International Centre for IT & Development

The International Centre for IT and Development




Bringing over 100 years of combined research and grant writing experience, Professor Victor Mbarika (; and his team from Southern University, USA, will conduct a Two Day Workshop on developing winning grants. ICITD has brought in multimillion dollars in grants from agencies such as NSF, Board of Regents, NASA , Microsoft, McArthur Foundation and Fulbright. This workshop will equip participants with knowledge of the various grant agencies and how to write and win millions in grants to fund from individual to organizational projects. Participants will learn about grant agencies funding student dissertations and how to benefit. It will also teach participants how to execute and sustain projects once awarded a grant. When and where: Wesley University, Ondo, Nigeria and Southern University and A&M college, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Who should attend: University Management, Faculty and Staff, Graduate / Post Graduate students, employees from nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce, education (private and public), public health, social work, as well as independent consultants and grant writers needing certification.

Date: 12th-14th April, 2018
Registrations are currently ongoing and you can register through this Workshop Registration Form



The International Centre for IT Research and Development (ICITD) is a citadel of Information Technology focused on advancing IT research and training worldwide with emphasis on developing nations.


ICITD will deliver exceptional research, educational programs and projects relating to information and communication technology with a focus on being an international model for excellence that produces distinctive differences.



Core Values

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
  • 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.
  • 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 tier one refereed journal papers in the area of technology transfer to developing nations;
  • Offer technology transfer consulting services to managers and policy maker in developing nations;
  • 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 one workshop per year in Baton Rouge and one workshop per year at a chosen developing nation to disseminate research findings.





Office Address: Southern University and A&M College, College of Business, T. T. Allain Hall.
P. O. Box 9723, Baton Rouge, LA 70813. Email: