“Internet Development Perspectives in Kyrgyz Republic” Central Asian symposium

On December 10, 2014, the national Institute for strategic studies of the Kyrgyz Republic (NISI KR) and the Internet Society (ISOC), together with the National center for information technology and the Central Asian research and education network CAREN, held the Central Asian Internet Symposium “Prospects for the development of the Internet in the Kyrgyz Republic”.

Such a conference was held in Central Asia for the first time. The Symposium was attended by recognized professionals in the field of modern information technology from Europe and Kyrgyzstan. There was a video message from Vint CERF, one of the” fathers of the Internet ” (co-inventor of the Internet Protocol (IP)) and co-founder of ISOC. As well as speeches by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, heads of ISOC, the world Bank, Google employee, who is a native of Kyrgyzstan, representatives of government agencies and public organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic.

In addition, the event was held live online and the performances of the participants could be followed from around the world. This is a great opportunity to follow the work of the Symposium in real time. To do this, you had to go to the next link for the live stream http://new.livestream.com/internetsociety/Bishkek2014

It should be noted that ISOC has declared its readiness to cooperate with Kyrgyzstan in order to stimulate the development of the Internet here.  According to ISOC Regional Director Frederic Donk: “ISOC looks forward to working with NISI and other local stakeholders to further develop the Internet in the Kyrgyz Republic and wishes to share best practices across the region.”

In turn, the Director of NISI Talant Sultanov noted: “the Kyrgyz Republic has all the prerequisites for the development of the knowledge economy: an educated population, a free political regime and a favorable economic climate. Our goal is to become a high-tech hub for online communication and virtual service movement. We look forward to working with ISOC on projects that will support this goal and bring great benefits to the citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic.”

The Symposium program was aimed at creating a platform for economic growth, creating an enabling environment for local development, and building a sustainable Internet infrastructure. More information is available here: http://www.internetsociety.org/events/central-asian-internet-symposium-bishkek-2014