Bachelor Degree in Gender and Development

Bachelor of Gender and Development (BGD)

The overall aim of the training programme is to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for gender mainstreaming in respect of community development initiatives and processes.

Programme objectives

  • At the end of this programme, learners will be able to:
  • Promote gender equality across institutions and sectors
  • Enhance capacity for managing community assets and Exploring economic options
  • Improve the opportunities for economic development through a productive work force
  • Create social cohesion through improvement of community social capital. To impart knowledge and skills that will enable learners to help communities mobilize the available resources to improve their livelihood.

Programme duration

The bachelor of Gender and Development is designed to take six semesters (three academic years) each semester consisted of 16 weeks.

In their second year of the study, students are subjected to a 16 weeks fieldwork practical training and later individual research task on specific aspects related to community development at the end of which are required to submit a dissertation report for partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Bachelor Degree in Gender and Development.

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirements are based on the standards set by the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) as follows
  • Form Six (ACSEE) leavers with at least two Principal passes in relevant subjects with total points of 4.0 obtained from scoring A = 5, B+ = 4, B= 3, C= 2, D = 1 and E = 0.5 for students graduated on 2014 and 2015.
  • For those graduated before 2014 and after 2015 form six leavers with two principal passes in arts or science subjects i.e. 4.0 points obtained from scoring A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, E = 1 and S = 0.5
  • Holders of an ordinary diploma in gender and community development or its relevant fields or with at-least second class or B average for Non Classified Diploma.

Other Information

Annual Events

  • Participation in Women Economic Empowerment forum (Jukwaa la uwezeshaji Wanawake Kiuchumi) in Arumeru district.
  • Participating in national and International events
  • Women’s day (8th March)
  • African Child (16 May) etc.
  • International girl child day (11th October),
  • 16 days of activism (25th Nov to 10th December)

Why Learners Choose TICD for Gender Programmes and Courses?

The Department of Gender has competent trainers in vast knowledge of Gender, family and Child Development, Research and Community Development.


The department is coordinating the among other activities

  • Students Gender Club.
  • Development of the TICD-Gender and Sexual harassment policies.

Our Linkages

  • Arumeru District-Arusha
  • MS-TCDC Usa river-Arusha
  • Gender Centre- University of Dar es Salaam
  • Institute of Development studies-University of Dar-es- salaam
  • Institute of Women, gender and development studies-Egerton University-Kenya.