Hetta Institute for International Development (HIID) is a USA-based professional educational corporation specializing in human capacity building. The Institute specializes in helping the mid and senior-level executives, particularly those from the developing countries, to upgrade their skills. HIID was founded in 2001 and registered with Arizona Corporation Commission, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Hetta Institute for International Development is also registered with the New Jersey Department of the Treasury Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services. HIID also partners with the Center for Executive Training and International Development (CETID), a professional training provider in sustainable development, registered and based in Manhattan, New York City, USA    Since 2001, HIID has provided short term training courses to hundreds of high-ranking government and corporate officials.

Course Description:

The crucial role played by women in the rural community in sustainable development is well acknowledged. The objective of this course is to introduce participants to current critical issues of gender within the context of social economic development. Studies show that “women are half the world’s population, yet they do two-thirds of the world’s work, earn one-tenth of the world’s income, and own less than one-hundredth of the world’s property”. Some issues examined in this course include the nature of poverty, gender division of labor, industrialization, economic injustice, women’s rights, and contributions to rural development.

Course Learning Objectives:

This short course aims to equip project officers in international development the tools to succeed in achieving their organizational goals.

Course Content:

The course is delivered in a workshop setting facilitated by seasoned professional facilitators with practical experience. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies, group projects, problem-solving exercise, etc. Assessment of the participants’ performance is through effective class participation, group presentation, group projects, and class attendance.

The “Gender Issues and Sustainable Development: Strengthening African and Government Programs” Course has some of the following key areas of learning:

  • Overview of gender issues and women in development
  • Development issues and challenges in the new millennium
  • The role of state and society in development management
  • Review of participants’ knowledge of existing leadership development programs for African women and the role the African women play in sustainable development
  • Why gender issues matter in development?
  • Demonstration of case histories of African women leaders who have made a difference in their respective communities through political participation and social programs
  • Overview of women’s role in the development
  • Economic justice and human rights
  • Solutions to economic injustice
  • Best Practices in Poverty Alleviation
  • Enterprise development – cooperative opportunities, microcredit
  • Women and the fight against the HIV/AIDS crisis
  • Computer training with a brand new laptop computer to take home
  • Field trips

Learning Outcome:

At the end of this course, participants are expected to have a deeper understanding on a variety of issues concerning women in the context of development.

Learning Methodology:

The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, group discussion, case studies, problem-solving exercise, and group presentations. Active participation is required and key to the success of the workshops. Other methods used in this course include case studies and lecturing. Assessment is through effective class participation, group presentation, group projects, and class attendance.

Who should attend?

Project officers, policymakers, and individuals who are interested in acquiring new knowledge in current thinking in gender issues and development may attend the course. At the completion of this course, participants should have a deeper understanding of gender analysis of development.

Course Duration:

2 weeks

Training Locations and Scheduled Dates:

Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA: Jun 15-26; Oct 19-30, 2022 Washington DC, USA:

Course Materials:

Include PowerPoint presentation slides, carefully selected reading materials, exercises, case studies, reading references, and a laptop computer.

Registration Fees:

The course fee is $4600 USD for two weeks. The course fee covers the following: instruction, course materials, one brand new laptop computer to take home, administration expenses, field trips, cultural programs, and miscellaneous program-related expenses.

How to Register:

To participate in this course, the applicant must:
  • 1. Send a completed application form
  • 2. Have a bachelor’s degree/or have relevant work experience at senior management level
  • 3. Be nominated by the head of his/her department
  • 4. Be a senior member of the organization
  • 5. Demonstrate a devoted interest in the course
  • 6. Have proof of English proficiency
  • 7. Demonstrate proof of financial sponsorship for the course