4 countries including Taiwan, U.S. host forum in Latin America

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/09/2020
By: Emerson Lim

Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Taiwan, the United States, Japan and Guatemala hosted the first international forum under the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) focused on Latin America and the Caribbean region on Wednesday, according to the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT).

The forum, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was hosted by AIT, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, and the government of Guatemala, AIT said in a press statement issued that day.

"Today's webinar focused on helping countries deploy digital tools to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic," AIT said. "Other virtual events in this series will also be related to aspects of the digital economy."

Topics discussed included the use of technology to overcome workplace challenges posed by the pandemic; the power of data to build resilience to global epidemic threats; and the use of artificial intelligence to limit the spread of the disease, AIT said.    [FULL  STORY]

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