Tanzania Communication and Development Center
The Origins of TCDC
The Tanzania Communication and Development Center (TCDC) is a Tanzanian non-governmental organization established in 2013. The Tanzania Capacity and Communication Project (TCCP) worked with local social and behavior change communication (SBCC) professionals to establish TCDC as a strategy to build local capacity in Tanzania and increase the sustainability of project activities. Since April of 2014, TCDC has been supporting TCCP’s SBCC and community mobilization activities related to malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning, safe motherhood, and nutrition through Community Change Agents (CCAs) in 17 regions of Tanzania.
TCDC’s mission is to strengthen the SBCC capacity of Tanzanian institutions and to support the Government of Tanzania in its use of communication, social marketing, and social development strategies to affect change in the areas of health and education to improve the lives of Tanzanians.
TCDC’s staff is comprised of public health and behavior change professionals with decades of collective experience implementing large-scale SBCC programs on malaria, HIV/AIDS, family planning, safe motherhood, and nutrition in Tanzania. This, coupled with TCDC’s extensive network of over 19,000 community volunteers throughout the country serving more than 8,000 villages, ensures that TCDC programming remains effective at the community, district, regional, and national levels. TCDC also works with a large network of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) operating in 93 districts in 17 regions, and also works very closely with Regional Health Management Teams (RHMTs) and Council Health Management Teams (CHMTs).