Our Work

Who We Are:

DOI-ITAP collaborates with other countries to help build capacity through on-site technical assistance, U.S.-based training, one-on-one exchanges, and train-the-trainer workshops. DOI-ITAP has worked in more than 60 countries worldwide through partnerships with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, and other funding partners.

DOI-ITAP facilitates interdisciplinary teams from across DOI, drawing from 70,000 world-class technical experts from DOI bureaus and offices with applied technical expertise, domestic and international experience, and relevant language skills, including:


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DOI’s expertise includes, among many others: 

  • Habitat & Wildlife Management
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Environmental Law Enforcement
  • Indigenous Peoples Issues
  • Women's Environmental Leadership & Empowerment
  • Combating Wildlife Trafficking
  • Energy Development
  • Mining​
  • Water Management
  • Cultural Heritage Preservation
  • Natural Disaster Mitigation
  • Scientific research 
  • Mapping
  • Outdoor recreation, and
  • Visitor services and education

What We Do:

DOI-ITAP managers will:

  • Engage in activities that reinforce the host-country government, DOI, and U.S. foreign policy priorities;
  • Coordinate and guide specialized teams to foster direct and sustained government-to-government exchanges; and
  • Partner with local and international NGOs and private contractors to support its activities.

Engaging counterparts in other settings provides DOI employees with opportunities to strengthen their own skills to enhance their work here in the U.S.

  • Cultural Heritage Objects on Display in Market
    Learn how DOI-ITAP is helping countries protect invaluable cultural property and repatriate cultural heritage objects!

    Cultural Heritage

  • Solar panel display
    Learn how DOI-ITAP is supporting renewable energy technologies and the safe extraction of critical minerals!

    Energy and Minerals

  • Group of Wildlife Law Enforcement Officials Processing Forensic Evidence of Wildlife Trafficking
    Learn how DOI-ITAP supports international wildlife law enforcement officials and improves capacity to investigate and prosecute wildlife trafficking cases!

    Environmental Law Enforcement and Governance

  • The Mombasa Plastics Prize Competitors Celebrate the Program Launch!
    Learn how DOI-ITAP is empowering women and youth to be conservation champions!

    Gender and Youth Empowerment

  • Indigenous presenter speaking at DOI-ITAP cultural property exchange workshop
    Learn how DOI-ITAP is engaging Indigenous and local community organizations to support sustainable natural and cultural resource management!

    Indigenous and Local Community Engagement

  • Tiger Crossing an Unpaved Trail with Autumn Foliage in the Background
    Learn how DOI-ITAP promotes sustainable protected areas management and preserves biodiversity worldwide!

    Protected Areas and Wildlife

  • Supporting local wildlife tourism in the Maya Biosphere Reserve
    Learn how DOI-ITAP is supporting sustainable tourism and economic growth for local communities worldwide!

    Tourism and Economic Growth

  • Photo from above the Hidroituango Dam
    Learn how DOI-ITAP is supporting sustainable water resource management worldwide!