The Connectivity Pillar designs activities to accelerate human development efforts by using ICT for education and training, improving access to scientific knowledge, and promoting innovative partnerships.
The Connectivity Pillar provides platforms to exchange best practices in infrastructure development, such as information and communication technology (ICT), engineering, aviation, energy ports, and road management. The pillar also builds strategic partnerships between the private sector in the U.S. and the Lower Mekong in order to facilitate connectivity and foster innovative business models in the sub-region.
Examples of projects under the Connectivity Pillar include:
- Mekong Technology Innovation Generation and Entrepreneurship Resources (TIGERS@Mekong) is a public-private alliance platform aimed at enhancing and deepening the start-up and innovation ecosystems of targeted Mekong economies by supporting young innovators and entrepreneurs. The project is managed by the U.S. Department of State and is the signature project under the 'Connect Mekong' framework. For more information, please visit the Tigers@Mekong website.