• September 2, 2021

ARLINGTON, September 2  – The USAID U.S. Support for Economic Growth in Asia (US-SEGA) project has launched a two-year 2M dollar program with Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment’s National Innovation Center (MPI/NIC) to support Vietnam’s National Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy to advance continued economic transformation. Announced as part of Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam last week, the Workforce for an Innovation and Start-Up Ecosystem activity (WISE) will support scalable, market-driven, and sustainable models to prepare Vietnam’s workers for 4IR via partnerships with the private sector. Through WISE, Nathan will build capacity in basic digital literacy, provide information on 4IR career pathways, provide ICT upskilling/reskilling, and explore innovative financing mechanisms for 4IR skills development. The activity will also build the capacity of the MPI/NIC and other government agencies to enable them to work effectively with the private sector on upskilling and reskilling the workforce for innovation.

WISE will support Vietnam’s efforts to promote inclusive 4IR skills development with a special focus on women and learners outside of large cities to help narrow the country’s digital divide. WISE helps to further key objectives of USAID’s Digital Strategy and is designed to deliver long-term impact by supporting ICT leaders, coders, designers, and technicians to advance the use and development of 4IR technologies as they take root across Vietnam’s economy.

For more information, please contact US-SEGA Chief of Party, Ann Katsiak at .

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