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

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)
    I. Introduction; II. Digital Mapping Concept; III. Data Structure; IV. Data Acquisition; V. Data Manipulation and Analysis; VI. Spatial Accuracy Assessment; VII. Open GIS; VIII. Map Design
  2. DAGRS 102 - Remote Sensing
    I. Introduction (1. Overview and Concepts of RS technology 2. Various Satellites and Sensors); II. Overview of RS Application; Remote Sensing and Model Calibration; III. Interaction between electromagnetic wave and targets; IV. Satellite System and Sensors; V. Introduction to RS Image Processing; VI. Image Enhancement; VII. Geometric Correction; VIII. RS Image Classification
  3. DAGRS 103 - Digital Image Processing in Remote Sensing
    I. Review of C Language (1. Syntax 2. Functions 3. Control Structures 4. Pointer and Array 5. Dynamic Memory Allocation 6. File I/O); II. Image Data Handling in Computer System; III. Remote Sensing Image File Format and Handling; IV. Image Processing Algorithm and Implementation; V. Application; VI. RS data and DEM for 3D Visualization and Mapping; VII. Laboratory Session
  4. DAGRS 104 -Remote Sensing Data Analysis
    Introduction (1. ERDAS and its component 2. IMAGINE capability 3. IMAGINE Quick Look); II. Image Preparation (1. Data Type 2. Image Enhancement 3. Image Rectification); III. Image Processing (1. Single Orthorectification 2. Mosaic 3. Subset); IV. Image Processing (1. Unsupervised Classification 2. Supervised Classification 3. Post Classification); V. Accuracy Assessment (1. Statistical Consideration); VI. 3D Surface Model (1. Virtual GIS 2. Scene Component 3. Raster TIN into ERDAS);
  5. DAGRS 105 -Data Modelling for Geospatial information
    1. Introduction (1. Data model and modelling 2. UML); II. Schema (1. Spatial Schema 2. Temporal Schema 3. Application Schema 4. Sensor calibration); III. Spatial Reference (1. Spatial Reference 2. Quality Assessment 3. Metadata)
  6. DAGRS 106 -Geospatial Modelling for Environment
    Introduction; II. Geospatial Modelling for Decision Making 1. Decision Support 2. Decision Making in GIS 3. Uncertainty Management; III. Land Use Change and Modelling; IV. Ecosystem Management and Modelling; V. Global Environment and Modelling 1. Issues on Global Environment and Climate Change 2. Datasets for Global Environment 3. Geospatial Modelling for Climate Change Adaptation
  7. DAGRS 107 -Advanced Application Development In GIS
    I. Introduction to Application Development in GIS; II. GIS Databases; III. ArcGIS Structure and Geostatistical analysis; IV. Spatial Analyst – Interpolation Techniques; V. 2D - 3D Spatial Surface Generation; VI. Geocoding and Network Analysis; VII. Digital Elevation Modelling; VIII. Customization and Automation in GIS; IX. GIS on Internet; X. Health GIS XI. Mobile GIS (1. Mobile tools in ArcGIS 2. Base map creation)
  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 Development Studies and International Relations (DSIR)

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. Development Theories
     Governance & Political Development; Institutionalisation; Economics & Politics; The Economic Models; The Huntington Model; Alternative Models; Corporatism; The Civic Culture; The Systems Theory (The Organic Analogy); Structural Functionalism
  2. Development Theories : A Comparative Analysis
    A. The Quest for Growth (The Financial Gap; Investment in Physical and Human capital; Structural Adjustments; New Economic Theory)  B. Four Approaches to the Classic Theories of Development (Linear-Stages-of-Growth Model; Theories & Patterns of Structural Change; International-Dependence Revolution; Neo-Classical, Free –market Counterrevolution)•
  3. Transactions Costs, Collective Action & Institutions
    Costs of Transacting & Challenges; Components of Transacting Costs; Collective Actions; Impact of Collective Actions; Institutions & Assets (property rights, laws & policies)
  4. Recent Development Thinkingl
    Systems Thinking Approach in Development; Role of Human Capital in Development Process; Importance of Institutional Differences; Rule of Law; Easy of Doing Business in a Country; Enforceable Property Rights; Minimization of Policy Distortions; Free Flowing of Information
  5. Leadership and Development in Africa
    Overview of Leadership; Leadership in Africa Historical Perspective; Influences on Leadership in Africa; Leadership Crisis in Africa; Types of Leaders; Limits of Western Management & leadership Theories; Beyond Hofstede’s Theory of Cross-Cultural Management; Connotations/Meanings/Impacts of African Leadership; The Africa We Dream, Desire & Deserve
  6. Projects and Development
    Overview of Projects & Programs; Types of Projects; Project Lifecycle; Importance of Projects in Development; Factors for Project Success or Failures; Bottom-up Approach in Community Development
  7. International Relations
    A. Political: States, IGOs & NGOs (Traditional-States Only; Non-Traditional. B. Economic: Multinational Corporations (Trade in Goods; Financial Services; Remittances; Sanctions; Drug Trade. C. Social/Cultural: Ideas & Individuals (Migration; Tourism; Professional Organisations; Human Rights; Adoptions; Religion. D. From Inter-National Policies to Global Affairs
  8. Theories of International Relations
    Theories & Facts; Positivism; Normativism ; Nau’s Approach; Three Perspectives (Power, Institutions & Ideas); Three Theories (Realism, Institutionalism & Constructivism/Idealism); The Who, What, Why & How Questions
  9. Understanding International Relations
    Diplomacy & Protocol; the Media; Cross-Cutting Issues; Different Theoretical Perspectives (Conservative, liberal, & Revolutionary World Views); The Actors on the World Stage; Levels of Analysis; 9 Different regions of the world; Comparison Illuminate data; Today in History.

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. DPLTM 101 -Supply Chain Management
    Overview of Supply Chain Management; Supply Chain Theories and Practices, SCM Framework, Components of SCM; Warehouse/stores management; Global View of SCM;
  2. 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
  3. DLPTM 103 Transport
    Overview of Transport Management, Major Transportation Modes, Transport Planning, fleet Management, Transport Tracking & Security, Modal Competition, Integrated Transportation Systems, Intermodal Transportation, Containerization, Transportation Policy, Mass Transit
  4. DLPTM 104 Procurement Principles & Practice
    Overview of Procurement; Procurement Cycle, Procurement Laws & Models, Practices & The Law, The ‘Basic Four’, Purchasing & Procurement Process, Local Procurement Office (LPO), Procurement Cross-Cutting Issues, Dispute Resolutions; Purchase & Supply; Import & Export
  5. DLPTM 105 Global Sourcing (GS)
    Overview of global sourcing; From International to Global Sourcing; Counter-trades; Trade Zones; GS Plan, GS Benefits; Extent & Complexity of GS Strategy; Value Chain & Functional Interface; Emerging Markets; Risk Mitigation; Worldwide Sourcing; Barriers to Worldwide Sourcing; Overcoming Barriers; GS Success Factors; Custom Clearing Documentations; Incoterms; Legal Issues, Letters of Credit
  6. DLPTM 106 Customs Clearing & Freight Forwarding
    Customs Legislation & Procedures (CLP)-The Main Books of Reference; Completion of Bill of Entry; Tariff Classification; Calculation of Duties, VAT & Valuation; Rebates; Refunds; Remissions; Query Resolution; Offenses & Penalties; Import & Export Controls; Deferred Clearances; RIBs; RITs  Freight Forwarding Practice (FFP)-Introduction; International Freight Forwarder & the Freight Business; ICT in Forwarding; Insurance; Logistics; Customs Procedures; Modes of Transport
  7. DLPTM 107 Operations and Supply Excellence
    Pricing Analytics and Revenue Management (Pricing Analytics Models)  Overview of Operations & Supply Excellence; Quality Management Systems; Advanced logistics Partnership (ALP) Model; Operations/ Supply excellence; Challenges & Constraints
  8. DLPTM 108 Strategic Management of Operations
    Traditional Operations Strategies; Modern Operations Strategies; Strategic Operations & Management ;Strategic decisions & business Relationships in the Operations; Operations Systems and Models;
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 - Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK
    Overview of PMBOK; The Project Management Framework (Introduction, The Project Management Context, The Management Processes -Product-Oriented Processes & Group Processes); Project Management Knowledge Areas; Project Portfolio; Project Success; Enterprise Success
  2. DPPME 102 -Project Processes Group (Project Lifecycle)
    Overview of Group Processes (Inputs, Tools & Techniques, Outputs); Processes Interaction; Initiating processes; Planning Processes; Executing Processes; Controlling Processes; Closing Processes  Enterprise Environmental Factors ( internal and External Factors); Project Notebook Contents
  3. DPPME 103 - Project Initiating Processes
    Project Tools & Techniques; PESTLEG; Stakeholders Analysis & Identification; Stakeholder Engagement; Problem Tree Analysis; Goal/Vision Formation; Opportunity Cost Analysis; Marketing Analysis; Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); Project Appraisal; Project Charter/Concept Paper
  4. DPPME 104 -Project Planning Processes
    Core Processes (Scope; Time; Cost; Risk)-SOW, WBS, RAM, CPM, Gantt, Resource Plan, Budget, Risk Plan  Facilitating Processes (Quality; Human Resources; Procurement; Communication)  Integration (Project Charter; Project Management Plan; Implementation Plan; Integrated Change control Plan)
  5. DPPME 105 - Project Resources Mobilisation and Proposal Writing
    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; Evaluation Reports; Sponsor/Donor Reports Formats
  6. DPPME 106 -Project Executing Processes
    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 107 -Project Monitoring and Controlling Processes
    Integrated Change Control; Scope Verification; Scope Change Control; Schedule Control; Cost Control; Quality Control; Performance Reporting; Risk Monitoring & Control  Overview of M&E; Monitoring Framework; Evaluation Techniques; Types of Evaluation
  8. DPPME 108 -Project Closing Processes
    Contract Closeout; Administrative Closure; Final Project Report; Evaluating Project Success  Sharing Lessons Learned (Lessons Learned Database; Continuous Improvement Recommendations)
  9. DPPME 109 - Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR)
    • Main Concepts of CSR; Seven Principles of CSR; Seven Core Subjects of CSR; Key Issues in CSR; Three Levels of CSR; CSR Different Areas Involved; CSR Management; ISO 26000; CSR Pillars; Directors Duties & CSR
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. 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
  6. DECD 106 Community Engagement and Integration Management
    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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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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