USTDA Supports Digital Connectivity Infrastructure in Central America

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced the launch of its online Central America Digital Connectivity Workshop Training Series to strengthen the region’s economic resilience through the deployment of innovative U.S. information and communication technology and best practices. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will participate in the initiative.

“Expanding digital connectivity is more needed than ever, and the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the essential role of ICT infrastructure in mitigating the economic and human toll of the virus,” said Thomas R. Hardy, USTDA’s Acting Director. “By utilizing a virtual platform, we will effectively collaborate and exchange ICT experiences, solutions and lessons learned from our partner countries during this time of crisis.”

The ten-part online workshop training series will explore specific ICT-related topics, including e-government, cybersecurity, digital broadband, emergency and safety technologies, technology procurement and smart city solutions.

The workshop series also aligns with the Administration’s América Crece initiative, which was launched in 2018 and helps to focus U.S. government tools and resources to catalyze private sector investment and growth across Latin America and the Caribbean. USTDA’s worship series will complement efforts by numerous partner agencies across the U.S. government.

Further news regarding the workshop series will be advertised in the coming weeks on USTDA’s website at


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging economies.  USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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