Switzerland finances digital learning project of Uzbekistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 11
By Ilkin Seyfaddini – Trend:
The Embassy of Switzerland in Uzbekistan provided a $150,000 grant to the Center for Innovation, Technology and Strategy of Uzbekistan, Trend reports citing the UzDaily News Agency.
The corresponding decision was signed by the embassy of Switzerland on August 7, 2020.
The project aims to create an online learning maktab.uz platform, which will offer lessons and provide teachers with professional support. If necessary, computer equipment will be also supplied within the project.
Switzerland has joined the ranks of international partners involved in Introducing Distance Learning for School Education project.
Switzerland actively provides support to different spheres of Uzbek economy. On June 16, 2020, the government of Uzbekistan represented by the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR) and the government of Switzerland represented by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation signed Agreement on the National Water Resources Management Project (NWRM) in Uzbekistan, Phase 2.
Earlier, spokesperson of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) Georg Farago said that Switzerland also supports the banking sector reform of Uzbekistan and is active in trade facilitation. All Swiss assistance is provided in the form of grants; they are either implemented directly or through multilateral partners such as World Bank Group, ADB and the UN system.
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