4 February 2016
The application developed by UNESCO Almaty allows to publish rural news, provides access to digital libraries and legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan, delivers the voices of rural women, youth and children, directly on the respective decision-making level.
It is available to use this application in Kazakh and Russian online and offline. Voices of Kyzylorda improves access to the information and knowledge at the local level, discuss local needs and joint with the goals of sustainable development health and well-being, education quality, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, energy decent work, reducing inequalities in rural areas, sustainable human settlements, responsible consumption and production, protection of terrestrial ecosystems, peace, justice, and the effectiveness of institutions.
765,000 men and women live in Kyzylorda region. More than half of the population is a rural citizens, for them the mobile app improves access to information.
Andrei Chevelev, OIC, UNESCO Almaty Office
This mobile application created under Kyzylorda UN joint programme in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of regional development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Akimat of Kyzylorda oblast and six organizations of the UN system – UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO and UN Women to enhance well-being and quality of life in the Kyzylorda region through innovative approaches by delivering economic, social and environmental services to local population, particularly the most vulnerable parts of the population.
Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/voices-of-kyzylorda-app-launched