What we do: ITC is a nonprofit corporation that provides technical assistance in developing countries, including the appropriate use of technology.
ITC is expanding work in the area of technology and conservation. A new program area is called International Technology and Conservation.
Founded in 1989
Created World Class ® which allows groups around the globe to work together on an issue (usually conservation related)
Started World Class ® using innovative computer conferencing; now using social networking platforms
Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF) to look at ways to bring access to rural underserved areas
Received support from Bell South Foundation, NSF, Gregory C. Carr Foundation and others to carry out technology and education projects in the US and around the globe
Set up school-based community networks and rural telecenters in developing countries
Implemented projects in China (Beijing, Kunming, Xishuangbanna), Vietnam, Nepal, Zimbabwe, and Angola
Managed connectivity and a six-month online forum for the MIT Media Lab
Developed an internet plan for the state of Vermont
Ran an online forum for the US Department of Education
2001 to 2011 From 2001 to 2006 William Wright, ITC’s executive director, took a leave from ITC to join senior management for a large USAID-funded project that brought digital opportunities to developing countries.
From 2006 to the end of 2011 William Wright worked in senior management for a project that restored a national park in Mozambique. In this role he explored the use of information and communication technologies in a protected area.
2012 We are now beginning work on new technology and conservation projects around the world. More information to come.