The Directorate of External Linkages and Community Engagement (DELCE) is established in compliance with section 26 of the Mzumbe University Charter (2007) established under section 25 of the Universities Act No. 7 of 2005. The rationale of forming DELCE is founded on the indisputable need for the Mzumbe University to engineer and spear-head practically based continuous knowledge, skills development and growth of its internal and external clients through economic and social policy changes. To that effect, DELCE strives to establish and achieve a close, effective and sustainable working relationship with communities, governments and other partners in the entire context of changing lives.
On that basis, DELCE is responsible for innovative imagination of practical academic and professional knowledge and skills; collaborations that is evidenced by best performance practices and demonstrated by improved life-styles of the people/community. DELCE espouses the philosophy that “living is learning and learning is living better than before”.