Who We Are
MS TCDC is a Pan-African Training Centre for Development Cooperation, situated in Arusha Tanzania. The Centre was founded in 1967 on the basis of a bilateral agreement between the governments of Denmark and Tanzania. The centre’s program priority areas are democratic governance, human rights, transformational leadership, gender equality, youth voice, participation, and climate governance.
MS TCDC offers research, learning, technical assistance and capacity building and convening services for state and non-state actors in the global south. The Centre offers a lively international multicultural atmosphere for reflection and learning and sharing of experiences to enhance ability the ability of individuals, groups and institutions to influence democratic governance, equitable, sustainable, and transformative change. Our partners include governments, inter-governmental organisations, development partners, donors, Civil Society Organizations and private sector entities across the African continent with some partnerships often spanning across the global south.
Boasting 55 years of existence, the centre has gained a reputation as the go-to place for short term professional learning and training offers and convenings for thematic multi-stakeholder social dialogues and debates. In addition to the short-term professional training courses and convenings, the centre offers two unique academic programs - the Bachelor’s Degree in Governance and Development and the Master’s Degree in Governance and Leadership.
The Centre is currently pursuing a bold Research Agenda as a responsive approach to emerging learning needs as they become apparent over the years. Our research work is a bold step towards the centre renewing its position as a Pan-African learning and knowledge hub. The centre’s Research Agenda, therefore, produces products that are consumed by its various programmatic streams as well as its diverse ecosystem of partners.