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.
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.
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.
Open Data is fostering innovation in Uzbekistan
Nov 27, 2016
On November 24-27, 2016, MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016, an annual contest for developing applications, services, and visualization solutions based on open data was held in Tashkent. This year, the open data hackathon, which brought together more than 130 participants, was hosted by Inha University in Tashkent.
UN in Uzbekistan supports the Global Campaign Against Gender Based Violence
Nov 25, 2016
The United Nations System in Uzbekistan supports the global call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women. Every year, the campaign entitled “16 Days of Activism against gender based violence” is marked globally. It starts on the International Day against Violence against Women (25 November) and ends on the International Human Rights Day (10 December), symbolically linking these occasions together to send the message that violence against women is an act of violation against human rights.