Central Asia

Training on Realizing Data-Driven Governance for Central Asia

The widespread of ICTs has paved the way for a data revolution. This revolution offers governments new opportunities that can help increase efficiency, transparency, and improve public services. However, the slow adoption of data in governance can be attributed numerous reasons, including political and technical, such as the lack of data standards, poor data quality, poor information governance, and lack of appropriate policy frameworks. 

Integration of Information and Communication Technologies into National Development Plans for Central Asian Countries

This publication is the output of the project on "Capacity Building for ICT Policymaking" supported by UNDA and executed in cooperation with UNECE. The project’s main objective was to assist decision makers in Central Asia and the Caucasus in building indigenous capacity for ICT strategy and policy development, in particular for integration of ICT in national development programme. It is the major aim of this publication to assist in reaching the above-mentioned objective.

UNESCAP Reference No.:  ST/ESCAP/2502

ICT in Education in Central and West Asia Executive Summary

This publication presents and analyzes the major conclusions of research conducted in Central and West Asia in 2006 through 2011 to ascertain the impact of information and communications technology (ICT) investments on education. It presents a critical overview of the effectiveness of ICT policies and strategies in basic education in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, with shorter studies on Afghanistan, Armenia, Georgia, and Pakistan.

Information and Communication Technologies for Reconstruction and Development: Afghanistan Challenges and Opportunities

The intent of this report is to raise awareness of the importance of the role of ICT in failed state intervention and follow-on reconstruction and development. Afghanistan is used as a case study to examine and highlight, by example, successes and some of the challenges encountered in trying to rebuild a war-torn country’s telecommunications and IT infrastructure and to use it to enable other sector reconstruction and development.

Review of Hydrological and Meteorological Services in the Caucasus and Central Asia Region

The report examines the use of hyrological and meteorological tools and resources to reduce and manage disaster risk in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Прилагаемый доклад рассматривает тему использования гидрологических и метеорологических инструментов и ресурсов по сокращению и регулированию риска стихийных бедствий в Казахстане, Кыргызстане, Таджикистане, Туркменистане, Узбекистане, Азербайджане, Армении и Грузии.

UN-APCICT participates in conference on the use of innovative internet for research and education in Almaty, Kazakhstan on 1-2 October 2014

UN-APCICT participates in the First CAREN Regional Networking Conference on “Innovative Internet for Researchers and Higher Education” at Turan University in Almaty, Kazakhstan to raise awareness on the role of capacity development and promote ICTD education in higher education.


APCICT promoted the Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) Programme to researchers and academics in Central Asia

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development (APCICT) organized a session on “Women ICT Frontier Initiative: ICT Enabled Women Entrepreneurship” at the Second Regional Central Asia Research and Education Network (CAREN) Conference on 26 April 2017 in cooperation with CAREN.