The ICT University – International Center for IT  and Development (ICTU-ICITD) is a citadel of Information Technology focused on advancing IT research and training worldwide with an emphasis on developing nations. ICITD delivers exceptional research, educational programs, and projects related to information and communication technology with a focus on providing an international model for excellence that produces distinctive differences.


ICITD fulfills its mission and realizes its aspirations in three ways

  • We communicate quality in our tele-health, tele-education, and tele-democracy projects.
  • We build meaningful partnerships with our internal colleagues and external partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, South American, and South East Asia
  • We secure and steward an ever increasing supply of useful financial and human resources as we conduct hypothesis-driven research and translate it into practical applications

Core Values

  • Advocacy and Collaboration: We are knowledgeable about information technology and communications and readily collaborate with others to advance our mission. We value and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration with external partners, especially rural/resource-poor settings of developed nations (North Carolina and other US states) and developing nations.
  • Direct, Open, and Honest Communication: We provide our collaborators with frequent, accurate, and up-to-date information concerning all aspects of information and communications technology. We work with our collaborators to build relationships of trust, respect, and support across cultures.
  • Fiscal Responsibility: We operate our Center in a fiscally responsible manner. We promote fiscal responsibility in the projects with which we work.
  • Learning and Professional Development: We pursue training and professional development opportunities to ensure that we are knowledgeable, up-to-date, and effective. We learn from one another, we learn from others, and we learn by doing.
  • Professionalism and Integrity: The process by which we achieve results is as important as the results that we achieve. We treat all of our collaborators with respect.
  • Teaching and Coaching: We help others understand the policies and best practices that underwrite excellence in our sponsored projects. We model best practices for others. We are patient and we listen. We mentor others seeking information and communication technology skills.
  • Teamwork: Every project requires the care and attention of many collaborators. We work together to meet the needs of all.


Specific objectives of the center include:

  • The publication of high-quality refereed journal papers in the area of technology transfer in developing nations;
  • Provides mentoring to universities and research centers based in developing nations
  • Offer technology transfer consulting services to managers and policymakers in developing countries;
  • Mentor graduate students to produce high-caliber journal and conference papers in the technology transfer stream of research;
  • Run technology transfer-related summer research institutes for undergraduate students;
  • Conduct international research travel experiences for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Host workshops and conferences every year at ICTU in Yaounde, Cameroon, as well as in different developing nations to disseminate research findings.