1.1 Background Information


The Institute of Rura lDevelopment Plannin(IRDP) is a corporate body established by thParliamentaryAct No.8 of 1980.   ThAct provides a legal frameworfor the Institute to establisan importannational centre for provision of training,research and consultancy services in the field of Rural Development Planning and Management. Since its establishment, IRDP had strived to become the centrof excellence for both academic and practical work in developmenplanninand management for sustainable development.


IRDP helps to enhance and strengthen the capacity forrural development practitioners by providing post-secondary educationand training, research and consultancy services.   IRDis,thus,a multi-disciplinary and multi- sectoral institution empowered to over see and coordinate thprovision of expertise to in-service and pre-servicpersonneinvolved in Rural Development Planning and Managemenithe country.


Since its establishment, IRDP has been shaping destinies iplanning anresearch methodologies focusing on thfuturprosperity of its students. Asaresult,graduates with IRDqualifications have made valuable contributionin their fields. They are aproof ofouunique approach of learning and training methodologies.


Over the recent years,the Institute has also made initiatives to improve its teaching, learninanworking environmenfor both students and stafby building state of arinfrastructures and facilities.




1.2 Location

IRDP main campus is located at Miyuji area,which is about 7kms from Dodoma  Municipality Centre  –alontheArushRoad while the  Lake Zone Centre  is located at thformer Bwiru Conference Centre of the AfricaInlanChurch oTanzania (AICTabout 5km from Mwanza City Centre.

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