Timothy Anderson, President, World Computer Exchange

Timothy Anderson is president of World Computer Exchange and Executive Director of WCE ā€“ Canada. WCE is a global environment and educational nonprofit that provides vetted Partners in developing countries with on-site teams, on-line capacity-building services and donated working used computers. WCE provides it deployment skills and network of thousands of grassroots groups in 68 countries to development groups, government and companies. WCE's 700 volunteers build the capacity of its Partners in planning, technology, marketing, fundraising, recycling, and the educational use of the Internet. WCE also works in developing countries to raise public awareness about electronic waste, identify and assist local recyclers, and work with entrepreneurs to pilot appropriate regional recycling centers.

Anderson founded and managed for 5 years the pioneering K-12 South Shore Charter School in Massachusetts. For 18 years he managed a consulting company providing strategic planning, fund raising and program development to 300 nonprofit organizations, government agencies and school systems. In this capacity, he was the paid President of Boston Harbor Associates, co-founded and was the first director of the Boston GreenSpace Alliance, co-founded the Boston Management Consortium, and founded and managed the Federally-funded Hull Environment & Services Corps. Prior to that he was the New England Vice President of the National Alliance of Business and for seven years, administrator of Boston's two zoos where he helped raise $18 million. He was on the campaign staffs for Jimmy Carter and Senator Edward Kennedy, a consultant to the US Office of Education and National Endowment for the Humanities. He interned in the office of the Majority Leader of the US House of Representatives.

Anderson volunteers on advisory boards for: BluMail, eGranary Digital Library, Seavey Joyce, S.J. Community Service Award at Boston College, and AARP Massachusetts. He volunteered for: the Board of World Reuse, Repair and Recycling Association, the environmental and educational juries of the Stockholm Challenge, the UN ICT Task Force Working Group on Low Cost Access and Connectivity, the World Economic Forum's Global Digital Divide Initiative Task Force, and 50 other organizations. In 2002, the President of the Republic of Georgia awarded him the Badge of Honour of Georgia. He is an honorary professor of the Tbilisi Orbeliani State Pedagogical University and an honorary citizen of Kutaisi, Georgia. He has an MPA from Harvardā€™s Kennedy School and a BA from Boston College. He is married and the father of two adult sons."

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