Information technology

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Due to a lack of resources and education, many of the world's developing countries have been unable to take advantage of the advances in technology. Today, however, Peace Corps Volunteers are working to help people in these communities take part in the information and communications technology (ICT) revolution.

ICT Volunteers help communities and organizations capitalize on available and appropriate information technologies, helping to bridge the divide between those who can afford access to technology and those who cannot. They identify innovative approaches that enable resource-poor communities to use information and communications technology for their own development purposes.

ICT Volunteers typically have backgrounds and degrees in computer science, information systems, mass communications, graphics design and knowledge of or experience in basic computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases and/or other multimedia platforms (e.g., audio/radio, video/television); and strong leadership and organizational skills.

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Specific Opportunities

Information Technology Work Area
Volunteers provide technical training and support to school systems, health ministries, municipal government offices, businesses, and non-governmental organizations.

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The Peace Corps will be using the Peacewiki to better organize its IT framework worldwide.

For information on the country IT resources look up the article "List of resources for (your country)"

External Links

Information Technology Official US Peace Corps Website

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