Focus on Central Asia - An introduction
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Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the five Central Asian countries which became independent in 1991, share a culture and a way of living enriched by many centuries of common experience. Today, Central Asia is ready to leapfrog in to the information society, thanks to its existing high standards of education and the potential for developing advanced telecommunications infrastructure.

Central Asian countries are demonstrating a willingness to promote telematics programmes for the public sector such as distance education, telemedicine, electronic news delivery and on-line governance. Through such programmes the region can overcome difficulties stemming from their remote location and hasten integration with the international community.


  Central Asia - Geography and Statistics

  Central Asia - Current Projects

  Development of New Markets for Telematics Products in Central Asia
Collaboration between professionals in education, health care and business towards distance education, telemedicine and electronic commerce in Central Asia.

  3D Ultrasound Telemedical Workstation
Setting up a transportable telemedicine workstation for use in isolated areas.

  Virtual Laboratory
  Laboratory on migration of radionucleides in biological chaines
Developing methodology for scientific virtual collaboration applying Geographic Data Systems technology to the management and visualization of radioecology and nuclear waste Management data.

A computer-based ecological network on ecological problems in Central Asia

  The electronic network of cultural institutions in Central Asia
Preservation and promotion of Central Asian cultural and natural heritage through the development of Web Sites, CD-ROM, virtual exhibition, distance education.

  Regional School for Young Web designers in Bishkek
Training Web designers for Central Asia

  National Heritage of Pakistan for schoolchildren
  Virtual Observatory on the information society and youth in South Asia
Extension of the HeritageNet and InfoYouth programmes to Pakistan

  Global Knowledge
Promoting global dialogue in the information age

  ICET' 98
  Emergency Telecommunications
The need for an international Convention on emergency telecommunications

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Information compiled by Jack Skillen and Valérie Charneau
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