Welcome to the department of Postgraduate studies, research and consultancy. The department coordinate all activities related to postgraduate studies, research, publications, consultancy and short courses. Currently the department has four units which include, Postgraduate studies unit, Research Unit, Publication unit and short courses unit.
Currently the Institute offers one postgraduate studies programme at master’s level. The programme is known as Master’s Degree in Community Development. The programme intends to enhance ability to apply relevant community development theories and principles to support policies and strategies related to community development, to impart knowledge and skills that will enable learners to capacitate communities to assess and analyse problems and opportunities, to mobilize and harness resources to improve communities’ livelihoods.
Research and Publication
As part of its mission, the Institute has been undertaking researches in areas related to Community development. The main areas of concern have been community participation and empowerment, resource mobilization and utilization, community development approaches/models, patriotism/national unity, roles of different stakeholders in development process, social inclusion and growth process, politics and poverty alleviation, poverty disparities, transformation of the rural economy, national development policy framework and crosscutting issues.
The department also oversee publication of Tengeru Community Development Journal (TCDJ). The journal is a peer reviewed, published by the Tengeru Institute of Community Development (TICD) and registered by the Tanzania Library Services Board and its International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is 1821- 9853 (Print), 2665-0584 (Online). The journal is published twice a year i.e. June and December.
Consultancy Services and Short Courses
The department has been spearheading consultancy services to different clientele as part of academic and social responsibility to the society. The consultancy areas are based on but not limited to; Project write ups and designs, Baseline Surveys, Strategic planning, Market surveys, Leadership and Management, Participatory needs assessments, Participatory Program/Project Evaluations, Microfinance and Entrepreneurship and gender related studies/training.
The department has a short course catalogue which contains diverse of courses based on specific tailor-made programs according to clientele needs: The courses that are offered include but not limited to; Capacity building of local government leaders in good governance and participatory leadership, Gender mainstreaming, Training of trainers, Adult Learning Methods, Result based reporting, Result Based Management, Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), Participatory Community Planning, Participatory Methodologies, Communication Skills for Development workers, Program design and Advocacy, Human Rights etc.