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Regional e-Government Training and Resource Centre launched in Azerbaijan

24-11-2005 (Baku)
Regional e-Government Training and Resource Centre launched in Azerbaijan
Knowledge creation and transfer on e-governance and e-democracy is one of the main objectives of the Regional e-Government Training and Resource Centre that was launched last week in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.
The project, under which the Centre was created, is one of UNESCO’s and UNDP’s collective efforts to support the implementation of the Azerbaijan Government commitments made during a recent visit of the Director-General of UNESCO to this country.

The new Centre will provide comprehensive services to all stakeholders including parliamentarians, government institutions, as well as civil society, private sector and non-governmental organizations and guide them through various phases of the e-government initiatives. It will focus on creation and transfer of knowledge on e-governance and e-democracy and provide a platform for analyzing international and national experience in this area.

The Centre will also offer a series of training packages on key aspects of e-government and information technology to a wide range of audiences, such as civil and government authorities, school informatics teachers and educators. Training sessions on advanced system and network technologies will be provided to professional and technical staff from governmental and non-governmental institutions, which are involved in broadening and expanding local e-government networks.

While encouraging wide participation of citizens and local authorities in e-government through resource dissemination activities, the Centre will support the establishment of two “Citizen-to-Government Information Access Kiosks”, as well as automated systems for local governors' offices on a pilot basis.

The Centre will be based on the infrastructure and human resources of regional academies and centers, which have been reinforced by UNESCO and UNDP since 1996 through a variety of joint projects.
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