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Kyrgyzstan

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Quick Facts

Total population 
                                             
5,496,737(July 2012 est.)              
                              
GNI per capita

USD 920 (2011)

Adult literacy rate (ages 15 and older)
99% (2009)
Gross primary, secondary, tertiary school enrollment
78%
Telephone lines (per 100 people)
8.90
Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)
104.83
Internet subscribers (per 100 people)
3.60
Personal computers (per 100 people)
3.98
International voice traffic (minutes/person/month)
2.5
Internet users (per 100 people)
20
Population covered by mobile cellular network
24%

Source: ICT at a Glance (World Bank)

Country Profile (OpenNet Initiative)

Information and Communication Technologies Under President of the Kyrgyz Republic

ITU ICT EYE

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Country Profile (BBC)

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

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.

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UN-APCICT raises awareness on leveraging ICT for sustainable development to institutions of higher education for youth in Kyrgyzstan

UN-APCICT raises awareness on leveraging ICT for sustainable development to institutions of higher education for youth in Kyrgyzstan

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (APCICT), in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Science, of Kyrgyz Republic, Central Asian Research and Education Network (CAREN), and Kyrgyz State Technical University, co-organized the High Level Briefing on the Primer Series on ICTD for Youth on 28 April 2017.

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CIS Sub-Regional Workshop and National Launch of  Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Kyrgyzstan

CIS Sub-Regional Workshop and National Launch of Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) in Kyrgyzstan

The Asian and Pacific Training Centre for ICT for Development, in partnership with the Academy of Public Administration under President of Kyrgyz Republic (APAPKR), and Central Asian Research and Education Network (CAREN) co-organized the CIS Sub-Regional Workshop and the Kyrgyzstan National Launch of Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) on 24-27 April 2017 at the Academy of Public Administration in Bishkek.

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INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS

Access to ICT is essential to business development and growth. This study assesses the need for and use of ICTs by women entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Uzbekistan. The study exposes the gaps between ICTs and the development of women entrepreneurship within the context of legal and regulatory frameworks, policy and leadership coordination, financial services, business development support, capacity building and use promotion, and women’s participation in public dialogues. Finally, this work recommends ways to use ICTs to help women start and grow their own businesses.

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UN-APCICT publishes case studies to promote open and distance learning

UN-APCICT publishes case studies to promote open and distance learning

Recognizing the potential that open and distance learning has to improve access to education for people facing socio-economic or geographical constraints, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Center for ICT for Development (UN-APCICT) has published the Open and Distance Learning in Asia and the Pacific Case Study, the third issue of its ICT for Development (ICTD) Case Study Series.

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APCICT Case Study Series: Open and Distance Learning (ODL)

APCICT Case Study Series: Open and Distance Learning (ODL)

Open and distance learning (ODL) is one of the most rapidly growing fields of higher education and training globally, thanks for advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) that contribute to the expansion of online and open delivery in education. Recognizing the potential that open and distance learning has to increase access to and improve the quality of education, the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT) commissioned country case studies that take stock of ODL initiatives in five selected countries—Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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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.

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Hub for ICT Human Capacity Development and Central Asian partners deliver series of ICT capacity development workshops in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Hub for ICT Human Capacity Development and Central Asian partners deliver series of ICT capacity development workshops in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

Over 50 government officials, professors and educators from countries in Central Asia team-up with the United Nations to enhance the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in support of development initiatives in the sub-region.

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National Strategy Information and Communication Technologies for Development in the Kyrgyz Republic

The achieved level and problems with ICT development in the Kyrgyz Republic determine the necessity to move away from a one-sided policy of just developing communications and information technologies to the formulation of a nation-wide strategy to integrate with the world information society. Given already available technological opportunities, main policy directions could be the formation of the interconnect information space in the country, development of information resources, data bases, knowledge, and information infrastructure, which could be used by both state structures and the general public on the parity basis. This will evolve the development of the informational law, technological facilities, and organization.

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