2011 Course Catalogue

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Why choose CAFS courses?

The Centre for African Family Studies (CAFS)  has over thirty years experience in programmes in the area of Reproductive Health (RH) and HIV & AIDS with focus on Advocacy, Behaviour Change Communication and Counseling (BCC) , Management and Leadership, HIV & AIDS Treatment, Care and Support, HIV & AIDS Community-based/Home-based Care and Support, Community-based Reproductive Health Services, Youth Reproductive Health and HIV & AIDS, Gender and Empowerment, Population and Development.

World Class Experience

Since 1975, CAFS has trained over 14,000 policy makers (including Parliamentarians and Ministers), senior organisational and programme executives, research and evaluation managers and officers, programme managers and service providers. CAFS has conducted courses or technical assistance assignments in 41 African countries and has received participants from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and every country in Africa.


Over 23 Course Topics Available On-Demand

CAFS offers annual courses that are on a yearly schedule and offered in Nairobi, Lome, Abuja, and Addis Ababa as well as  several courses that are offered on demand. Clients can chose from twenty-three courses related to Health Systems Strengthening and Service Provision, Research and Measurement, and Organizational Development.


Adult Learning Environment

CAFS training helps reproductive health and HIV & AIDS decision makers to meet Africa’s current challenges. The training approach is flexible and incorporates highly participatory and experiential training methods that suitable to adult learning, such as plenary discussions, group work, and case studies. CAFS’ practical and work-related training enables participants to immediately transfer their new skills into their work environment. Trainees develop project proposals and action plans that seek solutions to problems they want to resolve in their respective countries.


Customized Courses

If you do not find a course that fits your exact needs, CAFS can provide courses in English or French that are tailored to your needs of your organization. CAFS technical staff work closely with clients to ensure that the needs of the organization and the employees are met and the expected outputs of the course are fulfilled. Customized courses allow the user to not only select content but also to choose between formal and informal approaches to training and to set parameters such as duration, selection and use of materials, participant skills level and training environment.  All CAFS courses comprise of a number of modules that can be easily adapted to meet the needs of the requesting agency.


Support Systems for Knowledge Application

To ensure that the knowledge gained from the course is applied on job, CAFS technical staff not only follow-up with participants but also provide four hours of free technical assistance. All course participants are required to produce an action plan that demonstrates how the knowledge gained through the course experience will effect change in their respective organizations.


Our goal is to build superior capacity to ensure effective management of health, population and development programmes and organizations. We look forward to working with you to strengthen health services in Africa.