UN Agencies launch a joint programme to mitigate environmental crisis in the Aral Sea Region

Human induced activities more often become the reason for man-made environmental disasters. In Central Asia the chief among them is the Aral Sea disaster and desertification. It has had serious socio-economic impact on the livelihoods of millions. The issue of mitigating the Aral Sea disaster for population affected...

Home grown energy

Wood is a key resource around the world and in Uzbekistan. It is a source of fuel that if effectively maintained, can be carbon neutral and have a positive impact on the environment. Currently, though, far more naturally-growing wood is cut and burnt, than is replaced. In the past decade 1.2 million squares of...

Results of UNDP Project for enhancement of lawmaking and RIA were summed up

On December 23, 2016, a Project Board Meeting of the UNDP Project "Support to the Enhancement of Law-making, Rule-making and Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA)" was held in Poytakht Business Center to discuss the project's overall results achieved during operating period (2014 - 2016) and plans for the next...

Implementing accessible and convenient e-services: experience of Latvia discussed

Latvia has succeeded in improving the quality of public service delivery through effective and rational introduction of ICT in public administration. Today, 96% of businesses and over 73% of population in Latvia have access to high-speed Internet. More than 60% of population prefers digital form of getting public...

UNDP E-Government Promotion Project Presented Results for 2016

On December 9, 2016, the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan hosted a Project Board Meeting of the UNDP Project "E-Government Promotion for Improved Public Service Delivery". The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the project's results in 2016...

Hydrometric specialists improve professional qualification

The role of irrigation in the socio-economic wellbeing of the people in Uzbekistan can hardly be overestimated. A proper irrigation system management mostly depends on highly qualified specialists in the field of hydrometry. Therefore, improving knowledge of water management specialists responsible for water metering...

Improving life quality of people with disabilities

Each year December 3 is celebrated worldwide as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in line with the Resolution of UN General Assembly 47/3 dated October 14, 1992. This year is a 10 year anniversary of adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) – ratified by...

Elderly people receive better assistance and home care

Traditionally the elderly were a lynchpin in Uzbekistan’s family-led society – they hold respect from their families and communities, and the care they receive from their families is an assumption. But if for some reasons the elderly persons become lonely they can feel abandoned and isolated. Lubov Kuzmina has lived...

Beyond inclusive employment – Equal opportunities for people with disabilities

Creating an inclusive society for people living with disabilities is not a simple process, just as disability is not a simple matter – it takes on endless forms and impacts everyone differently. To some a disability will be a minor annoyance, ‘something extra thing to think about’, while for others disabilities can be a...

Demo Day gave an impulse to startups market entry

Demo Day, a final event of the 'Startup-initiatives' Startup Support Programme, became the beginning of a new phase for 13 finalists of the Programme. As a result, of the event, six projects are negotiating with investors on further partnership issues. After three months of intensive work on ideas, testing...

13 Student Teams Pitch their Startup Ideas at Demo Day

On November 30, 2016, a Demo Day of the Startup Support Programme will be held in Tashkent. The Demo Day is a final event of the three-month Programme, where finalists will present their startup projects to potential investors and other stakeholders to build further partnership. In building a diversified and...