More about MTDS

MTDS is an information technology and development consulting firm that has contributed to IT activities in more than 20 countries in Africa and the developing world over the last 15 years.

Founded in 1993, MTDS specializes in Information Communication Technology applications for economic and social development initiatives or ICT for Development. In the 90’s when Internet began transforming communications and economies worldwide, MTDS was at the forefront of establishing Internet access in Africa and promoting free market competition within the Internet services sector. MTDS engineers were essential to the inauguration of eight Internet Gateways in Sub-Saharan Africa from 1997-2002 financed by the US Government sponsored Leland Initiative , a five-year and $15 million effort to extend full Internet connectivity to twenty-one African countries. In more recent years, the company has focused its expertise on applying technology based solutions to social challenges including improving the quality and relevance of education, promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration among civil society organizations and their partners, raising awareness on human rights via the production of innovative multimedia content and supporting reform using online training solutions to update development partners’ knowledge and skills.

MTDS has a solid reputation for delivering first class technical services that respect international norms and standards (Internet access, computer hardware, network solutions, web development, hosting, and multimedia content development) combined with results-oriented human development and change management strategies. Our engineers are certified by leading technology firms including Cisco, Checkpoint and Microsoft and are experienced in deploying Open Source solutions and applications. Our ICT4D managers are experienced in responding to the requirements of large international donor organizations and maintain active networks of local partners. The company’s senior project managers individually and collectively possess a long professional experience in Morocco as well as in North and sub-Saharan Africa. MTDS employees form a multicultural team that combine the best of Moroccan, American, European and African values and know how to meet a wide variety of clients’ and development partners’ needs.

MTDS clients include many of Morocco’s prominent companies, numerous public and academic institutions as well as many local and international organizations in the development sector. MTDS has partnered with leading American consulting firms and non profits on donor funded development projects including the Academy for Educational Development or AED , Development Alternatives International (DAI), Chemonics, MSI, SETA, Computer Frontiers, Global Rights, and the Research Triangle Institute and others. In addition it has contracted directly with US and international donor organizations including MEPI, USAID, the World Bank, UNDP and UNESCO.