PDC provides training; research; and mentorship in the following areas:

(a) Participatory Development Approaches

  • Participatory Techniques for Community Development
  • Participatory Learning and Action (PLA/PRA) methodologies
  • Management of Community Based Organizations
  • Training of Facilitators/Trainers (TOF/TOT) for development workers
  • Advocacy and Lobbying
  • Gender Mainstreaming in Development
  • Peace Building Initiatives, Conflict Resolution and Management

(b) Organizational/Institutional Development

  • Organizational Development (OD) Training
  • Organizational Capacity Assessment
  • Strategic Planning as a Tool for Organizational Growth and Restructuring
  • Leadership and Governance in Development
  • Training Needs Assessment and Adult centered Curriculum Development
  • Mentorship of CBO/INGO
  • NGO Management
  • Conflict Resolution and Management
  • Development of organizational Policies, Systems and Procedures
  • Team Building and Communication Skills
  • Development of Facilitation Guides and Training Manuals
  • Mentorship of Young Development Professionals

(c) Project Design, development and implementation

  • Resource Mobilization and Fund raising strategies
  • Project Design and Planning using the Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
  • Project Proposal Development
  • Project Cycle Management

(d) Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Results Based Project Management
  • Result Oriented Report Writing
  • Rights Based Project Planning
(e) Participatory Research
  • Baseline and Feasibility studies
  • Operational Research
  • Participatory Social Studies
(f) Livelihood Enhancement
  • Micro Enterprise Development
  • Micro Savings and Credit Schemes
  • Food Security
  • Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
  • Functional Adult Literacy
  • HIV/AIDS and Development
(g) Youth Development
  • Life Skills Training
  • Reproductive health trip for Adolescents
  • Youth in Leadership and Development
  • Youth and Conflicts in Society
  • Managing Youth Organizations for Development
(h) Child Protection and Development
  • Right based Programming
  • Child Rights
  • Child Abuse
  • Participatory Child Focused Assessment
  • Child Protection
  • Child Focused Strategic Planning
(i) Preventive Health
  • Management of community based Health providers' organizations
  • Community Based Management of HIV / AIDS
  • Community Based Management of water and sanitation
  • Community Based Management of Orphaned and Vulnerable children Support Programmes
  • Community Based Nutrition, Health and Development