UN Agencies launch a joint programme to mitigate environmental crisis in the Aral Sea Region
Jan 12, 2017
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 is vital and critical not only for Uzbekistan, but also for the Eurasian region.
Results of UNDP Project for enhancement of lawmaking and RIA were summed up
Dec 23, 2016
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 phase.
UNDP E-Government Promotion Project Presented Results for 2016
Dec 9, 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 and plans for the next year.
Implementing accessible and convenient e-services: experience of Latvia discussed
Dec 9, 2016
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 services and this figure is growing annually. In this regard, learning best Latvian practices in promoting e-services is interesting for Uzbekistan.
Hydrometric specialists improve professional qualification
Dec 6, 2016
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 and distribution is highly important.
Improving life quality of people with disabilities
Dec 3, 2016
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.
Elderly people receive better assistance and home care
Dec 2, 2016
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 this life.
Demo Day gave an impulse to startups market entry
Dec 1, 2016
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.
13 Student Teams Pitch their Startup Ideas at Demo Day
Nov 30, 2016
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.
The biggest biogas facility became operational in Andijan region
Nov 28, 2016
Uzbekistan has substantial renewable energy potential, which is still largely untapped. According to the preliminary estimates, total potential of biogas in Uzbekistan is estimated to exceed 8.9 billion cubic meters annually. As the calorific value, this corresponds to 6.5 billion cubic meters of natural gas, accounting for more than 10% of annual demand for energy in Uzbekistan.