Nathan Wins Strategic USAID Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Program in the Pacific Islands
ARLINGTON, Va., MAY 8, 2023—Nathan, a Cadmus Company, is further expanding its global digital connectivity work with a strategic program aimed at advancing digital infrastructure, digital governance, and digital skills in the Pacific Islands.
The nearly US$24 million Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership-Pacific Activity (DCCP-Pacific) is a strategic partnership with USAID/Philippines, Pacific Islands, and Mongolia, and will spearhead various initiatives aimed at promoting digital infrastructure and cybersecurity in 12 Pacific Island Countries. With its extensive experience and impact in the Indo-Pacific region, Nathan has a longstanding history of working through regional to leverage regional integration and alignment in order to tackle development challenges. This latest initiative builds upon Nathan’s commitment to helping economies in the region take advantage of digital transformation in order to address critical issues of connectivity, inclusion, resilience and economic growth.
“Nathan is thrilled to expand its engagement in the Pacific, building on our current USAID, MCC, and DFAT work in the region” said Jeffrey Singer, Senior Vice President of International Development Division at Cadmus. “DCCP-Pacific represents a significant investment by USAID to bolster ICT infrastructure, enhance connectivity, foster digital literacy skills, and promote regional cybersecurity, consistent with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. We are eager to apply the lessons we’ve learned from our work in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, and our current digital connectivity activities across the Indo Pacific region to help advance this critical initiative.”
DCCP-Pacific is launching at a pivotal moment for the U.S. and Pacific Islands. It aligns with USAID’s efforts to expand its presence in the region, the U.S. State Department’s deepening diplomatic ties, and expanding programming under the whole-of-government Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership.
DCCP–Pacific further promotes the goals laid out by Pacific Island Nations to advance their resilience, economic growth, and security, as expressed in the 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent and the Boe Declaration on regional security.
DCCP-Pacific will have a regional focus, based in Suva, Fiji, and will engage across the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. It will focus on improving broadband access and affordability, strengthening the digital policy and regulatory environment, advancing digital government solutions to deliver public services, and enhancing digital skills and literacy. The program will also prioritize gender equity and social inclusion, strengthening cybersecurity capacity, and promoting regional cooperation and resilience.
Nathan, a Cadmus Company, is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that has worked for 75 years with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting impact. Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan is a world leader in International Development and possesses a dynamic practices focused on private sector development, trade, economic governance, structured finance and investment, and the environment and resilience. Our team members serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, strategies, and integrated solutions they need for sound decision-making. Public sector clients include many U.S. government departments and agencies, UK government agencies, non-profit, and multilateral organizations.
Nathan is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with corporate offices in London, UK and Chennai, India and project offices and long-term activities in more than 40 countries in the Indo-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Eurasia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Learn more about Nathan: www.nathaninc.com
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