Institute of Continuing Co-operative Education (ICCE)

Dr. Gervas Machimu

Overview of FCCD

Core Functions of FCCD

ICCE Areas of Competence


The Faculty of Co-operative and Community Development (FCCD) is the pinnacle of Co-operative and Community Development Education in the University. This is achieved through conducting training, research, consultancy and advisory services. It is the academic unit which currently hosts four undergraduate degree programmes, two postgraduate Diploma programmes, one master degree programme and one doctor of philosophy in research programme, one certificate programme and one diploma programme. The focuses of these academic programmes is in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, and Community Development and remain unique by possessing co operative skills and knowledge. These programmes have managed to enable to attract, enroll and enable graduates who are from Tanzania and other countries in East Africa example Kenya, South Africa such as Lesotho and Botswana, West Africa and others in the world.

The faculty operates a semester system of studies in which the academic year is divided into two semesters, except for evening programmes which are run under the modular system.

The FCCD is responsible for management, co ordination, advisory, linkages and collaboration functions as one of academic units in Moshi Co operative University (MoCU). Therefore it works to fulfil mission, vision and core values of MoCU. The faculty work under and report to Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics.

The FCCD is responsible for overall management of academic affairs conducted in the faculty. It manages monitoring of the quality of teaching facilities under the faculty, all examinations under the faculty, preparation of students’ transcripts, preparation and implementation of faculty short and long term plans, budgeting and seeking sources of funds to finance its activities, process of informing students in writing about status of their request for postponement of course examinations and appeals and evaluation of the marketability of programmes under its departments. The faculty through its Faculty Board provides provisional university examinations results for all academic programmes under the departments in the FCCD.

FCCD is responsible in coordination of academic programme development, graduation for its respective programmes and all activities performed by departments under the faculty. The faculty coordinates preparation of project proposals for revenue generation by its departments and participates in coordination of preparation of University Almanac. It co-ordinates advanced research training to is staff members.

The faculty play advisory role to academic units on student enrolment in programmes coordinated by the faculty and recruitment of new academic and operational staff.

FCCD is responsible to seek institutional academic linkages and collaborations with universities, other academic institutions, co operative societies and other organizations in local and international context.

ICCE areas of competence are centred on the following aspects;
• Co-operative enterprise business development and management
• Organizational development (OD)
• Formation and strengthening of co-operatives and microfinance institutions
• Establishing income generating activities
• Lobbying and advocacy
• Gender, Youths and development
• Participatory approaches and community intervention techniques
• Entrepreneurship development and management
• Development Project and programme planning and management
• Business and strategic plan development
• Baseline surveys and needs assessment
• Facilitation and moderation of workshops
• Coaching and mentoring of social and business organizations
• Innovation management
• Agribusiness and value chain
• Retail business management
• Sustainable livelihood and market linkages

Since its formation and decades of operations, ICCE has been collaborating with various organisations from within and outside Tanzania. Within Tanzania, ICCE works closely with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries as well as Local Government Authorities, Tanzania Federation of Co-operatives (TFC), Tanzania Co-operative Development Commission (TCDC), Co-operative Audit and Supervision Corporation (COASCO), Savings and Credit Union League of Tanzania (SCULT), Health Actions Promotion Association (HAPA), Small Entrepreneur Loan Facility (SELF), SEMA and VIFAFI. It also works with Co-operative Unions, various types of primary co-operatives, other member-based organizations and local NGOs. Also internationally, ICCE has been working with; International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), NORAD, IFAD, Swiss Contact, Swedish Co-operative Centre, Canadian Co-operative Association, VECO East Africa (Tanzania), ILO/Coop Africa, Agha Khan Foundation, Oxfam, WWF, CARITAS, TACARE, ACCORD Tanzania and others.

ICCE Gallery



This department coordinates all 13 regional offices of the University. These regional offices are in Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Coast, Mtwara, Ruvuma, Iringa, Mbeya, Kigoma, Mwanza, Shinyanga, Tabora, Singida and Dodoma. Through these regional offices, the department is responsible for designing and implementing practical oriented interventions through extension and outreach services that will help to promote sustainable development of people and their local organizations in grassroots communities. The department also coordinates the volunteering and custodianship programmes for co-operatives and other member-based organizations.


This Department was established for the purpose of conducting open and distance learning (ODL) programmes to various stakeholders within and outside the country. The coordinated programmes are at the elementary, certificate and postgraduate levels. It is also responsible for disseminating co-operative education materials to various stakeholders in the movement. The department targets provision of education to stakeholders at the grassroots level who could otherwise not attend education provided through conventional approach. Further, the department prepares and airs radio programmes to the public. There are three supporting units in the department which are; Professional Financial Co-operative Management Programme (PFCMP), Correspondence Unit and Radio Unit.

Supporting Units


Description:The unit coordinates promotion, registration and teaching of students for various PFCMP programmes. It also coordinate setting, invigilation and marking of examinations held in regional offices

Coordinate programmes – Foundation Certificate in SACCOS Management
– Professional Certificate in SACCOS management
*Programme duration is 9 months and tuition fee is Tshs 700,000/=
– Postgraduate Diploma in SACCOS Management *Programme duration is 18 months and tuition fee is Tshs 1,800,000/=


Description:The unit coordinates programmes which mainly target leaders and staffs in co-operative organizations

Coordinate programmes – Programu ya Utunzaji wa Vitabu vya Hesabu za Vyama vya Ushirika vya Msingi (PUVU)
– Programu ya Ushirika, Uongozi na Usimamizi wa Chama cha Ushirika cha Msingi (PUU)
– Programmu ya Menejimenti ya Ushirika wa Akiba na Mikopo (PMAM)
– Astashahada ya Misingi ya Uchumi na Ushirika (AMU)
*Programme duration depends on students’ efforts and tuition fee is Tshs 450,000/=.


Description:This unit is critical in the department as it helps reaching many stakeholders at a convenience and minimal cost through radio broadcast. It prepare and air different radio programmes covering issues of co-operatives and community development across the country.

Coordinate programmes-The unit runs a 15 minutes programme titled “Tuimarishe Ushirika” through Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TCB) using TBC Taifa Radio. The programme is aired on Friday from 07:15 to 07:30 P.M.

Co-operative Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center (CEIC)

The Co-operative Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre (CEIC) was established as a result of collaborative efforts between Moshi Co-operative University (MoCU) and Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning (Humber ITAL). CEIC was officially launched in year 2009 with the essence of building capacity of co-operative entrepreneurs locally and internationally, and to equip the communities with entrepreneurial skills and knowledge. The main services offered by CEIC include the following;

  • Providing practical entrepreneurial training to the students
  • Business planning and development
  • Business counselling
  • Training co-operatives, socio-economic groups and individuals on entrepreneurial skills
  • Conducting needs assessment studies
  • Providing organisational development support to various business
  • Developing training and operational materials for various business initiatives
  • Conducting baseline studies

Residential Programmes and Short Courses Coordinated by ICCE




Currently the Institute of Continuing Co-operative Education (ICCE) has two residential programmes. These are; Certificate in Enterprise Development (CED) and Certificate in Coffee Quality and Trade (CQT).

In different periods, the ICCE offers different short course training. These courses are offered directly by ICCE and in collaboration with other academic departments of MoCU. The short courses are targeting co-operatives, socio-economic groups, CBOs, FBOs, NGOs personnel, local government officers, business persons, students and other individuals interested to develop their capacity in various aspects. The ICCE offers short courses in the following areas:
• Formation, management and leadership for Co-operatives and members-based organizations
• Microfinance development and management
• Business and strategic planning
• Gender, youths and development
• Entrepreneurship development and management
• Writing and managing development projects and programmes
• Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects and Programmes
• Community organizing and intervention techniques
• Participatory development planning
• Conducting baseline survey and Needs assessment studies
• Formation, development and management of social organizations and economic groups
• Innovation management
• Agribusiness and value chain
• Retail business management
• Sustainable livelihood and community market linkages
• Co-operative Accounting and Auditing
• Warehouse Receipt Systems
• Taxation in Co-operative Organizations
• Online Marketing
• Adult Training Methodology

The Institute of Continuing Co-operative Education (ICCE) also offers a wide range of tailor made programmes based on the needs of the customers. These programmes can be in form of training, consultation sessions and provision of operational manuals to support execution of activities done individual and organizational customers. The tailor-made programmes are developed and offered based on the areas of competence of ICCE and Moshi Co-operative University in general.