• Yuliya Malieieva, Project Manager

SmartUp - A New Learning Platform for Lao Businesses


The USAID/Laos Business Environment activity team with Mr. Michael Ronning, USAID Country Representative to Lao PDR (center)

The USAID/Laos Business Environment activity has launched an online educational platform for digital literacy skills called “SmartUP." The platform - available both on computer desktops and smartphones - provides entrepreneurs with training modules designed to improve their skills in the areas of data analysis, digital marketing, accounting, graphic design, and more.


The launch event was co-chaired by Mr. Somchith Inthamith, Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, and Mr. Michael Ronning, USAID Country Representative to Lao PDR.


The website and training materials are available in Lao and can be found here: https://smartup.lica.la


A Facebook livestream of the event is available at: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=372894174377303&ref=watch_permalink

*At the 22min mark, Mr. Ronning discusses the country’s economic progress and digitalization in recent years and the importance of platforms like SmartUp for future growth. We’ll be sharing more about SmartUp soon – stay tuned!

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