TCDC has had academic programming since 1999. It started with certificate, then diploma, then a Bachelor’s degree in community Development studies with Kimmage University College, Ireland.
TCDC added a Master’s degree in governance and leadership to its academic program in 2010/2011 in collaboration with the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya. A couple of years later, TCDC started its own degree program, a BA in Governance and Development.
By 2017, more than 300 students from all over Africa have gone through the different academic programs over the years. They are involved in various occupations helping build strong governance and visionary leadership in hundreds of small, medium and large organizations across Africa.