CCI is a cooperative organization dedicated to harnessing the power of information and communications technology (ICT) to spur economic growth and human development in underserved communities around the world. Our work ranges from developing and fostering private, sustainable and local delivery of ICT solutions, to promoting favorable national-level policy environments that will enable these enterprises to flourish.
We work to connect people, whether in large unserved areas, remote villages or small towns, to expand their opportunities, empower them to improve conditions in their communities, and enable them to participate in an increasingly information-driven and globalized marketplace. Fundamental values are the principles of partnership, self-help and long-term sustainability.
Our staff comprises a team of highly experienced professionals, managers and technicians with in-depth expertise in international development and the ICT sector. We provide technical assistance and training to governments, businesses and communities in such areas as market liberalization, interconnection and universal access policy; microenterprise and SME development; telecom and Internet strategy and implementation; community mobilization; and community-based network solutions.
Headquartered in Washington DC, CCI is a not-for-profit organization established with support from the United States Agency for International Development. CCI staff has project experience in over 35 countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the South Pacific.