An intensive professional development training course on

Rural Planning and Development

05-09 Aug 2024
Dubai - UAE
10-14 Feb 2025
Dubai - UAE
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Why Choose this Training Course?

The Rural Planning and Development course is a 5-day training program designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of rural planning processes, strategies, and best practices. This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to support sustainable rural development and address the challenges faced by rural communities. Through a combination of theoretical learning, case studies, and practical exercises, participants will gain insights into rural planning principles, participatory approaches, rural infrastructure, livelihoods, and natural resource management.

What are the Goals?

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

  • Understand the principles and concepts of rural planning and development
  • Familiarize participants with the challenges and opportunities in rural areas
  • Develop skills in participatory planning and community engagement
  • Explore strategies for sustainable rural infrastructure development
  • Enhance knowledge of rural livelihoods and natural resource management
  • Foster collaboration and stakeholder engagement for effective rural planning

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This will include an interactive mixture of lecture-led learning & group discussions.

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Rural development practitioners seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in rural planning and development
  • Professionals from government agencies and NGOs engaged in rural development and community empowerment
  • Planners and architects involved in rural infrastructure and land use planning
  • Researchers and academics studying rural planning and development
  • Individuals interested in contributing to the improvement of rural areas and the well-being of rural communities

The Course Content

Day One: Introduction to Rural Planning and Development
  • Overview of rural planning and its importance for sustainable development
  • Understanding the challenges and opportunities in rural areas
  • Analyzing the key elements of effective rural planning processes
Day Two: Participatory Planning and Community Engagement
  • Principles and techniques for participatory planning in rural areas
  • Engaging communities in the planning and decision-making process
  • Promoting social inclusion and equity in rural development initiatives
Day Three: Rural Infrastructure and Services
  • Planning and developing rural infrastructure and services
  • Assessing rural transportation, water supply, energy, and communication needs
  • Strategies for improving access to quality infrastructure in rural areas
Day Four: Rural Livelihoods and Natural Resource Management
  • Understanding rural livelihoods and promoting sustainable economic activities
  • Natural resource management and conservation in rural areas
  • Climate change and its impact on rural communities and resources
Day Five: Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration for Rural Planning
  • Importance of stakeholder engagement and collaboration in rural planning
  • Building partnerships among government agencies, NGOs, and local communities
  • Developing action plans for sustainable rural planning and development

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the course


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