USAID funds 2 million USD to improve Vietnam’s innovation workforce

USAID funds 2 million USD to improve Vietnam’s innovation workforce

The freshly-launched Vietnam Workforce for an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem (WISE) project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) with an amount of around 2 million USD is expected to help improve Vietnam’s human resources working in this field.Illustrative image (Source: Internet)Hanoi (VNA) – The freshly-launched Vietnam Workforce for an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem (WISE) project funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) with an amount of around 2 million USD is expected to help improve Vietnam’s human resources working in this field. According to Ann Marie Yastishock, Mission Director for USAID/Vietnam, the project showcases the US Government’s commitment to partnering with Vietnam along its economic transformation, and will help advance this strategy, which centres on mastering and integrating new advanced technologies, spurring innovation, and accelerating the growth of the digital economy. USAID WISE will therefore support scalable, market-driven, and sustainable models in which to prepare the nation’s workers for Industry 4.0 via partnerships with the private sector. The project will build basic digital literacy, provide Industry 4.0 career pathways information to make smart talent investments, offer information and communication technologies, upskilling and reskilling for lifelong learning, and explore innovative financing mechanisms for relevant skills acquisition. The project will also support Vietnam's efforts to emphasise Industry 4.0 skills development opportunities to all demographics by devoting a special focus on women and vulnerable groups in order to help narrow the country’s digital divide. This priority is consistent with the USAID Digital Strategy and will deliver a long-term impact in the nation through an information and communication technology sector that features leaders, coders, designers, and technicians that advance the use and development of Industry 4.0 as it takes root across the Vietnamese economy. The two-year USAID-funded project is expected to support the nation’s strategy on the fourth industrial revolution to advance continued economic transformation./.VNA

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs' spokeswoman clarifies issues of public concern

Ministry of Foreign Affairs' spokeswoman clarifies issues of public concern

Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang shared information about issues of public concern during its regular press conference via teleconference on October 7.Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang shared information about issues of public concern during its regular press conference via teleconference on October 7.Commenting on a report that a group of British aircraft carriers and New Zealand corvette vessels are heading to the East Sea to prepare for a large-scale military drill near Singapore, Hang affirmed Vietnam’s consistent stance that all activities and cooperation at sea by countries must follow regulations in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), making responsible contributions for common benefits that match nations' aspirations about law abidance, especially the 1982 UNCLOS, thus maintaining stability, peace, security, safety and cooperation in the East Sea.About the ASEAN Summit and related high-level meetings scheduled to take place this month, Hang said they will be held virtually from October 26-28. Preparations for the events are being accelerated.The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) had convened ministerial meetings with senior officials' meetings, she said, adding that issues regarding these meetings were discussed and decided by the bloc on the basis of the ASEAN Charter and common procedures.Regarding the development of COVID-19 treatment medicines, the spokeswoman said medicines and vaccines are defined as decisive measures to control and safely adapt to the pandemic. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs directed Vietnamese representative agencies abroad to study the development of COVID-19 treatment medicines in the world and assist the Ministry of Health in accessing potential medicines to consider research and pilot use in Vietnam.The access, import and cooperation in production of COVID-19 medicines are one of the key tasks by the Government’s working group on vaccine diplomacy, which will continue to be stepped up in the near future, she said./.VNA

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