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02/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/19/2021 08:29

OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan facilitated the adoption of the international open data charter by Uzbekistan

On 18 February, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan (PCUz), in collaboration with the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics (UZSTAT) and the International Open Data Charter (ODC), held an online seminar dedicated to Uzbekistan's adoption of the ODC principles. More than 50 participants, over 30 % of which were women, attended the event, including senior specialists and experts from various ministries and government agencies.

The event marked the official accession of Uzbekistan to the ODC. 'This is a new milestone, demonstrating Uzbekistan's strong dedication to promoting openness and transparency,' stressed John MacGregor, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan.

The seminar created an opportunity for participants to learn about ODC principles and best practices as well as open data reforms in Uzbekistan. Agustina De Luca, ODC Network Director, delivered a presentation on the practical implications of open data principles. Akrom Sultanov, Head of UZSTAT's Open Data Monitoring Department, spoke about the perspectives of open data sector development in Uzbekistan.

For several years, the PCUz has been supporting Uzbekistan in the process of developing the country's open data ecosystem through building national capacities and promoting international best practices. The ODC, established in 2015, brings together national, regional, and local authorities committed to open data principles. Uzbekistan is the 23rd national government joining the charter.