Program Sponsors

Dr. Alex Hills has been a long-time senior advisor to the program, a mentor to the student consultants, and a financial supporter helping to make the student experiences possible. He is also editor of the book Geeks on a Mission, in which TCinGC alumni share their experiences working in developing countries, and has generously donated the book sales proceeds to the program.

Pacific Telecommunications Council – an international, non-profit, non-governmental membership organization that brings together in a single forum both the providers and users of communication services, as well as policy-makers, technologists, lawyers, scientists and academics.

Pan-Pacific Education and Communication Experiments by Satellite (PEACESAT) - an organization that has been working to lessen the information and communication technology (ICT) divide in the Pacific Islands region for over 30 years. The mission of PEACESAT is to facilitate “development” and “public service” communications.  PEACESAT works collaboratively with partners in the region to achieve its mission. Initially the PEACESAT network was based solely on satellite telecommunications and now includes public and private fiber, copper, and microwave network technologies.

United Nations Association of the Unites States, Hawaii Division – a non-profit, non-partisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today. The Hawaii Division sponsors the Pacific Island Network which works to support technology development in remote Pacific islands.