The Regional Workshop for the CIS countries on “Harmonization of Telecommunication/ICT Indicators with International Standards” took place on 24-26 April 2013 in Nakhichevan, Azerbaijan. The workshop was organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), at the kind invitation of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The objective of the workshop was to strengthen the capacity of countries to produce national statistics and indicators on telecommunications and ICTs. It was intended for experts responsible for collecting or producing such statistics in ministries, regulatory agencies and national statistical offices.
The workshop discussed the main groups of telecommunication/ICT indicators collected by ITU, their definitions and methodological issues, the dissemination and harmonization of ICT data at the international level, as well as existing mechanisms of national coordination of ICT statistics. Also, the participants had the opportunity to share the experience of their countries in the collection, harmonization and coordination of telecommunication/ICT indicators.
The languages of the workshop were Russian and English. Simultaneous interpretation from/into English was provided.