E-READINESS AND NEEDS
On September 29, 2003 the study electronic readiness and needs of Azerbaijan
for 2003 within the framework of "Azerbaijan Development Gateway"
project (www.gateway.az) in Hyyat Regency
hotel was held.
The purpose of research is the assessment of a level of introduction, use and
definition of the basic problems of further application of newest Information
and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Azerbaijan. Research results will be
used for the further definition of tasks on development ICT. The research covered
state and private sectors, civil communities and educational institutions of
Azerbaijan. The similar research was carried out in 2001 within the framework
of 1st stage of "Azerbaijan Development Gateway" project.
During presentation have acted the National Coordinator of "Azerbaijan
Development Gateway" project Ms. Maleyka Abbaszadeh and Senior Adviser
of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Mr. Sultan Hajiyev.
New product of the HP Company demonstrating an opportunity of Information and
Communication Technologies application in formation and activity of state structures
was presented to audience in the field of electronic government.
The results of the carried out poll will be included to general report of e-readiness
and needs of state and private sectors of Azerbaijan in 2003.
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Azerbaijan Development Gateway (AzDG) launched by World Bank and networked
with the Development Gateway, would serve as a unique information and communication
bridge that would match the needs and interests of the Azerbaijan community
with those of the global community. This is a large-scale public project geared
toward the poverty reduction in the country through facilitating an efficient
and effective deployment of ICT in Azerbaijan. The AzDG would primarily provide
new opportunities and lead to efficiency through merging national and International
communities by the most effective and exciting online techniques.
The AzDG is innovative project initiated by World Bank that aims to promote
the Internet as a central tool for development at a global level. The AzDG will
maximize the power of the Internet for countries across the globe through an
interconnected network of country portals, or Country Gateways (such as the
AzDG), and a Global Gateway site.
"Azerbaijan Development Gateway" project AzDG (www.gateway.az)
is financed by Development Gateway Foundation www.developmentgateway.org
and UNDP. Project is realized by State Students Admission Commission together
with the partners representing state and business establishments, and also civil