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Project ID: 1355836857
Entity: Azerbaijan - Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies
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Activity: 1. National Strategy 2. E-government
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Activity description: 1. The key objectives of the National Strategy are to: - create and develop legislative base of the information society; - establish environment to ensure the opportunities to the citizens and social institutions to obtain, disseminate and use information; - conduct effective, transparent and controllable state administration and local self-administration, create electronic government, form and develop electronic commerce;enhance country’s economic, social, and intellectual potential, create competitive economy, create and develop information and knowledge market; - develop production of national software products, production of other ICT products (ICT industry); - eliminate the “digital divide” in the country. 2.State Program considers different actions towards effective use and development of existing potential of Azerbaijan, modernization of ICT field from organizational, legal, technical and personnel points, formation of ICT industry, involvement of new investments in this field and expansion of business, obeying to free market and healthy competition principles, implementation of projects of social importance and assurance of transition of Azerbaijan to information society.
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Entity from: Eastern Europe - Azerbaijan
Geographical coverage of the activity: National
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development [ICT for sustainable development] [National e-strategies] [ICT in Parliaments]
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life [E-government] [E-government strategies] [Knowledge management] [E-business] [E-commerce and e-trade] [Enabling environment] [SME competitiveness] [E-learning] [E-health] [E-employment] [E-science]
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Programme
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: developed countries
 Additional Information on National Implementation Mechanism
 Strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
 National e-strategy: Yes
 Additional Information:
 1. National Strategy on Information Communication Technologies for the development of the Republic of Azerbaijan (2003 - 2012) 2. State Program on development of communications and information technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2005-2008 (E-Azerbaijan) and State Program on development of communications and information technologies in the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2010-2012 (E-Azerbaijan) http://www.mincom.gov.az/ http://www.e-government.az/


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