The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan agreed on implementation of the next step of the project on “Modernization of Sustainability and Efficiency of ICT Infrastructure and Services in the Republic of Azerbaijan” .
The purposes of the project are extension of the application area of the ICT, maximizing socio-economic impact and creating multi-stakeholder dialogue for bridging the digital divide at the regional level.
In the framework of the project, multiple partnerships with international organizations (UNDESA, UNECE, UNPAN, UNESCAP and others), as well as, national and local authorities, civil society, business circles and bilateral partners in Azerbaijan will be pursued.
The project will also implement joint activities on strengthening the national capacities for e-participation, raising awareness on Open Government Data, implementation of the operational framework for the project of TASIM/EurACA, development of a national concept for the development of the knowledge-based and innovative economy as well as the development of e-Government infrastructure and promotion of e-services. Partnership in the organization of the Regional Internet Governance Forum is also planned within the project.
UNDP Azerbaijan has a well-deserved reputation as a long-time partner of the Government of Azerbaijan within the area of ICT. Throughout these years, many projects with various state institutions have been realized and this partnership continues.
UNDP has partnered in the realization of the projects on the preparation of the National ICT Strategy, the establishment of the AzDataCom network, the creation of the Data Center, as well as, automation of business processes in the State Social Pension Fund, Ministry of Justice, State Customs Committee and other government sectors in Azerbaijan.