EUIABS Center for Continuing Education

Welcome to EUIABS

Center for Continuing Education

Learning new skills through continuing education is key to being prepared for a career transition. Many professions require continuing education because they have specific training that is crucial to their success. Without this education, there’s no way for you to qualify for or succeed in a position. Continuing education is a valuable element to your résumé. For many jobs it is a direct qualification requirement to have a certain amount of education. Overall, continuing education is considered a way for professionals to keep abreast of their fields so they don’t lag behind.

Goal of ERuDeF Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development

Continuing education is required for workers to stay current with the latest developments, skills, and new technologies required for their fields. Certain professions also require continuing education to comply with laws, remain licensed or certified, or maintain membership in an association or licensing body. Graduate studies bridge the gap and upgrade them to close the gap between theoretical studies and professional know-how in the job market.

Common Types of Continuing Education:

• Professional Degrees (associate, bachelor’s or graduate)
• Professional Certification.
• On-the-job Training.
• Corporate Training and Universities.
• Extension Schools.
• Language Certification.

Importance of Continuing Education

1. Increases your chances for promotion
2. Increases your salary
3. Increases your ability to make a career transition
4. Improves your image and marketability
5. Increases personal development
6. Improves your lifestyle
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EUI Center for Continuing education generally offers post-secondary learning programs that adults pursue after formal education. This can vary from seminars or one-time classes to online courses and entire degree programs. Some professions require continuing education in a variety of ways. Some of these requirements come in the form of yearly classes or tests to keep you up on changes in your organization. Other professions require continuing education in the form of advanced degrees, which prepare you for new responsibilities and opportunities. Still other professions require attendance at conferences or lectures to help employees learn from other experts in their field. Some of EUI short courses includes the following

 Conservation (Biodiversity and Protected Area Management)

Overview: The conservation of biodiversity has to do with, the identification and preservations of biomes, specifically speaking and biological species in general. This is not only a local but a global challenge, and needs that scientists should have a tough understanding of organisms and ecosystems as well as how they respond to threat natural or artificial. In this program, students will explore the natural world from individuals to populations, communities to ecosystems and will be able to examine how organisms interact with each other and the environment, and the effects of human activities on this interactions. Methods and approaches on biodiversity restoration will offer a sound cultural, scientific and technological background to enable the students stay in contact with real situations either in the lab or on-site.

Goal:

To train proficient conservationists (Park Managers, Bio-monitors, Conservation Researchers, and related disciplines).This will be done by linking theory to practice through the different training methods (workshops, field trips, seminars, lectures) as well as providing a link between the practicing and the learning communities- guest speakers and career models.

Objectives:
Programs:

1) Protected Area Management: This program seeks to educate students on how to protect and conserve areas that have recognized natural, ecological or cultural values. There are several kinds of protected areas, which vary by level of protection depending on the enabling laws of each country or the regulations of the international organizations involved.
2) Agroforestry and Agroecology: This program seeks to educate students on how to manage and integrate trees, crops and/or livestock on the same plot of land that can be an integral component of productive agriculture. It includes existing native forests and forests established by landholders. It is a flexible program involving both small and large-sized land holdings.

 Environmental Education:

The Environmental Education program trains students on how to live and develop sustainable strategies to protect the environment. It helps students to develop an understanding of living in the physical environment and how to resolve challenging environmental issues affecting nature.

Applied Forestry Sciences:

This program educates students on how forestry is related to the management, care, use of forest product and how it can be conserved for human needs such as sustainable conservation of forest products and the management of forest for recreation and other human uses.

Gender and Conservation

This is a double major degree program with concentration in women and gender studies, and conservation sciences. This program seeks to train students on how to involve women, men and youths in natural resource management.

Philanthropy and Civil Society

Overview: This is a double major degree program that seeks to train a new generation of non-profit leaders with exceptional expertise in fundraising development and NGO management. It enhances the transfer of values such as equity, inclusiveness, diversity and passion for giving. It integrates knowledge and understanding from education, health, social services, environment, animals, the arts and religion.

Programs
1) NGO management
2) Philanthropy
3) Fundraising and grantsmanship
objectives
To focus research on philanthropy and civil society in Cameroon and Africa.
To enhance the practice and effectiveness of philanthropy in Africa.
To strengthen civil society through education, research practice and leadership in Africa.
To train certified fundraisers and non-profit leaders. EUIABS Center on philanthropy and Civil society specializes in giving, volunteerism, non profit entrepreneurship by individual donors, foundations, government and corporation.

Geomatic Studies

Overview: This program seeks to give a strong theoretical and excellent hand-on- skills to enable trainees to explore professionally rewarding careers (Forestry, Conservation, Agriculture, Civil Engineering, Health, Humanitarian, Mining etc) in other to meet the challenges of cartography, GIS and remote sensing in the world. Students are also open to minors in areas such as, Forestry, Computer sciences, environmental science or surveying.

Programs

Geomatic Engineering

 

Short term training program

 Center for GIS and Remote sensing: 

This programme seeks to educate students on how the geographic information system framework collects, manages, and analyzes data. Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. ​With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations helping users make smart decisions. Courses include;

  • Introduction to Cartography and geographic information System
  • Monitoring forest cover using Remote Sensing
  • GIS in natural resource management
  • GIS in natural disaster management
  • GIS application in health
  • GIS application in Humanitarian management
  • GIS application in mining
  • GIS application in civil engineering.

Mountain Studies: This programme seeks to educate students on the interdisciplinary study of the physical, chemical, geological aspects of mountain regions, the study of the lifestyles and economic concerns of people living in these regions. Courses here include;

  • Basic Mountaineering
  • Mountain skills
  • Mountains and Biodiversity
  • Mountain Protection

Development and Communication (Environmental Journalism): The main aim of this program is to educate students on how to collect, verify, produce, distribute and exhibit information regarding current events, trends, and issues associated with the environment. To be an environmental journalist, one must have an understanding of scientific language. The individual needs to put to use their knowledge of historic environmental events. One must have the ability to follow environmental policy decisions and environmental organizations. An environmental journalist should have a general understanding of current environmental concerns and the ability to communicate information to the public in a way that is easily understood. Courses here include the following;

  • Environmental Documentary
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Environmental Filmmaking
  • Environmental Photography
  • Sylviculture
  • Forest Inventory
  • Landscape Governance
  • Climate change and carbon forest
  • Community and social forest
  • Forestry governance.

 Applied Social Research: This program will provide students with a broad foundation in social science and the skills necessary to design, conduct, interpret, evaluate and present quantitative and qualitative research integral to understanding complex social phenomena. This programme will also provide students with core skills in the use of computer technology and software, data analysis, oral, written, visual communication abilities. Graduates will be prepared to work as researchers and data analyst in a wide range of careers including business, marketing and finance, education, local and state government, non-profit organizations, and social service agencies. Courses here include;

  • Introduction to Applied Research
  • Research Methodology
  • Statistics and Research
  • Environmental Reporting

Ecotourism: This programme seeks to educate students on the responsible travel of tourist to conserve the environment and improves the well-being of local people. Also the objective of ecotourism is to minimize the negative impact brought about by tourism on the environment. The idea is to focus on uniting conservation, communities and sustainable development through the means of travel. Courses here include:

  • Eco-tour Management
  • Ecotourism Tour Guide
  • Bush Craft Tour Guide
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture and the Environment

Philanthropy: The purpose of this programme is to educate interested students to learn and improve the well being of humankind by preventing and solving social problems. Philanthropy focuses on eliminating social problems. Courses here include;

  • Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Global Social Entrepreneurship
  • Human Capital Strategy
  • Essentials of Nonprofit Strategy
  • Setting Up a Nonprofit Board
  • Creating a Theory of Change
  • Establishing Effective Partnerships
  • Results-Based Financing
  • Stakeholder Engagement Strategy
  • Unlocking Your Organization’s Potential: Capacity Building
  • Developing an Operating Budget
  • Branding
  • Financial Modeling for the Social Sector.
  • NGO Administration and Leadership
  • Non Profit Finance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising: This programme is designed to educate students on the process of soliciting financial support which is an essential way for most nonprofits to bring in revenue for their organization’s mission. It also consists of ways for charitable organizations to build relationships, bring in foundation support, and attract new donors.
  • Civil Society and Fundraising Leadership
  • Fundraising Management
  • Fundraising Leadership
  • Non-profit Executive Leadership
  • Current Affairs Fundraising
  • Corporate Giving
  • Foundation Giving
  • Government Giving
  • Individual Giving
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Our Mission

  • Development and Communication (Environmental Journalism): The main aim of this program is to educate students on how to collect, verify, produce, distribute and exhibit information regarding current events, trends, and issues associated with the environment. To be an environmental journalist, one must have an understanding of scientific language. The individual needs to put to use their knowledge of historic environmental events. One must have the ability to follow environmental policy decisions and environmental organizations. An environmental journalist should have a general understanding of current environmental concerns and the ability to communicate information to the public in a way that is easily understood. Courses here include the following;
  • Environmental Documentary
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Environmental Filmmaking
  • Environmental Photography
  • Sylviculture
  • Forest Inventory
  • Landscape Governance
  • Climate change and carbon forest
  • Community and social forest
  • Forestry governance.

Our Goal

To develop and grow one of the leading providers of forestry and biodiversity education institutions in Africa in terms of research and science based training.

Our Promise

Be part of a team that will not only open you up to opportunities in the field of conservation but will open your minds and hearts to protect the world in which we live.

Contact Us

Civil Society Building, Co-Cathedral Road Buea, South-West Region The Republic of Cameroon, Central Africa

(+237 ) 674 79 69 46

continuingeducation@erudefinstitute.org

info@erudefinstitute.org