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Project Introduction
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
ICT volunteer activities are mainly divided into two types
Type Activity Roles Period
ICT Training ICT Training provides high quality education such as web programming, network management, web design, and other various software programs from basic to advanced level. ICT(2), Language(1) and Culture(1) 1~2 months
ICT Project KIV participates in projects such as maintenance of ICT systems, development of web/mobile applications or implementation of software programs with faculty members of local institutions.

Achievement

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 year
Year '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 Total
Countries 20 27 42 32 33 29 36 41 18 22 22 24 30 24 21 21 72
Teams 61 47 87 75 86 80 87 117 130 138 153 140 138 138 141 138 1,756
Volunteers 175 206 345 300 320 304 323 442 481 548 612 550 552 552 564 561 6,835


Number of volunteers dispatched by Area
Number of volunteers dispatched by Area
Region Asia CIS Middle East Europe Latin America Africa Total
Volunteers 4,200 813 210 138 765 709 6,835
Percentage[%] 61.4 11.9 3.1 2 11.2 10.4 100
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