The Consultative Meeting for the Establishment of Regional Knowledge Network of Telecentres in Central Asia was organized in Baku, Azerbaijan on 6-7 May 2008. The Meeting was one of many activities of the United Nations Development Account project entitled “Knowledge networks through ICT access points for disadvantaged communities”, which is being implemented jointly by the five United Nations Regional Commissions.
The project aims to empower the poor and disadvantaged communities, women in particular, through transforming selected existing ICT access points into knowledge hubs of global knowledge network to provide, develop, organize, share and disseminate knowledge pertinent to these communities.
The objectives of the Meeting were to share experience and good practices on telecentre initiatives and to consult with telecentre stakeholders, including governments, associations of telecentres, international organizations, NGOs, and the private sector on the establishment of a knowledge network of telecentres in the Central Asian region.
Introduction to the United Nations Development Account Project entitled “Knowledge Networks through ICT Access Points for disadvantaged communities”, Mr. Clovis Freire, Information Technology Officer, Space Technology Applications Section, ICSTD, UNESCAP
Overview of the status of implemtation and use of telecentres in the Asia Pacific region, Mr. Clovis Freire, Information Technology Officer, Space Technology Applications Section, ICSTD, UNESCAP
Knowledge Network: General Principles, Mr. Clovis Freire, Information Technology Officer, Space Technology Applications Section, ICSTD, UNESCAP
Country Presentations: Sharing information on policies and programmes that promote the application promote the applciation of ICT for social and economic development
Azerbaijan, Mr. Elmir Velizade, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies, Republic of Azerbaijan
Kazakhstan, Mr. Marzhan Tastimova, manager of IT Project, Agency Republic of Kazakhstan fro Informatization and Communication
Kyrgyzstan, Ms. Aizada Borubaeva, Head, Department of Management of Communication and Information, Ministry of Transport and Communication
Tajikistan, Ms. Shohsanam Kurbonova Donaevna, Senior Specialist, Central Department, Communication and Informatization, Ministry of Transport and Communication
Uzbekistan, Mr. Sherzodkhoja Khabibullakhoja, Senior Specialist. Software Market and Production Development Department, Communications and Information Agency of Uzbekistan.
Country Paper Presentations: knowledge sharing through telecentres
Mr. Mohammad Kabir Haseeb, Project Management Specialist, Information Management, USAID Afghanistan
Mr. Kamran Davud Aghamaliyev, project Coordinator, Azerbaijan Community Development Research Training and Resource Center
Ms. Oksana Zarukaeva, Country Coordinator, Internet Access and Training Program (IATP), International Research and Exchange Board (IREX)
Mr. Kerry Adon Cosby, Country Director, Project Harmony
Mr. Makhmud Kurbonalievich Naimov, Deputy Regional Program manager for Euroasia, Internet Access and Training Program (IATP)
Ms. Lira Samykbaeva, Project Manager of the eCenter Project, Civil Initiative on Internet Policy Public Foundation (CIIP)
Ms. Nadejda Alisheva, Director, Information Future Public Foundation
Ms. Elgiza Maratovna Bekenova, Country Coordinator, Internet Access and training Program (IATP), International Research and Exchange Board (IREX)
Mr. Suhrobsho Davlatshoev, Country Coordinator, Internet Access and Training Program (IATP), International Research and Exchange Board (IREX)
Mr. Rustam Kosimov, National Program Coordinator, Relief International – Schools Online (RI-SOL)
Ms. Dilnora A. Azimova, Internet Development Program Coordinator, UNDP Uzbekistan