Community Mobilization, Empowerment and Poverty Reduction

Develop capacity to implement and manage effective community-based activities and projects


1 week


30 hours





$400 (USD)


Charges comprise the following:

Local Expenses Fee:

    • Non-Resident Accommodation: $75 – $175 (USD) *
    • Single Occupancy Accommodation: $175 – $250 (USD) *
    • Double Occupancy Accommodation: $165 – $235 (USD) *

* – varies depending on the venue and region

Covering: Full board and lodging, including refreshments, transport from and to the airport, social coordinators on site, computer and Internet facilities, medical insurance, registration fee, study tours and material.

The above does not cover airfare or tuition.

Tuition Fee:

    • $400 (USD)

We only process applications from candidates with the funding to cover the local expenses fee and air fare. We invite you to subscribe to our mailing list for updates on future opportunities, if you are currently unable to source this funding.


The objective of this module is to equip participants with the skills needed for community mobilization and empowerment. Community mobilization is the cornerstone of rural and urban development and poverty alleviation programmes. Community mobilization is a powerful instrument in delivering programmes aimed at strengthening human and institutional development at local level. Community mobilization strengthens participation of rural poor in local decision-making, improves their access to social and production services and efficiency in the use of locally available resources, and enhances opportunities for asset-building by the poorest of the poor.

In particular, this unit underscores the importance of increasing poor peoples’ access to opportunity, security, and empowerment for economic growth and poverty reduction. Community mobilization and empowerment is the expansion of assets and capabilities of poor people to participate in, negotiate with, influence, control, and hold accountable institutions that affect their lives. Empowering poor men and women requires the removal of formal and informal institutional barriers that prevent them from taking action to improve their well-being – individually or collectively – and limit their choices. This unit will also examine the principles of community mobilization and empowerment.


None. This REPARED module provides a comprehensive and cohesive approach to community mobilization, empowerment and poverty reduction regardless of background and level of experience.

Who Should Attend?

    • Staff from international and local NGOs
    • Staff whose roles involve developing proposals for fundraising
    • Donor organisations
    • Support organisations
    • Civil society umbrella bodies
    • Researchers and consultants
    • Government institutions
    • Small businesses
    • CBOs
    • Managers
    • Program/ Project coordinators
    • Report Writers
    • Religious organisations
    • Anyone faced with challenges of raising resources for their organisation

What you'll learn?

The training will equip participants with skills in resource mobilization, business planning and proposal writing in order to promote their activities, services and benefits. The training seeks to build and enhance the capacity of participants to actively mobilize resources in order to meet the increasing challenges facing them and their institutions. It will help participants to gain an understanding of resource mobilization principles and practices. Participants will learn the time-tested principles that govern the resource mobilization process and fundamentals that lead to resource mobilization success.

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

    • Know how we fare in fighting global poverty
    • Gain a understanding of various common measurements of poverty and inequality
    • Appreciate the ongoing debates on poverty-related issues
    • Understand some poverty reduction policy practices and options
    • Identify the key drivers of poverty and the key challenges ahead

What's Included?

In addition to the world-class training, participants also receive:

    • A comprehensive course workbook – which is yours to keep
    • Supplemental materials incl. exercise files
    • A personalized Certificate of Completion
    • CEU (Continuing Education Unit) credits
    • Post course telephone support

Course Outline

Principles of Community Mobilisation

Social Assessment

Stakeholder Analysis

Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PM&E)

    • Monitoring & Evaluation
    • Principles of PM&E
    • Steps in the Development and Implementation of a PM&E
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