Message from the Rector


It is a much pleasure that I introduce you to the Tengeru Institute of Community Development (TICD) through this website. Thank you for your interest in pursuing studies at the TICD. Our Website will give you detailed information on the TICD’s academic programmes to guide you in making important decisions about your education career.

Tengeru Institute of Community Development (TICD) has a responsibility to the communities surrounding it and also the country as a whole. In fulfilling that responsibility it works with district community development offices and other stakeholders in identifying community problems and needs. TICD was established in 1963 as a Community Development Training Institute (CDTI) with the role of training community development workers throughout Tanzania. Over the years the Institute has evolved in other activities including research and consultancy.

It was not until 1994, that TICD formally CDTI Tengeru became formally recognized as an institute of higher learning following which it was categorized as Grade C’ along which with similar higher learning institutes like the Institute of Rural Development Planning (IRDP), the Cooperative College Moshi, and College of Business Education (CBE). During all this time running of higher learning institutes was being overseen by the National Management Development Advisory Council (NMDAC) before this role was taken by the Higher Education Accreditation Council (HEAC).

In 1997 the national Council for Technical Education (NACTE) was established, among the things, to oversee the running of Non-university higher learning institutions in the country. Following this development, CDTI-Tengeru was required to undergo major transformational changes in order to meet NACTE standards and requirements for accreditations of technical institutions. These changes included:

  • Review of the existing curriculum for Advanced Diploma in Community Development and development of two new curricula (Advanced Diploma in Gender and Development, and Advanced Diploma in Participatory Project Planning and Management)
  • Increasing the enrolment capacity of the Institute in terms of classrooms and hostels.
  • Strengthening the capacity of the institute of the Institute through staff development and recruitment.

Improving the management structure of the Institute as a result of these changes the Institute started offering three Advanced Diploma Courses programs; namely Community Development; Gender and Development; and Project Planning and Management in 2003. Recently CDTI – Tengeru has been granted full accreditation by NACTE, a status which enables the institute to offer degree courses.



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  • Tengeru Institute of Community Development (TICD) ,
    P.O. Box 1006,
    ARUSHA
    Tel: +255736210917
    E-Mail: info@cdti.ac.tz
    Website: www.cdti.ac.tz

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