Welcome to IEDS

The Institute for Environment and Development Sustainability (IEDS), is a specialized Environment and Climate Change  Institute based in Bunju B,  Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, aiming at providing professional training in the fields of environment and climate change for sustainable development. It also undertakes research and  provides technical and policy advice in the area of climate change and environment.  Upon registration by  the  National Council for Technical Education,  IEDS transitioned   from the  former Environmental Protection and Management Services which was  working with various national and global partners in providing short course training, research, advice and policy studies   in the area of  climate change and environment. Now IEDS offers short and long term courses at the level of certificate and diploma for Tanzanian and foreign students studying environment and climate change. As  a private not-for-profit making training institute it is also accredited to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Secretariat, Bonn Germany (www.unfcc.int)  as one of  non governmental observer organisations. It still offers short courses in these and related fields, undertakes  research and provides technical and policy advice in collaboration with various partners across the world.  IEDS welcomes donations and   volunteers interested in fields of environment and climate change.

The aim of IEDS  is to  produce trained technicians who can work flexibly in different climate change and environmental management activities, through competence-based curriculum in Environmental Science and Management. In collaboration with governments, foundations, partners, volunteers   and sponsors, IEDS has  also constant programs of study and training for students, educators, researchers and professionals from all sectors in Tanzania, across Africa and beyond which equip them modern knowledge in the area of environment  and climate change

Our Vision

To be a Centre of Excellence in delivering high quality training, research, and advice services in climate change, environment, development sustainability  and natural resources management.

Our Mission:

To provide high quality professional training at craft and supervisory level, to meet the needs of various   stakeholders in the areas of environment, natural resources   and climate change nationally and internationally.

Organisational Values

Our organizational core value is “At all times we act with integrity, providing quality service, being reliable and responsible”.

This core value states how employees are expected to relate to their external and internal customers including stakeholders and how they will accomplish their work in carrying out the mission of the Institute.

Currently, IEDS is the only Tanzanian and Eastern Africa Training Institute accredited to the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat in Bonn, Germany with global recognition in environment and climate change training. IEDS’s  Climate Change Programme offers a range of services, within Tanzania and across Africa including executive training, capacity development for other education and training institutions, support for national learning strategies, learning methodology development, and knowledge-sharing.

Activities are carried out through partnerships with other international institutions such as in UK (International Institute  for Environment and Development- IIED; and The European Capacity Building Initiative at Oxford University); Bangladesh (the International Centre  for Climate Change and Development –ICCAD); and  Dubai, Saudi Arabia (The Solomon People Solution Training Centre, Dubai).

Basic Certificate in Environmental Science and Management:

Students who wish to study Basic Technician Certificate (BTC) in environmental science and management studies courses must possess at least pass mark of D in four (4) subjects at their National Form Four Examination recognized by NECTA. One of the D must be science subject or Geography.

For form six leavers who wish to study the same course, must have at least one principal pass in any of the science subjects or Geography and one subsidiary pass.

Diploma in Environmental Science and Management

Students who wish to study diploma in Environmental Science and Management must possess a basic certificate recognized by NACTE in any of the natural science subjects such as Agricultural, Forestry, Wildlife, Fisheries or Health.

For form six leavers must possess one principal pass in any of the science subjects or Geography and any one subsidiary pass.

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