TechCamps are a public diplomacy program hosted in the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) at the U.S. Department of State.
TechCamps are hands-on, participant-driven workshops that connect private sector technology experts with key populations — journalists, non-governmental organizations, civil society advocates, and more — to explore and apply innovative tech solutions to global issues. TechCamps are focused on results, with participants identifying real-world challenges and working in partnership with trainers to apply technology solutions to these challenges. Each TechCamp also includes ongoing impact-oriented programs and efforts to help participants implement their projects post-workshop and stay connected and engaged with each other, their trainers, and U.S. State Department staff.
The U.S. State Department has conducted more than 60 TechCamps all over the world since 2010, training more than 3,200 participants from more than 110 countries. Explore our map to see where TechCamp has had an impact.