International Cooperation

In its many years of action in the field of ICT for Development, OCCAM has had a variety of collaborations with governments, government agencies, International Organizations, Universities, Centers of Excellence, business entities and NGOs, playing the role of consultant, supervisor, system integrator and architecture designer, or even implementer. In all those different circumstances, should a project be launched, OCCAM signs a Memorandum of Understanding or Letter of Cooperation in which the role of each partner and the financial plan are clarified. When cooperating with governments, OCCAM has played a mediation role, engaging in the selection of suitable technical partners and content providers that can deploy hardware, software, e-services and all aspects of ICT for development projects in any given country.

Countries and governments which have participated in the work of OCCAM and the Infopoverty World Conference include: Angola, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, French Honduras, Iraq, Iceland, Lesotho, Lebanon, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Dominican Republic, Rwanda, Russia, USA, Tanzania, Japan, Palau, Samoa.

For what concerns the realization of most of its ICT villages’ projects, OCCAM cooperated with several local governments, such as the governments of Honduras, Madagascar, Lesotho, Ethiopia, Mozambico, Ghana, Rwanda, Brazil, Cameroon, Nigeria and Liberia. In a few other cases, such as in Lebanon, East Timor and the Dominican Republic, OCCAM’s intervention was instead requested by the United Nations, while in Peru local NGOs specifically called for OCCAM’s cooperation.


OCCAM actively cooperates also with International Organisations, such as the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Labor Organization (ILO), International Telecommunications Union (ITU), World Health Organization (WHO) , United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the World Bank, the Inter American Development Bank, the European Space Agency, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the African Bank for Development, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the International Federation of the Red Cross.

Institutions that have participated in the work of OCCAM and the Infopoverty World Conference include as patrons and partners: Presidenza della Repubblica, Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, Italian Foreign Ministry, Regione Lombardia, Comune di Milano, the University of Oklahoma, Provincia di Milano, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Politecnico di Milano.  

The following companies have financed OCCAM’s projects: T-Systems, Hp invent, Astaldi, Credito Valtellinese, Bnp Paribas, BSI, Wisat, Rai, Siemens, Novello, Sirc, McConnell, Intel, Inferentia, CICT-IPTC, Tre Marie, Telbios, Lavazza, Incomedia, Martini, Kins Group, AIM, Di Baio Editore, Novello, SanPaolo IMI, Telespazio, Olympic Inn, Microsoft, Skylogic, Tils, Intesa SanPaolo, Fiera Milano, UCIMU, RiminiFiera, Metropolitana Milanese SPA, Infrastrutture Lombarde, eItalia, EFACTOR, Assomac, Assocomaplast, Alcatel-Lucent, ACIMIT, ACIMALL, ACIMAC, Village Brasil, Simest, Reborn international, nComuting, iThink, Cariparma Credit Agricole, BolognaFiere, CUEVA MAYA, water4, Suns River, Utep, Eutelsat, EMS, ACI, south-south news, Quillmate, Grimont, Nortec, NGE Solutions, Eco B!, Sony, NEC, Dedalus, United Methodist Communications, Alessandro Rosso Group, Hinduja, PWC.