UNESCAP unveils IT jobs plan for Burma

A new presidential initiative to create jobs for young people and investment opportunities in Burma’s IT sector was announced by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) during a development forum in Naypyidaw on 28 Jan. The first phase of the Information Technology Capacity Development Programme, a collaboration between ESCAP, Infosys and the governments of India and Burma, will see 25 outstanding IT engineers and entrepreneurs from Burma undergoing 12 weeks of intensive training in India in software development.