Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental and Sustainable Development.

Course Overview

Poverty and the deterioration of the natural environment are the two most pressing problems facing humanity today. In order to meet development needs and eradicate poverty, it is vital to utilize natural resources in a sustainable manner while minimizing their depletion and pollution. Some 1.3 billion people worldwide live on less than US$1 per day, while 80 per cent of the world’s resources are consumed by 20 per cent of the world’s population. If everyone were to live like those 20 per cent, we would need four planets to provide all the resources necessary.

A post graduate diploma in Environment and sustainable development is aimed generating and contributing to solutions for global environmental challenges. In particular, it targets the interaction between human activities and the natural environment, and its implications for sustainable development It brings pressing issues to the forefront of international discussion. The basic issues of human survival, development and welfare are at the core of the themes covered within the realm of the ESD Programme.

Course Modules

  • Fundamentals of Sustainable Community Development
  • Principles of Environmental Planning and Management
  • Global Warming and Climate Change
  • Culture and Environmental Conservation
  • Waste Management Planning
  • Urban Ecology and Pollution
  • Environmental Risk and Hazard Management
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Development goals
  • Dimensions of Sustainable Development
  • The three pillars of sustainability: Economic, environment and Social
  • Measuring sustainability
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Equity and Sustainable Development
  • Way forward to achieving Sustainable Development

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Enrolled: 24 students
Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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