Institute Departments and Centres

Services offered under the Institute of Development Studies are departmentalised in order to facilitate their smooth implementation. Currently there is one department and three centres as listed hereunder:
Department of Development Policy, charged with research, teaching and consultancy on policy issues,
Centre for Environment, Poverty and Sustainable Development, charged with research, teaching, intervention and consultancy on poverty and environmental issues,
Centre for Gender Development, charged with research, teaching, intervention and consultancy on gender issues, and
Centre for Rural Development, charged with research, teaching, intervention and consultancy on crosscutting issues pertaining to development in rural areas.

Due to its interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature, the Institute’s activities as an entity or through faculty members go beyond the above mentioned key areas. IDS members work in cooperation with other departments of the University in such activities as teaching, research, intervention and advisory activities.

Programmes offered by the Institute
IDS offers development studies courses to both undergraduate and graduate students. All undergraduate students must take a Development Studies course in their first year of studies. Currently the Institute does not offer its own degree programme at undergraduate level but it offers Master’s and doctoral degree programmes. Master of Science in Development Policy (MSc. DP) is offered under the Department of Development Policy and Master of Science in Environmental Management (MSc. EM) is offered under the Centre for Environment, Poverty and Sustainable Development. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Development Studies is offered by the Institute in varied areas of specialisation.

Undergraduate programmes
The following are courses offered by the IDS at Undergraduate Studies.
Introduction to Rural Development
DST 020: Introduction to Development Perspectives (2 credit points)
DST 100: Development Perspectives (2 credit points)
DST 101: Introduction to International Cooperation (2 credit points)
DST 103: Development Studies for Education (2 credit points)
DST 200: International Cooperation and Development (2 credit points)
DST 201: Introduction to International Relations (2 credit points)
DST 202: Community Participation in Development (2 credit points)
DST 300: Environment Management and Gender Perspectives in Development (2 credit points)

Postgraduate programmes
Master of Science in Development Policy (MSc. DP) Programme
Formulation of development policies is one of the continuous functions of any manager in government or non–governmental development actors. MSc (Development Policy) programme offers an opportunity (but not limited) to officers of the policy and planning divisions of the central government, administrative officers, planning officers, statisticians, economists, policy makers and analysts, demographers, monitoring and evaluation officers and development programme/project officers.

The overall goal of the programme is to:
i.Build national and sectoral capacities among policy makers, development planners and managers for analytical understanding of development policies and reforms to bear impact on poverty reduction for sustainable development.
ii.Enhance through development policy formulation, policy analysis and policy research skills for improved development management, monitoring and evaluation.

Specifically, at the end of the programme students should be able to:
(i) Identify and analyse development problems;
(ii) Formulate development policies tuned to the dictates of the development challenges faced by developing countries;
(iii) Initiate policy interventions to address development problems;
(iv) Initiate participatory planning, formulation, management, monitoring and evaluation of development policies in the central government, sectoral ministries, local government authorities, NGOs and private sector development actors.

MSc. Development Policy Courses
DST 600: International Relations (4 credit points)
DST 610: Governance and Development (4 credit points)
DST 620: Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (4 credit points)
DST 630: Development Policy formulation and Analysis I (4 credit points)
DST 640: Development Theory and Practice (4 credit points)
DST 650: Participatory Development Planning (4 credit points)
DST 680: Social Science Research in Development Studies (4 credit points)
DST 700: Development Policy Formulation and Analysis II (4 credit points)
DST 720: Environment Management (4 credit points)
DST 730: Development Policy and Poverty Reduction (4 credit points)
DST 740: Gender and Development Policy (4 Credit points)
DST 780: Public and Private Sector Relationships (4 credit points)

Development Policy

INTRODUCTION
The Department of Development Policy (DP) was established under the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in line with the Mzumbe University Charter of 2007 made under section 25 of Universities Act No. 7 of 2005. This Act repealed Mzumbe University Act No. 21 of 2001. The mandate of Mzumbe University as stipulated in the Charter focuses on training, research, publications and public services cum consultancies. As a university organ the Department of Development Policy (DP) is charged with training, conducting research, consultancy and outreach activities on crosscutting development issues related to Policy Development. Policy Development is a major issue in the country in order to ensure proper deployment of its resources.

Vision
The department of Development Policy is recognized as a leading institution in Tanzania and Africa for demand driven knowledge generation, application, preservation and dissemination for socio-economic development of the societies by 2025.

Mission
The mission of the Department of Development Policy is to promote knowledge on development policy issues in Tanzania and Africa through sound research, teaching, consultancy, outreach activities and publication by advocating creativity, innovativeness, professionalism and team spirit

FUNCTION OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Development Policy contributes to training researchers within its competence areas through training and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students are involved in course work, doing research and writing dissertations. In so doing, the department is contributing to the achievement of Mzumbe University strategic objectives as well as to the achievement of the vision of the Institute. The department has also the role of building the capacity to communities and institutions within the country to bring about policy development through providing relevant knowledge on policy formulation and analysis, governance, public sector relationship, gender and project planning, monitoring and evaluation. It also carries out curriculum development and review.

PROGRAMMES AND COURSES OFFERED
The department offers development studies courses to students in various programmers at MU aiming at supplementing the theoretical knowledge given to students. Specifically, the courses address cross-cutting and emerging issues that are necessary in developing a graduate who can analyze various development issues and challenges. The department is currently running four courses for undergraduate students. They include, DST 101: Introduction to International Cooperation which is a compulsory course for first year students in Business Administration and Bachelor of Accountancy and Finance degree programmes; DST 103: Development Studies in Education which is a compulsory course for first year students in education; DST 200: International Cooperation and Development, compulsory course for some second year degree programmes and DST 201: Introduction to the Study of International Relations, a compulsory course for second year students taking Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA) degree.

The department has one post graduate programme which is Master of Science in Development Policy (MSc DP)


Members of academic staff at the depatment
Dr Mrisho Malipula, Lecturer
Dr. Elizabeth Lulu Genda
Mr. Triphon Gallus Mbawala, Lecturer
Mr Moses J. Ndunguru Lecturer

Center for Enviroment, Poverty and Sustainable Development

Preamble
The Centre for Environment, Poverty and Sustainable Development (CEP&SD) is part of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) of Mzumbe University (MU). The objective of CEP&SD’s work is to develop and disseminate knowledge on the structures, processes and linkages of significance for the use and protection of Tanzania’s environment and natural resources. In so doing CEP&SD is responsible for contributing to the achievement of the strategic objectives of Mzumbe University as well as to the achievement of the vision of the Institute of Development Studies to be recognised as a leading institute in Africa for demand driven knowledge generation, application, preservation and dissemination for various economic development by 2025.

Programmes and Courses offered by the Center
The CEP&SD offers an MSc Environmental Management Programme to graduate students and DST 100 to undergraduates.

Members of Academic Staffat the Center
Dr. Mamkwe C. Edward, Lecturer and head of the Centre for Environment
Dr Theobald Theobald, Lecturer and Consultant
Ms Fatuma Nyihirani, Assistant Lecturer
Mr. Batistino Paschal Mponzi

Center for Rural Development

INTRODUCTION
The Center for Rural Development (CRD) was established under the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) which was established in line with the Mzumbe University Charter of 2007 made under section 25 of Universities Act No. 7 of 2005. This Act repealed Mzumbe University Act No. 21 of 2001. The mandate of the Mzumbe University as stipulated in the Charter focuses on training, research, publications and public services cum consultancies. As a university organ the CRD is charged with training, conducting research, consultancy and outreach activities on crosscutting development issues related to rural areas. Development of rural areas is a major concern of social and economic development in Tanzania where the majority of the people live.

Vision
Center for Rural Development is recognized as a leading institution in Africa for demand driven knowledge generation, application, preservation and dissemination for socio-economic development of rural areas by 2025.
Mission
The Mission of the Center for Rural Development is to provide opportunities for acquisition, development, preservation and dissemination of knowledge and skills through training, research, technical and/or professional services related to rural development.

OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the CRD are to generate, and disseminate knowledge concerning rural development; to expose students to development theories and practice on areas of rural development; to establish linkages with Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) which deals with rural livelihoods; to train members of the public on rural development issues and to prepare a forum for discussion of research reports and draft papers for publication in journals.

FUNCTION OF THE CENTER
The Center has the role of building the capacity of rural communities and institutions to bring about development. This is through providing relevant knowledge on causes of poverty and providing suggestion of which strategies can be used to promote development of the rural community. The Center provides training to tertiary students from certificate to postgraduate levels. It is also involved in all activities performed by IDS, including teaching, research, consultancy and publication. It conducts research in promotion of rural and related sectors. It disseminates knowledge on rural development through publication, research feedback fora and policy briefs. It also carries out curriculum development and review. As the part of IDS the Center for Rural Development participates fully in facilitation of workshops with focus in development issues.

PROGRAMMES AND COURSES OFFERED
Currently the CRD does not own any study programme but it offers two courses for undergraduate students. It offers DST 010: Introduction to Rural Development and DST 210: Community Participation in Development for the Certificate in Local Government Management and Bachelor’;s in Local Government Management respectively.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES
DST 010: Introduction to Rural Development
DST Community Participation in Development


MEMBERS OF ACADEMIC STAFF

Ms Venosa Mushi, Lecturer
Dr Athanas Ngalawa
Mr.Adolf Fokas Makauki

Center for Gender Development

INTRODUCTION
The Centre for Gender Development (CGD) was established under the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in line with the Mzumbe University Charter of 2007 made under section 25 of Universities Act No. 7 of 2005. This Act repealed Mzumbe University Act No. 21 of 2001. The mandate of the Mzumbe University as stipulated in the Charter focuses on training, research, publications and public services cum consultancies. As a university organ the Centre for Gender Development is charged with training, conducting research, consultancy and outreach activities on crosscutting development issues related to Gender issues which are important for actual development of the communities and nation at large.
CGD contributes to generate knowledge on researchers through its competence areas. This takes place by means of training and supervision of undergraduate students’ researches, external lectureships, conducting seminars and workshop within and outside university. In this way it contributes to achieve the strategic objectives of Mzumbe University and attain the vision and mission of the Institute which is to be a centre of academic excellence in generating knowledge for a sustainable development process in Tanzania and other developing countries, and to promote knowledge on development issues in Tanzania and Africa through sound research, teaching, consultancy, outreach activities and publication by advocating creativity, innovativeness, professionalism and team spirit.
Functions of the Centre
In performing its purpose, CGD offers an undergraduate course DST 300: Gender and environment Management which is an elective course to year three degree programmes in semester two of their study to students from other faculties and schools. The course is offered to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA III), Bachelor of public Administration (BPA III), Bachelor of Science Economics BSc (ECO III) and all others who wish to take the course provided that their programmes can accommodate the course. The course introduces students to gender and its implications on environmental management and analyses the correlation between gender relations and environmental management, Gender Mainstreaming and its Potentialities in Environmental Management, Challenges in Gender Mainstreaming and environmental management, Men and Women in Different Approaches to Environmental Management. This programme is a strategic intervention at policy level by Mzumbe University to make Tanzanians become aware of the role of men and women (gender) in controlling and managing their environment and adhere to the principles of sustainable management for the national resources.
The Centre for Gender Development also conducts various researches on gender issues and publishes results of such findings through university journal (Uongozi journal) where the results have been used by policy makers and other stake holders to make the necessary changes in the daily routine. The Centre also owns the policy book (Mzumbe University Gender Policy, 2008) which among other things shows the relevancy of gender in higher learning institutions and to the country as a whole. The Centre has also the role of building the capacity to communities and institutions within the university and the country to bring general understanding of gender roles in the society and nation as a whole through providing relevant knowledge on gender issues; it also carries out curriculum development and review.
MEMBERS OF ACADEMIC STAFF AT THE CENTRE
Prof Eulalia Temba, Professor
Mr Yona Matekere, Lecturer

Address

For more infomation contact
The Director,
Institute of Development Studies,
P.O.Box 1,
Mzumbe, Morogoro.
Telephone : +255742762012,
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Website: ids.mzumbe.ac.tz