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Community Development Training Institute (CDTI)-Tengeru established in 1963 was legally re-established and renamed as Tengeru Institute of Community Development (TICD) in 2013 by the power of the Tengeru Institute of Community Development (Establishment) order, 2013. The Institute is now operating as an autonomous technical institution with an independent legal recognition. Since its inception in 1963, the Institute was administered by the ministry responsible for community development. However, beginning the year 2010 the Institute began a process of being an autonomous technical institution. The process was completed and the institute was granted autonomy through parliamentary resolutions that culminated into endorsing and official operationalisation of TICD (establishment) order, 2013.
The initial stages of the Institute’s operations in 1960’s was focused to offer orientation programmes to extension staff to have skills necessary for catalysing communities actions. Simultaneously, the Institute started to offer more formal training for the award of Certificate in community development and later in the early 1980’s began to offer advanced diploma programme.
The Institute became an institution of higher learning in 1995.  Accordingly, the certificate programme was phased out and the Institute focused on offering Advanced Diploma programmes. This was done in order to produce more community development experts with advanced skills to facilitate community development activities. It started by offering Advanced Diploma in Community Development, thereafter expanded to two more programmes in 2003:  Gender and Development and Participatory Project Planning and Management. As a vertical progression the Institute phased out advanced diploma courses and introduced degree programmes in 2008 and thereafter Post graduate diploma in 2012.

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  • Tengeru Institute of Community Development - (TICD)
    P.O. Box 1006, Arusha - Tanzania
    +255 736 210917
    +255 732 960849

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