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The Asia Foundation CEO Laurel Miller Marks IPEF Milestone, Surpasses 10.9 Million Upskilling Opportunities

June 7, 2024 — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announces that the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) Upskilling Initiative, in partnership with The Asia Foundation, has delivered over 10.9 million upskilling opportunities, surpassing its initial goal in September 2022.

Laurel Miller, president and CEO of The Asia Foundation, highlighted the initiative’s impact in providing digital skills, especially for women and underserved communities.

“The Asia Foundation sees every day the importance of digital skills as we help transforming economies become more inclusive. We are pleased that IPEF shares this view as part of the broader importance of workforce development,” said Laurel Miller, President and CEO of The Asia Foundation. “Limited internet access, low digital literacy, and unequal access to advanced digital skills remain pervasive challenges in many parts of Asia and the Pacific, with women and other underserved communities especially affected. The IPEF Upskilling Initiative is an exciting example of how the private sector can contribute collectively to overcoming these challenges. We’re proud to be associated with this effort.”

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