IITEDA was formed by a group of academics that have passionately been involved in organizing and participating in the ICITED conferences of 2008, 2009, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The first two conferences were held in Calabar. Apart from journal publications, the conferences produced in 2012 an IGI book Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology: Trends and Tools (

After the 2016 conference that was held in Calabar, Nigeria, the International Information Management Association (IIMA) requested a joint conference for 2017. That happened in Scotland and was hosted by the University of the West of Scotland. The resounding success with that conference resulted in a second request to repeat the success in 2018 in Texas. After the successes of these conferences, it was felt that an Association body be formed to continue the stimulation of research and avenue for dissemination in the area of ICT4D.

The next plan is to host ICITED2019 in Rwanda.