I sincerely feel greatly honoured to welcome you all to the Department of Community Development and Gender (CDG) of the Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU). Currently the department offers Bachelor Degree in Community Economic Development (BCED), Masters in Development Planning and Postgraduate Diploma in Community Development (PGD-CD); moreover, the department enrols PhD students who have interest in the areas of Community Development, Gender, Rural Development and all humanities related areas of interest. Our graduates are mainly employed as community development staff by the public service and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and others are self-employed.
The Department is among of the four departments under the Faculty of Co-operative and Community Development (FCCD). The department was established form the first department of the faculty (Department of Cooperative Development and Management) which the elder department of the University. Since its establishment the department has been a core source of human resourceful products and skilled graduates in the field of Community Development. Currently the department is in a plan to establish a PhD programme by course work.
Currently the department has a full of qualified staff members from the rank of Tutorial assistances to the rank of Associate Professors who are engaged in teaching, research activities, consultants as well as community services and outreach activities. The students in the department have a Community Development Club which is patronised and matronised by our staff members; the club in collaboration with lecturers in the department are regularly participating in community services and outreach activities in each semester of the academic year.
Currently the Department has students in first, second and third year BCED and semester one PGD-CD programmes. Our alumni in the Department include all students who pursued the BCED Degree since 2008. First BCED students were enrolled in 2008/2009 academic year. The first batch graduated in 2011. For the first time, the University graduation ceremony comprised the conferring of a BCED Degree to 180 graduands. The PGD-CD current students and graduates since 2005 are also recognised as the alumni of the department.