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CHSUD JOURNAL

The CHSUD journal provides a medium for the dissemination of information on research outcomes and best practices on new approaches and/or strategies for managing human settlements for liveability and sustainability. The journal therefore provides bases for the academic community, professionals, policy makers, government officials, practitioners in the built environments and city managers.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF PAPERS FOR CHSUD JOURNAL
The journal accepts well researched papers, including case studies, from all disciplines in Environmental Sciences and other disciplines or subject areas related to the built environment. However, papers to be considered for a specific publication in its biannual editions (June and December) should fall within the theme and sub – themes specified. The theme and sub – themes for the next edition are as specified below:
Theme: Enhancing quality of life in African Cities/The state of Africa Cities
Sub-themes:

(i)    Architectural Styles in African Cities
(ii)    Management of Building Projects
(iii)    Low Income Housing Finance in Urban Areas
(iv)    Sustenance of Urban Basic Services
(v)    Good Urban Governance
(vi)    Urban Security and Livability in Cities
(vii)    Partnerships in Urban Slum Management.
Submission of Papers
1    All manuscripts should be submitted to the editor, CHSUD journal.
2    Journal papers should carry the name of author(s), Title of paper, Abstract, 5 keywords in alphabetical order, page numbering, all figures, tables and plates must carry their sources. Referencing in APA format.
3    Three hard copies of paper should be forwarded to the editor with a letter of undertaking that the work is not under consideration elsewhere and that it will not be sent to another journal until final decision has been made on it.
In addition to three hard copies, an electronic version of the paper should be forwarded to CHSUD e-mail. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Assessment/Administrative fees:
#3,000.00 Payable to CHSUD journal
Account Number: 0030110000536410
Intercontinental Bank PLC, Minna Branch.
Publication Fee: #7000 payable to the above account after positive assessment.

Address for Correspondence,
The editor,
CHSUD Journal,
Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development.
Federal University of Technology
P.M.B. 65, Minna,
Niger State, Nigeria.



POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT (PPPUE)
The philosophy and mandate of the PPPUE programme is to train students on the principles, strategies and the workings of PPP in project development, finance and management. The post graduate diploma (PGD) in PPPUE is designed to develop skills in public private partnership in the delivery of Urban Basic Services with a view to increasing the access of urban poor to basic services. It focuses on exploring a whole spectrum of possible relationship between public and private actors for the corporative provision of infrastructure facilities and services.
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of the programme are to:
1.    Provide the trainees with skills in effectiveness of establishing cooperation between the public and private sectors.
2.    Produce graduates with the know-how and expertise to effectively address the provision of urban basic services and environmental problems.
3.    Build the capacity of public and private institution, CSOs, CBOs and NGOs in PPPUE.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Applicants should have the following minimum qualification:

(i)    Three O\Level credit passes including either English Language or Mathematics, Geography and any other relevant subject.
(ii)    First degree with a minimum of Third Class Honours, in any discipline in Social Science, Engineering or Environmental Sciences.
(iii)    HND with minimum of Lower Credit pass in Environmental Sciences, Finance and business management or Engineering.
(iv)    First Degree and HND holders in any discipline but with a minimum of five years experience in urban and environmental management may be considered.
(v)    NYSC/ Certificate of exemption is required 

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME
The duration of the PGD programme is a minimum of Three Semesters. 

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
All candidates are expected to successfully complete minimum units of course work as specified below. This must include 15 credit units of electives. The grading system is from A to E.

CERTIFICATE COURSE IN PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT
The Centre for Human Settlements and Urban Development will soon commence a three months certificate programme on Public – Private Partnership in Urban Environment. The aim of the programme is to train individuals in the public and private sectors in the basic principles and practice of partnerships in project development and management.
Objectives
·    Train low and middle level manpower necessary for the development and management of PPP projects.
·    Build the capacity of officers in the PPP units of government establishments and private business organizations in the handling of PPP projects.
·    Disseminate information of the potentials and benefits of PPP in infrastructure and service delivery.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT
Minimum of two (2) O – Level credit passes in WAEC, GCE or their equivalents in Arts, Social Sciences and Science subjects. Preference will be given to applicants with working experience.

EXPECTED PARTICIPANTS
Government officials, civil servants, private individuals, members of the business community, Non – Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Associations (CBAs)

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
The programme has 12 weeks (3 months) duration, where the trainees will be taken through six modules on the different aspects of PPP. The modules have been prepared to impact knowledge incrementally from the basic issues to practical project formulation, execution and management.