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Dear valued stakeholders, it is my great pleasure and honour to welcome you to the College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, the pioneer institution in providing high standards and relevant professional and technical training in Wildlife and Tourism Management in Africa and beyond. The College also, through its competent and experienced staff, conducts research and provides consultancy services relevant in addressing the challenges facing wildlife and tourism sectors and tapping the emerging opportunities.

The history of this College dates back to 1961 during the International Symposium on the Conservation of African Wildlife which was held in Arusha to deliberate on the future of wildlife conservation in the post-colonial era.  Two of the outcomes of this symposium were resolution which urged post-colonial African governments to give a special priority for training in wildlife management and Arusha Manifesto, which among other things, underscored a need for specialist knowledge andtrained manpower as prerequisites for effective conservation of wildlife and wild places. The College was founded on 24June 1963 with 25 students from Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Cameroon and Tanzania.


Since its establishment in 1963, the College has trained over 8,000 wildlife managers from 28 African countries and 24 non-African countries. In recognition of its outstanding contribution to the protection of international wildlife and environment, the College has won a number of prestigious awards includingUNEPInternational Sasakawa Environment Prize in 1986, United States Fish and Wildlife Award and Safari Club International Award. The College is also recognized as a Centre of Excellence by the East African Community (EAC) and Southern Africa Development Community (SADC).

We recognize the dynamic nature of wildlife and tourism sectors. Therefore, our training has always been vibrant to cope with emerging and growing changes while maintaining our good standards. There are challenges ahead in a number of domains of our work but also opportunities to excel.Our vision, mission, core valuesand strategic plan are guiding us towards realization of our dreams.

The College has friendly, experienced professional and committed staff and adequate facilities and equipment for meeting our aim ofimparting the knowledge, skills and right attitudeto our prospective students. We offer a number of courses including, among others, wildlife management, ecology, wildlife-human interactions, wildlife legislation and law enforcement, wildlife-based tourism, wildlife economics, wildlife protected areas planning, wildlife diseases, wildlife inventory, wildlife utilization, tour guiding, tourism planning, tourism marketing, sustainable tourism management,wildlife trans-boundary conservation and paramilitary training for wildlife professionals. 

We have conducive and convenient learning environment attributed to friendly people, calm weather andstrategic geographical location. Our College enjoys a beautiful, peaceful and secure location at the foot of the roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro.It is strategically located in proximity to our major wildlife protected areas in the Tanzania's northern tourist circuit, thus providing expediency for field practical and excursions. Access from and to the main entry points, has given the College an advantage of being one of the convenient centres for seminars, workshops, symposia and conferences. 

We are committed to developing an environment which promotes equality of opportunity, values diversity and where students, staff and other stakeholders can work and study free from discrimination and harassment regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, transgender identity or religion/belief. Our ambition is to ensure that Mweka becomes your second home!

Lastly, I wish to welcome the support of all our stakeholders to help us achieve our legal mandate of training managers who will take care of African wildlife resources. You can support us through pursuing your courses at Mweka and/or collaborating with Mweka to facilitate the training process. Please be a part of Mweka, be a part of conservation! Karibuni sana!

Yours sincerely,
Prof. Jafari R. Kideghesho
Rector

Social services and sports

The College has sports facilities for indoor and outdoor games, including a soccer (football) pitch, courts for lawn tennis, squash, basketball and volleyball, table tennis, darts and badminton. It will be important for students to bring sports gear. Students have access to satellite television for educational and entertainment purposes in the evenings and on weekends. Moshi municipality and its neighborhoods are also accessible to the students around the clock for social interactions and sports.

Students Accommodation

Hostels are available to cater for about 334 students on a non shared and shared occupancy basis. Rooms are allocated to students on a first-come first-serve basis. For those who are not accommodated on campus, accommodation could be secured either in Moshi municipality (approximately 14 km from the College) or at Mweka and Sungu villages adjacent to the College. Public transport between Mweka and Moshi is not very reliable but students staying off campus can organize themselves and arrange for transport from Moshi on terms to be decided by a group of students and the owner of the transport facility.

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Library

The library provides professional services to support teaching and learning. It offers a conducive reading environment and resources both print and electronic covering a vast of subjects in wildlife utilization, tour guiding, protected area planning and wildlife management such as biology, nature conservation, zoology, mammalogy, ornithology, Agro-forestry etc. The library has registered to four programs named AGORA, OARE, ARDI and HINARI which connects to more than 300 publishers to provide online resources. The library offers access to more e-rosources through an offline database named TEEAL and further to subscribed e-resources through an International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publication (INASP)

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