The Government of Belize Launches Digital Connect Centers Across the Country

March 2, 2023

Left to Right: Narda Garcia - Chief Executive Officer, Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Johnny Briceno - Prime Minister of Belize, Rosaura Chan -Chairlady, San Estevan Village, Mrs. Mirian Cansino - Librarian, San Estevan Village, Ian King - UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, Alexia Peralta - Director, E-Governance and Digitalization Unit, Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, Logistics, & E-Governance, Dr. Leroy Almendarez - Executive Director, Beltraide

The Government of Belize, through the Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE), under the Building Resilient MSMEs- Accelerating Digitization Project funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the E-Governance and Digitalization Unit (EGDU) under the Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy, Logistics and E-Governance opened the first Digital Connect Center at the Community Library in San Estevan Village, Orange Walk.


This launch of the Digital Connect Center is the first of many scheduled for this year. The Digital Connect Centers will offer free access to computers, internet, and various digital technologies, and is a part of a national commitment from all the key collaborators to promote digital inclusion for disadvantaged communities. The center doubles as a landing space (i) to promote entrepreneurial development, business innovation and competitiveness for Micro Small Medium Enterprise (MSME) and will (ii) provide access to digital literacy trainings to upskill youths, the unemployed, underemployed and the elderly.