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MS TCDC Milestones
The Milestones below are excepts from the Principal's 30th Anniversary speech, 1st of September 2006.
1970: DVTC established in temporary premises in CDTI Tengeru – first batch of volunteers arrive in Tanzania for training
1973: Bilateral Agreement signed between the Governments of Tanzania and Denmark allowing MS to establish a regional training centre for Danish development workers going to work in Africa
1976: Official opening of the premises of the then Danish Volunteer Training Centre (DVTC) in Usa River
1977: DVTC starts to offer Swahili courses to other expatriates and volunteers coming to live and work in East Africa
1991: DVTC changes its name to MS-TCDC (But the “Danish”) sticks to us until this day
1992-93: New courses introduced for African development workers: Training for Transformation; Popular Participation; Project Management; Training of Trainers (since then many new courses have been added, according to our 2007 Course catalogue)
1994: MS-TCDC and Development Studies Centre, Ireland, agree to run Community Development Programme Officers course
1996: MS-TCDC develops its first strategic plan in response to the shifting focus in the overall MS programme
1998: Policy Advisory Board (PAB) is established
2000: Participatory process of developing a new policy paper 2001-2005
2001: MS-TCDC starts to offer the diploma course in Development Studies, still with DSC Kimmage
2002: MS-TCDC gets its first female principal
2003: MS-TCDC gets a new organisational structure, with 2 divisions
TCDC institutionalises the annual policy Symposiums
2004: Inauguration of the new resource centre (Library and IT room)
MS-TCDC develops a work place HIV/Aids policy
Diploma in Development Studies course is upgraded to Ordinary B.A Degree
2005: Review of MS-TCDC, establishing, “TCDC as a if not the best training centre for NGOs in the region” & participatory development of a new 5 years Strategic paper.
2006: MS-TCDC is awarded the best employer in Tanzania by RAAWU and this was handed over by Pres. Kikwete in Shinyanga at Meimosi party
2007: TCDC gets the first Non-Danish, (Tanzanian) Principal
2012: TCDC gets the second non Danish principal and Dr. Suma Kaare and become the first Tanzanian female principal at MS TCDC
2013: The Danish Prime Minister Hon. Helle Thorning-Schmidt pay a visit at MS TCDC on her tour in Tanzania.
2013: MS TCDC introduces new academic programmes on BA and Diploma in Governace and Develeopment.
2015: MS TCDC Get full acreditation to from NACTE on the proffesional programmes offered.