Digital Educational Environment: International Experience and National Practices

05 Dec 2017 by Hajymurat Pirmuhamedov

Within the framework of the joint project of the Civil Service Academy under the President of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), work continues with the ongoing introduction of innovative educational technologies and modern teaching and methodological materials in Turkmenistan. These important developments were discussed at length during the visit of  international expert in the field of information technologies Ion Cosuleanu, who is a representative of the Republic of Moldova. The use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT) creates broad opportunities for the development of managerial and analytical skills for the young generation of Turkmen specialists. The use of digital technologies in educational process allows teachers of the Academy of Civil Service to involve students in research projects, master new methods of development and learn more about managerial decisions and strategic development plans. The visiting international expert conducted an interactive lecture course for students of the Civil Service Academy on such topics as "Development of lecture presentations using Internet resources: innovative forms and methods of work" and "Electronic services to the population: international experience and best world practices". ICT is increasingly being introduced into various spheres of educational activity. The use of ICT will significantly improve the management … Read more

New Methods and Technologies in the Study of Tuberculosis

23 Nov 2017 by Yulduz Mamedova

Svetlana Tomasova, UNDP/GF TB Specialist
The annual conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease is the world's largest gathering of doctors, health program managers, researchers and activists working to end the suffering caused by lung diseases, especially tuberculosis. The first international conference on tuberculosis was held in Paris in 1920 … Read more

The Modern Landmark to Fight Climate Change Effects in Turkmenistan

18 Sep 2017 by Nazik Avlyakulova

Anyone visiting Turkmenistan remembers it for its culture, brightness of colors, welcoming people and the heat. Steadily increasing of air temperature and reduced rainfall are caused by climate change. However, you won’t feel it unless you are engaged into the agriculture. Agriculture is the main consumer of water within Turkmenistan and it is a critical sector of the economy accounting for almost one-fifth of GDP and some 50% of the population employed in it.[i] Every year, the Government of Turkmenistan invests millions of dollars and puts enormous efforts to ensure that the agriculture strives and that the national security is not jeopardized by the lack of food stock for local production. … Read more

Gender equality: The stories from life

02 Aug 2017 by Irina Imamkuliyeva

Irina Imamkulieva is a winner of UNDP Essay Contest “My role in achieving SDGs”. She works as a journalist for the “Neutral Turkmenistan” newspaper.   As a journalist I write on various topics. But the special theme for me is women empowerment and gender equality. This topic excites me and as a woman who has two granddaughters, and I really want them to have an important role in the family and society As a journalist, I believe that my best articles are sketches and essays about women, about their worldviews, their understanding of the new course of things and their place in society. I am grateful to my heroines whom I have met during my journalistic career, because the stories given by life and put down on paper in the articles always attract interest among readers. I can proudly say that through my articles I made gender concept understandable and visible in our society. I wrote my first articles on gender equality sixteen years ago. Then, the editorial board gave me a task to lead the newspaper column titled "Woman and society". My heroines were women - tenants, female soldiers, writers, actresses, mothers with many children. They were satisfied with their … Read more

Turkmenistan aims at improving energy efficiency in construction

31 Jul 2017 by Elvira Kadyrova (nCA)

The Ministry of construction and architecture of Turkmenistan is consistently improving the designing of energy-efficient facilities for industrial and civil purposes, Turkmen media reported. The activity on improving the energy efficiency of buildings is carried out by the State Design Scientific and Production Association "TurkmenDovlettaslama", structural subdivision of the ministry, and the National Committee for Hydrometeorology under the Cabinet of Ministers. In recent years, the Association have revised such building norms as "Housetops and roofs", "Residential buildings", "Construction climatology" and "Construction heat engineering". … Read more

Expert Opinion on Financial Reporting Methodologies

12 Jun 2017 by Valeria Getman

Valeria Getman, UNDP Consultant on improving the national financial reporting methodologies
There are global standards which are called International standards of financial reporting. It is a long and complicated document and unfortunately, not all of the standards are applicable in the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States. National standards of financial reporting are based on international and represent a version adopted to the local conditions of the countries. … Read more

Here is why fair trial and the rule of law matter

28 Mar 2017 by Nazik Myradova

Dr. Kanstantsin Dzehtsiarou / UNDP Turkmenistan
The right to fair trial is in the core of the human rights protection system because only courts can restore violated rights. UNDP expert explains the importance of fair trial and the rule of law. … Read more

The Global Fund expert shares experience on GF work in Turkmenistan

22 Mar 2017 by Nazik Myradova

Valeria Grishechkina / UNDP Turkmenistan
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) is an international financing institution created in 2002 to raise and invest the money to respond to these three of the deadliest infectious diseases. It raises and invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs in countries most in need. The Global Fund is a platform for cooperation amongst governments, international development institutions (including UN agencies and the World Bank), civil society, the private sector and communities affected by the diseases. … Read more

Expert opinion on work of the public associations in Central Asia

14 Feb 2017

Ms. Ubysheva Erkingul / UNDP Turkmenistan
Some people believe that civil society is a composition of the public organizations. In my opinion, civil society is a characteristic of the level of tolerance, transparency, importance of the public opinion and engagement of the citizens into the decision making process in the country. Civil society is considered a platform outside of the state, family and market, where people are revealing their civil activism – their civil position through the ability to use their rights in private and public interests. In its actions, be it provision of the social services or promotion of the business interests, civil society develop civil values, skills and knowledge necessary for consolidation of democracy. … Read more

Psychological Help to Bring MDR-TB Patients back to Treatment

31 Jan 2017 by Bahar Bayramova

Consultation of the Red Crescent psychologist with the TB doctor at the Centralized Lab for Infectious Diseases / UNDP Turkmenistan
TB treatment is a very long and complicated process. Often, patients are left alone to face the disease because their community does not often understand how the disease is transmitted and what the patient is going through. A person living with TB has suppressed immune system and must very carefully follow all instructions of the assigned treatment, adhere to the dietary prescription and regularly visit his doctor. The treatment usually takes around 6-8 months. However, there is a multi-drug resistant form of TB (MDR-TB) with the treatment period of 2 years. During those 2 years, MDR-TB patient shall take medications under the supervision of the TB doctor and regularly undergo medical checkup. “Every year around 6 to 10 million people are diagnosed with TB. However, modern medical care allows full cure of TB under the condition that the diagnosis is made and the treatment has started on time. Nevertheless, there is another very important condition - a moral and psychological state of the patient, his will, persistence and optimism,” explains Bahar Bayramova, psychologist of the National Red Crescent Society of Turkmenistan (NRCS) – a Sub-recipient of the TB grant from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (Global Fund). … Read more

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