Rural Development and Resilience Livelihoods Course


There are particular issues and characteristics that must be understood and taken into account in order to address rural development. How should the resources available in the rural setup contribute to development. Improving livelihoods is connected with SME’s and entrepreneurship development. This training program focuses on the relationship that should be enhanced in the rural setup for development to be achieved.


10 Days


This course is intended for various actors in the agriculture such as agricultural extension officials, policymakers as well as other professionals working in disaster preparedness and response with the governments, funding agencies, research organizations and non-government organizations among others for Agriculture support activities and other Development programs.


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Face to Face Schedules By Location
Nairobi Schedules:
Code Date Duration Location Fees
RDR006 16 Oct 2023 - 27 Oct 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
RDR006 20 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
RDR006 11 Dec 2023 - 22 Dec 2023 10 days Nairobi, Kenya KES 150,000 | USD 2,200 Register
Kigali Schedules:
Mombasa Schedules:
Nakuru Schedules:
Kisumu Schedules:
Naivasha Schedules:
Virtual Trainer Led Schedules
Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for a virtual schedule.
Code Date Duration Period Fees

Contact Us on (+254) 715 077 817 / (+254) 792 516 000 or email us [email protected] for E-Learning course.


By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand how to improve and develop livelihoods in rural settings.
  • Engagement in SME’s and the private sector
  • Develop entrepreneurship to increase their revenue streams.
  • Reduce poverty through rural development and entrepreneurship
  • Plan how to put up agricultural infrastructure and adopt agricultural practices that contribute to resilience.
  • Improve home-based livelihood opportunities for the rural poor.
  • Develop and strengthen community-based livelihoods management and disaster preparedness and response mechanisms
  • Collection action at the community level that encourages community participation in the governance of resource.
  • Apply the use of renewable energy in the rural setting.


Livelihood Improvement & Development

  •  Sustainable Rural Development
  •  cross-section of best practice in crisis countries
  •  Regional Focused Dialogue Session
  •  Question & Answer Session

SME’s & Private Sector Development

• A Success Story from a crisis country

  •  Public-Private Partnership Approach (PPP) in SME development
  •  Challenges for the SMEs: From a business perspective
  •  Strategic Planning in the development of a sustainable SME model.
  •  Simulation: Thinking, planning and developing an effective national policy for SME


  •  Entrepreneurship Development Initiatives & Eco-Systems in development country
  • Techno-preneurship: Success Stories from crisis countries
  •  Emerging, Vertical Sector Opportunities in crisis countries
  •  Mitigating Risks & Funding Startup Enterprises
  •  Livelihood Entrepreneurship in the Field of Solar Energy

Rural Development

  •  Rural Development in crisis country, Challenges & Poverty Alleviation Initiatives
  •  Sector Focused Dialogue Session (ex: Infrastructure, amenities, ICT Services. etc.)

Local Governance

  •  Introduction, Best Practices, and Challenges & Initiatives in a crisis context
  •  Building Community Based Institution in a crisis context
  •  Bottom-Up Planning & Strengthening Community Participation
  •  Resource Mobilization & Participatory Budgeting
  •  Gender Responsive Participation

Rural Solar Development

  •  Using of Renewable Energy in the Humanitarian Context to Help Affected Communities Through Decentralization of Access to Energy
  •   Bioenergy, Solar Thermal & Households Cooking Solutions

Course Administration Details:


The instructor-led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials, and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected].  

Mob: +254 715 077 817


This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254715077817,  (+254) 792 516 000
 +250 789 621 067  or mail [email protected] or [email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on/before course start date.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]

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