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It is a much pleasure that I introduce you to the CDTI –Tengeru through this website. Thank you for your interest in pursuing studies at the CDTI-Tengeru. Our  Website will give you detailed information on the CDTI’S academic programmes to guide you in making important decisions about your education career.

Community Development Training Institute (CDTI) Tengeru was established in 1963 with the aim of developing and promoting capacities of the people o manage their development processes; building and strengthening capacities capabilities of various actors in the field of community Development, and improving the delivery systems of extension workers. It started advanced diploma in Community Development (ADCD) in 1983, a course program that was formerly taught at the Institute of Development (IDM) Mzumbe.

It was not until 1994, that 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.