Korea ICT Volunteers
The World Friends ICT Volunteer Program is one of the overseas volunteer programs focusing on global digital inclusion under the Korean government’s ‘World Friends Korea’ brand. Our program is also known as Korea ICT Volunteers (KIV) and it is organized and managed by NIA.
The Volunteer Team & Their Activity
Each volunteer team is composed of 4 members who are generally University students having different roles which include ICT, language, and culture.
KIV provides recipient countries and organizations with ICT learning courses or carry out ICT-related projects to meet the demands of partner organizations by sharing their ICT knowledge and skills.
KIV also shares cultural exchange with local communities in the area of Korean music, art, language, food, sports and so on.
ICT volunteer activities are mainly divided into two types
From 2001 to 2016, NIA has sent over 6,800 Korea ICT Volunteers to 72 countries in Asia, Middle East, Africa, CIS, Europe and Latin America.
Approximately 306,000 people in Government departments, Public institutions and Universities of major developing countries have received ICT training.
NIA entered into partnership with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to jointly implement International ICT Volunteer(IIV) program under LOI signed in 2012. Since then, NIA continues to dispatch 100 Korea ICT Volunteers every year to 8 countries in the Asia-pacific region.
Number of volunteers dispatched by year
Number of volunteers dispatched by Area