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.
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.
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.
IT for efficient agriculture
Nov 21, 2016
Within the framework of the UNDP and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry ‘Business Forum of Uzbekistan (Phase III)' project, weather stations will be installed in a number of rural areas of the country. The aim of this initiative is to increase the efficiency of agriculture through the introduction of IT, automation of farming processes, optimization of planning and management processes in the sector.
Uzbekistan celebrated International Women's Entrepreneurship Day
Nov 19, 2016
The role of women's entrepreneurship in the economy of Uzbekistan and prospects of its development have been discussed in Tashkent within the framework of a conference, dedicated to the celebration of International Women's Entrepreneurship Day.
Participate in the European Commission Programme and win a scholarship
Nov 18, 2016
Are you an undergraduate student in the field of agriculture and water management? Do you want to contribute to managing water resources in the country? You have a great chance to participate in the European Union Programme to win a scholarship to a European-recognized University in Water Management! Limited places are available!
MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016 contest will take place in Tashkent
Nov 17, 2016
On November 24-27 in Tashkent will take place an annual contest to develop applications using open government data –MIT.UZ Open Data Challenge 2016. The contest is organized by the Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan, UNDP Uzbekistan, «Electronic Government» System Development Center, Public Youth Movement "Kamolot", Inha University in Tashkent and UZINFOCOM Center.
UNDP and national partners to foster cooperation on human rights in Uzbekistan
Nov 11, 2016
Uzbekistan is state-party to more than 70 international human rights instruments, including 6 (ICERD, ICCPR, ICESCR, CEDAW, CAT, CRC) out of the 9 core UN human rights conventions as well as 4 optional protocols. After ratification of these conventions, Uzbekistan had taken a number of legislative and institutional measures taking into account the recommendations of the UN Treaty Bodies on human rights and Universal Periodic Review (UPR). In particular, the Parliament of Uzbekistan has adopted many legislative acts regulating fundamental human rights and freedoms.
Improving public services quality and access to public information
Oct 31, 2016
United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with local khokimiyats and other concerned departments implemented a project in Jizzakh, Namangan and Tashkent regions aimed to improve public services procedure to businesses on the principle of “one window” and increase transparency of local governments. The project was financed by the grant of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom.