USAID Helps Promote Entrepreneurship, ICT Education in Poor Nations

    The U.S. Agency for International Development, Cisco and World Learning are working together to foster local entrepreneurship, workforce development and economic growth in the developing world.

    The program seeks to train more than 2,500 students over the next two years, boost local businesses, improve local incomes and help grow local economies. USAID is offering USD1 million in seed funding through World Learning to help establish new Cisco Entrepreneur Institutes and Cisco Networking Academy programs in as many as 10 countries.

    Cisco Entrepreneur Institutes and Cisco Networking Academy programs provide education on entrepreneurship and information and communications technology to help individuals develop and manage successful businesses. 

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.