Mobile multimedia centers impact community development in Kyrgyzstan

22 May 2013

On 23-24 May 2013 UNESCO Almaty, in collaboration with the Kloop Media Foundation is conducting a training for trainers on UNESCO resources for the development of community multimedia centers (CMCs) in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The training has been organized within the joint European Union - United Nations programme Operationalizing Good Governance for Social Justice in Kyrgyzstan.

It will develop a network of community multimedia centers in rural Kyrgyzstan villages, enhancing the communication needs of local communities.

During the workshop five potential mobile CMCs in the rural municipalities of Batken, Jalal-Abad, Osh, Naryn and Issyk-Kul oblasts will be identified. UNESCO is assisting trainers to develop key messages and identify goals for a series of upcoming trainings on "Sustainability of CMCs" and "Youth and Migration". The training will lead to the creation of multimedia materials by local communities, leading to greater citizen participation and improved governance.

The UN system in Kyrgyzstan with support of the European Union developed a joint project Operationalizing Good Governance for Social Justice, to operationalize good governance in the context of improving access to public service delivery and addressing the rights of the most vulnerable groups (children, women and youth). The project started in October 2011 and was implemented during 36 months until October 2014 in 30 rural municipalities in seven regions of Kyrgyzstan. This project was implemented by four UN Agencies - UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNESCO. The European Union co-financed this project together with the above-mentioned UN agencies.
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