Monday
July 20
2020

4,000 MSMEs and Youths in ASEAN Region Offered Digital Skills Training

By Rasidah Hj Abu Bakar

Brunei has launched a regional initiative that will provide digital skills training to 4,000 local micro-entrepreneurs and under-employed youths.

Participants of the ‘Go Digital ASEAN’ initiative will be equipped with technology skills and tools to help them expand economic opportunities across the region and minimise the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) said in a statement on Thursday.

DARe acts as Brunei’s focal agency representative to the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (ACCMSME), which is collaborating with the Asia Foundation to carry out the digital project.

The initiative, which will be implemented in all 10 ASEAN member states, aims to train up to 200,000 micro and small enterprises and underserved youth, including women in rural and isolated areas so that they can use technology to grow their businesses.

Photo courtesy of samer daboul.

Source: The Scoop (link opens in a new window)

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Entrepreneurship, Technology
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economic development, emerging markets, entrepreneurship, MSMEs, rural development, skills development, skills training, small business, SMEs, youth employment