Information and Communications Technology
Who we are:
We are a group of Peace Corps volunteers dedicated to integrating communication technology into all sectors of volunteer service in order to develop ICT infrastructure and education in Tanzania.
What we do:
- Maintain a website to provide a shared platform where volunteers can preserve and disseminate institutional knowledge.
- Provide current and prospective volunteers with the tools and training they need in order to successfully integrate ICT into their own work.
- Showcase volunteer work in order to educate the public on the Peace Corps mission in Tanzania.
ICT in Tanzania:
ICT stands for Information and Communications Technology. As the developed countries have become increasingly entrenched in the Information Age, developing countries have begun to face a further obstacle dubbed "the digital divide," denoting the gap that separates those who are able to fully participate in a global culture of knowledge and those who cannot. In recent years, the Tanzanian government has recognized the importance of ICT development and is implementing policy the vision of which is for Tanzania to become "a hub of ICT infrastructure and ICT solutions that enhance sustainable socioeconomic development and accelerated poverty reduction both nationally and globally." We as Peace Corps volunteers are committed to assisting the Tanzanian people to achieve their goals in respect of ICT development and growth.
Want to help?
We are always looking for interested and hardworking people to help us. Give us a call or an email (login and see below) and tell us your ideas. Want to help, but not sure you have the tech skills? Don't worry, a lot of what we do isn't hard and we'll help you learn the rest.
Contact info for the ICT volunteers responsible for PCTanzania.org appear below if you're logged in.
(I've created an account but don't see any contact info below - why?)