR 101 - Globalization and Neo-liberalization
    • Globalisation overview; the Global North versus Global South on WHO, WTO,IMF, WB, EU; BRICS; Africa position under-globalisation; Globalisation and its impact on poverty reduction and Investments, Neo-liberation; Impact of Neo-liberalization; Advantages and Disadvantages

  8. Concepts of Community ; Levels of Community Engagement (Inform-Consult-Involve-Collaborate); Community Engagement Goals; Guiding Principles; Nine Areas in Community Engagement; Community Engagement Framework; The Social-Ecological Model; Community Engagement Techniques & Tools
  9. DECD 107 Traveling and Tour Guiding
    Travel & Tour Guiding Overview; Introduction to Tourism; The Tourism Industry; Tourism Impacts; Tourism Systems; The Tourist; The Guide; Kinds of Tour Guides; Types of Tour Guides; Tour Itinerary; On Tour; Post Tour; Duties & Responsibilities of a Tour Guide; Qualities of an Effective Tour Guide; Customer Service Excellence (CSE); Health, Safety & Security Procedures; Legal & Ethical Issues in Tour Guiding
  10. DECD 108 Conflict Management for Sustainable Ecotourism Development
    • Overview ; Role of Conflict & Conflict Management in Ecotourism; Types of Conflicts; Causes of Non-Violent Conflicts; Conflict Management Methodology; Five Conflict Management Strategies; Conflict Management Process; Impacts & Outcomes; Sustainable Livelihoods Framework; Conflict Mgt Framework
  11. DECD 109 Best Practice Ecotourism Development Guidelines
    Introduction; The Applicant Information; Application Information; Responsible Department; Best Practice Ecotourism Development Criteria; Detailed Proposal; Ecotourism Facility; Ecotourism Operation; Landscape Classification system; Site Suitability Assessment; Site Suitability Matrix; Environmental Impact Assessment

About ALDN Virtual College

Africa Learning and Development Network (ALDN) Virtual College is a registered Trust. Its business philosophy is to bridge the gap existing between convectional education system and industry expectations. ALDN Trust was established in March 2010 to offer world class learning philosophy. In 2011, ALDN Trust then registered with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education as ALDN Virtual College. The major strength of ALDN is its core network facilitators with minimum academic qualifications of Masters in various fields and disciplines. In response to globalization and its challenges, ALDN engages its stakeholders to be proactive in leadership, policy formulations and implementation. Major challenges for Africa are embedded in three areas of development:

  • its technological backwardness
  • exporter of primary products and services with low technological content
  • the urban population explosion. These three areas have induced a system failure in Africa leading to insecurity of fundamental pillars of sustainable livelihoods (food, energy, infrastructure, water and sanitation) and environmental pollution/climate change.
The philosophy of ALDN is based on the three pillar model in programming: the industrial (employment) value; the lifelong learning value and the family (community) value. In this respect, ALDN came up with flexible block-release programs meant to be compatible with these three pillars of development. ALDN’s approach in training is based on enhancing relevant knowledge, skills and attitude in student specific areas of studies. The competence levels of our students are then measured based on these three attributes.

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