“Internet Society Kyrgyz Chapter” to train 500 women in digital skills for tourism development

“Internet Society Kyrgyzstan Chapter”, with financial support from the U.S. Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic, has begun training women in remote mountainous areas of the country in digital tourism to increase their digital literacy and promote their pursuit of economic prosperity.

The peculiarity of these trainings is the presence of trainers from different regions. In November 2023, trainers from 10 densely populated regions of our country were selected and had the opportunity to be trained by professional, experienced trainers in an offline format in Bishkek.

Offline trainings started on 10 March 2024 in the village of Arstanbap, Jalal-Abad region, with the participation of 20 local residents and guest house hosts who had the opportunity to improve their digital knowledge in tourism.

On the basis of the training, participants learnt the following skills: according to MISTT (Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit), the Mobile Internet Skills Training Toolkit, use social networks such as Instagram, Tik-Tok, Facebook, Google My Business, messengers WhatsApp, Telegram, Google Maps  navigator in business, as well as register their guesthouses on travel platforms such as Booking. com, AirBnB, TripAdvisor, use automation systems for guesthouse management such as Shelter, PMS, edelweis, Fidelio. com, AirBnB, TripAdvisor, use guesthouse management automation systems such as Shelter, PMS, Edelweis, Fidelio.

The project aims to increase digital education of 500 women in remote mountainous areas of Kyrgyzstan over a period of 6 months.

The end result of the training is for women, youth, migrants and guesthouse owners in the regions to strive for an economically independent and prosperous life by learning and practising the correct use of digital platforms and skills in business.