Today, Huawei, in partnership with the ASEAN Foundation and the Thailand Tourism Authority, inaugurated its biggest-ever Seeds for the Future Program in Asia Pacific (TAT). 120 exceptional students from 16 nations in the Asia Pacific will participate in a 9-day cross-cultural, digital boot camp from August 19 to August 27. Through Tech4Good projects, they will make technical recommendations for social problems while they are there. The 2022 cohort has the highest gender balance in the area since the program’s inception in 2008 thanks to the participation of 56 women out of the 120 participants.
Future Seeds in the Asia-Pacific Since Huawei and the ASEAN Foundation reached an agreement to expand it, the programme won’t be held for the first time until 2022. Participants can take a cultural tour of Bangkok with TAT. The three groups want to improve the program’s worth and quality by working together. Government officials and representatives from foreign organisations were present at the inauguration ceremony.
“Public and private sectors are currently collaborating to increase ICT personnel in order to keep up with changing trends. I believe that co-training with leading specialised companies such as Huawei will greatly enhance the quality of education and is an excellent step for advancing digital development,” said H.E. Mr. Jurin Laksanawisit, Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce. ASEAN’s Secretary-General, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, emphasised that the development of a digital ASEAN will be fueled by digital talent: “The private sector can take the lead in bringing this vision to life. This project demonstrates Huawei’s ongoing dedication to working with the ASEAN youth and assisting them in becoming ready for the demands of business. The Huawei ASEAN Academy deserves praise for collaborating with regional players to train 23,465 ICT professionals from Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia.”