INTRODUCTION Welcome To Tanzania Centre For Democracy

The Tanzania Centre for Democracy (TCD) is a non religious, non-partisan and not - for - profit non governmental membership organization founded by Parliamentary Political Parties. Current members are Chama cha Mapinduzi (CCM), Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA), The Civic United Front (CUF), National Convention for

Construction and Reform Mageuzi (NCCR Mageuzi), and Alliance for Change and Transparency (ACT- Wazalendo). Political Parties outside the parliament are Associate members who participate in TCD governance

organs by being represented as a block by one political party on a six months rotational basis.

It was founded on 5th July 2005, and registered under the Societies Ordinance 1954,in 2006.

Political Parties with Parliamentary representation established the centre to serve as cross party platform for parliamentary parties to cooperate in building and strengthening a culture for multiparty democracy through dialogue, consultation, strategizing and implement an agenda for democratic development.

Ms. Bernadetha Kafuko, Executive Director - Tanzania Center for Democracy (TCD)

Our Vision

A united, just, inclusive and prosperous Tanzania; fueled by a thriving culture and practice of multi-party democracy.

Our Mission

To promote democracy, constitutionalism and political tolerance among and between partner political parties through interparty dialogue, research, public engagement and capacity building.

Our Value

Political Tolerance, Collaboration, Transparency, Inclusivity, Integrity & Innovation.

Get Up to Date News Highlights

img 17 July, 2024

Fostering Democratic Collaboration: Tanzania Center for Democracy Hosts Malawian Delegation

On July 17, 2024, the Tanzania Center for Democracy (TCD) marked a significant milestone in fostering democratic collaboration between Tanzania and Malawi. The TCD Vice Chairperson, Hon. Dorothy Semu, hosted a distinguished delegation from Malawi, led by the...

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Freeman Mbowe Elected Chairman of Tanzania Centre for Democracy

The Chairman of the Chama cha Demokrasia na Maendeleo (CHADEMA), Freeman Mbowe, has been elected as the new Chairman of the Tanzania Centre for Democracy (TCD). His deputy will be the leader of ACT - Wazalendo, Dorothy Semu.

The election took place today...

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img 21 May, 2024

National Stakeholders Conference Spurs Key Electoral Reforms in Tanzania

The conference concluded with key resolutions emphasizing the necessity for minor...

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Our Activities Events & Calendar


National Stakeholders Conference

The event will take place on 22nd and 23rd August 2023 at Diamond Jubilee Hall in Dares Salaam.

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Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights

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"Enhancing women participation in political and Electoral Processes". GUEST OF HONOR - Registrar of Political Parties HON. JUDGE FRANCIS MUTUNGI

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Questionaire Polls & Results

POLL #230

These poll questions could help the Tanzania Centre for Democracy gain insights into public perceptions and attitudes towards democracy, governance, and political representation in the country.

Poll Closing Date :
30 June, 2023 - 11.15 PM
1. How confident are you in the fairness of elections in Tanzania?
Very confident
Somewhat confident
Not very confident
Not at all confident
Don't know / Not sure
2. Which of the following do you believe is most important for strengthening democracy in Tanzania?
Protecting human rights and promoting good governance
Enhancing citizen participation in the democratic process
Promoting transparency and accountability in government
Ensuring free and fair elections
Other (please specify)
3. Do you believe that youth and women are adequately represented in politics and government in Tanzania?
Yes, youth and women are well-represented
Somewhat, but more progress is needed
No, there is a significant under-representation of youth and women
Don't know / Not sure

Our Core TCD Structure

The Summit

The SUMMIT shall meet at least once in every three Calendar months, but may hold extraordinary meetings

Steering Committee

TCD Leadership, The immediate TCD past-Chairman, The Chairman of the Technical Committee.

Technical Committee

Coming soon.....

The Secretariat

The Secretariat shall be composed of such Senior Staff of the TCD

Board of Trustees

The Board shall be a body corporate, with perpetual succession and a common seal.

Office Bearers

The Chairman of TCD, The Vice Chairman of TCD, The Executive Director


Women & Youth Engaged
In the Democratic Process


Research Reports and Policy
Briefs Published


Political Parties
dialogues conducted


Events and Workshops

Inspirational Quotes