Welcome to the Project Management for Humanitarian and Development Professionals (PMD Pro).
In this course you will learn how to optimise international project investments and improve your professional project management skills in the development/humanitarian sector. PMD Pro is aligned with existing internationally recognised project management standards and includes components specific to the NGO sector.
This course is also available in Arabic.

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Is this course for me?
This course is suitable for humanitarians and development professionals of any level of seniority, who would like to develop their project management skills.

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How will I benefit from this course?
By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Organise your work in a way that will make you more effective
  • Articulate what is in your project scope, what is out of scope, and why
  • Develop an accurate schedule and employ techniques to effectively manage it
  • Identify, analyse, and engage stakeholders
  • Define roles and responsibilities for your project team
  • Assess project risks and develop strategies for responding


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How long will it take?
 It should take you around 7 hours to complete.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes, you will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the course modules. 

Please note that in order to achieve certified status you will need to sit the official PMD Pro exam, which is not available on Kaya. You can find the exam via the APMG website - it is run by many organisations, and you will need to pay a fee to the organisation that you book with. However, this course will certainly help you to prepare for your exam!
The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on the       Join course        button at the top of this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.