USAID hosted a? technology delegation along with Intel, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Google and Cisco in an effort to help Myanmar, once ruled by a heavy-handed military regime, to? benefit from a digital economy.
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"Cisco committed to working with USAID to establish two Networking Academies in Burma within the next several months. Cisco Networking Academies are the flagship of Ciscos social investment programs worldwide.?They have established over 10,000 Networking Academies in 165 countries, helping individuals build ICT skills and prepare for industry-recognized certifications and entry-level ICT careers in virtually every type of industry. Over the next four to six weeks, Cisco will identify the location and donate lab equipment to support the launch of the Networking Academies," said Maura ONeill, Chief Innovation Officer at USAID.
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While the delegation was geared toward technology education in the country, many companies also seem to have commercial interests in Myanmar.