Digital inclusion: Empowering people through technology

Published: April 11, 2014
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Women’s economic empowerment activities will focus on supporting entrepreneurship, workforce skills development training and computer literacy programmes. PHOTO: FILE

Women’s economic empowerment activities will focus on supporting entrepreneurship, workforce skills development training and computer literacy programmes. PHOTO: FILE

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on the use of technology to support education and women’s economic empowerment on Thursday between USAID and Intel, according to a press release.

Education programmes outlined in the MOU include digital curriculum development, content management systems and solutions, and modeling of classroom information technology and computer usage models such as mobile computing and “computers on wheels.”

Women’s economic empowerment activities will focus on supporting entrepreneurship, workforce skills development training and computer literacy programmes.

“Intel’s engagement with USAID will ensure broader digital inclusion of rural communities and greater economic opportunities for our youth who can utilise newly-acquired information technology skills to transform their lives,” said Intel Pakistan Country Manager Naveed Siraj.

Worldwide collaboration between USAID and Intel International has resulted in more than 20 partnerships.

The global alliance has trained teachers on how to effectively use technology in their classrooms, provided needed technology to schools and improved connectivity and digital content for youth around the world.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 11th, 2014.

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