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IACs: Bridging the Global Digital Divide

What is IAC Project ?

IAC Serbia
IAC Serbia
Information Access Center (IAC) is a Multi-functional facility that includes ICT Training Lab, ICT Complex Room, Seminar Room, and Administrative office. NIA provides IT infrastructure equipped with the newest PCs, A/Vs, O/As. etc, along with the general interior design/ construction of the center through the IAC Project. The Project aims to offer local communities a wide range of opportunities for ICT enablement and to bring them into Information Society, thus contributing to bridging the Global Digital Divide.

IAC Ghana
IAC Ghana
In order to reflect and meet the needs of the beneficiary country, each center is designed after a thorough field study. The beneficiary government is responsible for providing the venue at which the Center is to be located, investing in the general construction costs, and operating and managing the Center.

In addition to establishing the Center, NIA provides a maintenance program to increase the sustainability of the project that each center can apply for every 4 years.





"Since 2002, 58 IACs have been established at 48 countries worldwide."
Information Access Centers (IACs)
The Centers have been functioning as the hub for IT training, projects and continous cooperation with Korea
*check below for the establishment status by year

Project Values

the IAC Projects have been establishing each centers’ characters, values, and demand on the highest priority.

The IAC Project encourages the IACs to operate and manage the center based on their own edges and values. Some of the cases are as follows.

Georgia center
Georgia center
Georgia center is dedicated to empowering people with visual impairments, especially through ICT Training and Projects.

NIA provided the IAC Georgia with the equipment for visually impaired people to support the center operation

The center has been contributing to increasing the IT capability and internet accessibility for the visually impaired people through the introduction of the DAISY, Training, and Seminars.



Colombia center
Colombia center
Colombia (Bucaramanga) center is focused on the creative industry and boosting the work of technology-mediated artists.

The center encourages entrepreneurship, especially in the field of the development of digital products, such as the creation of video games, audiovisual products, and applications.





How to Participate

Around 4 countries with strong potential and dedication for national IT development through bilateral cooperation are selected annually as IAC sites.

Application Process

Application Process

*PCP can be sent through the email; Global ICT Project Team

Other Details

Exemplary models
(1)(Capacity Building Type) The center will develop mid or long-term curriculums and run the courses to foster ICT specialists and provide high-quality education to users of IAC;

(2)(Business Linkage Type) The center will provide the facilities of the IAC for people interested in start-ups related to ICT.
Equipment of IAC
Equipment of IAC
Facilities Equipment
ICT Training
  • Best Environment for ICT Education
  • PCs, Printer, Scanner, Projector, A/V Equipment
ICT Complex Room
  • Free Access Internet for Everyone
  • PCs, Multi-function Printer, PDP TV Set
Seminar Room
  • Proper Space for Seminar, Conference, and class
  • PCs, Beam Projector, Video Conference, Equipment, Other A/V Equipment
Administrative Office
  • Office for 3 IAC Operators
  • PCs, Server, Multi-function Printer, Copy Machine
Annual IAC Establishment
Annual IAC Establishment
Year Nation
2002 Cambodia
2003 Romania, Vietnam, Egypt
2004 Philippines, Bulgaria
2005 Laos, Tunisia
2006 Indonesia, Nigeria
2007 Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Kenya
2008 Guatemala, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh
2009 Morocco, Algeria, Paraguay, Peru
2010 Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Rwanda
2011 Nepal, Ukraine, Ghana, Panama, Moldova
2012 Vietnam(Center 2), Myanmar, Colombia
2013 Papua New Guinea, Indonesia (Center 2), Ethiopia, Dominican Republic
2014 Belarus, Costa Rica, Honduras, Uganda
2015 Nicaragua, Vietnam(Center 3), Palestine, Bhutan
2016 Rwanda, Cambodia (Center 2), Georgia, Madagascar
2017 Serbia, Jordan, Paraguay (Center 2), Peru
2018 El Salvador, Malawi
2019 Colombia (Center 2), Vietnam(Center 4)
IAC Blueprint Model

Application Process

For more information
Please contact Global ICT Project Team at
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