I am pleased to welcome all our valued stakeholders to The Forestry Training Institute (FTI), Olmotonyi-Arusha. FTI, Olmotonyi is the oldest and only Government Institution in Tanzania under The Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism which offers Forestry courses at technical level. The Institute was established in 1937 to generate technical manpower in forestry at certificate level. In late 1980s and early 1990s FTI already had a regional reputation attracting students from different African countries. These countries include Cameroun, Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Eswatini, Uganda and Zambia.
The Institute was registered in 2002 as a Technical Institution under Act No. 9 of 1997 of the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) and granted provisional accreditation under the same authority in 2004. On 16th December 2005 the Institute was granted full accreditation to offer Basic technician certificate, Technician certificate and Ordinary diploma courses in forestry corresponding to National Technical Award levels 4, 5 & 6 respectively. On 04th January 2019 the Institute was as well fully accredited by NACTE to offer Ordinary Diploma in Urban Forestry and Landscaping and Ordinary Diploma in Geoinformatics for Natural Resources Management that correspond to National Technical Award level 6. On behalf of the FTI Management, I would like to thank you for your interest in joining our Institute which has over 82 years in existence and experience, having professional and committed staff and adequate facilities and equipment for meeting our aim of imparting the knowledge, skills and attitude to our prospective students. We will continue to be committed to offering high quality training as well as researches and consultancies in forestry and environmental conservation, focusing on sustainable management and use of forest resources which will enhance the contribution of the forestry sector towards fulfilling 2025 millennium development goals, i.e. to alleviate poverty, improve food security and enhance environmental conservation.
Dr. Joseph S Makero