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Government of Iran and UNDP sign an agreement to inclusive development and job generation

 

Mr Issa Mansouri, Deputy Minister of Entrepreneurship & Employment of Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social welfare and Mr Claudio Providas, UNDP Resident Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran signed an technical agreement on 9 October 2019 to launch start-up pilot activities on inclusive growth mainly around community-based employment.

Drawing on UNDP’s previous experiences in Iran regarding rural development, early recovery and disaster risk management projects with the Government, a specific component will focus on design and implementation of livelihood and economic in the 2018-2019 flood affected areas.

The join initiative also will include training policy makers and capacity building elements for government officials.

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1 August 2019 - The I.R Iran builds skills and capacities for natural disasters recovery planning and budgeting

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Sustainable recovery from a natural disaster requires good planning and budgeting. Items such as damage assessments, recovery strategy, implementation arrangement that generates value in the affected communities, resource mobilization and smart budget allocation are part of Iran floods post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA) initiative.

Iran held the second post-disaster needs assessment workshop on report writing for Iran floods damage and loss on 30-31 July 2019 at Planning and Budget Organization of Iran. The project is being implemented by the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran and with the support of UN agencies.

The Planning and Budget Organization of Iran leads the PDNA in coordination with the National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO). Representatives from line ministries, executive and provincial organizations from Lorestan, Golestan and Khuzestan Provinces and UN agencies in Iran attended this workshop.

Participants examined the extent and scope of damage and loss sorted into different damages including infrastructures, buildings and places, as well as human, social, cultural and educational according to the Public Relations and International Affairs Department of Planning and Budget Organization of Iran

The damage and loss report and the data gathered by the Planning and Budget Organization of Iran and the executive organizations will be used by the Government agencies for drafting sectoral reports and developing improved recovery and reconstruction management strategies. The Planning and Budget Organization of Iran is responsible for the coordination, combination of information, drafting and analysing the final report for each sector.

The PDNA workshop includes working groups in areas of vulnerable groups, disaster risk reduction, education, macro-economic impact assessment, energy, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, transport, agriculture, infrastructure, employment and livelihood, culture and tourism, environment, housing and settlement. Sectoral coherence and coordination is improved using this approach.

The recovery strategy for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the damages caused by the recent floods will be formulated in the coming weeks to better serve the affected people.

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مرداد 98 - جمهوری اسلامی ایران مهارت‌های برنامه‌ریزی و بودجه‌بندی در بازسازی و بازتوانی پس از بلایای طبیعی را پرورش می‌دهد

بازیابی پایدار از یک فاجعه طبیعی نیازمند برنامه‌ریزی و بودجه‌بندی مناسب است. مواردی از قبیل ارزیابی خسارت، راهبرد بازیابی، هماهنگی اجرایی که ارزش بسیاری در جوامع آسیب دیده به وجود می‌آورد، تخصیص منابع و بودجه و بودجه‌بندی هوشمند بخشی از پروژه ارزیابی نیازهای پس از سیل اخیر در ایران هستند.

ایران دومين كارگاه ارزيابي نيازهاي پس از بلاياي طبيعي برای گزارش نویسی در مورد خسارات و ضرر و زیان را در تاریخ 8-9 مرداد ماه 1398 در سازمان برنامه و بودجه کشور برگزار کرد. این پروژه توسط دولت جمهوری اسلامی ایران اجرا می‌شود و آژانس‌های سازمان ملل متحد در نقش تسهیل‌گر از اجرای این پروژه حمایت می‌کنند.

سازمان برنامه و بودجه کشور با همکاری سازمان مدیریت بحران کشور پروژه ارزیابی نیازهای پس از سیل اخیر در ایران را هدایت می‌کنند. نمايندگانی از وزارت‌خانه‌ها و دستگاه‌هاي اجرايي و استاني شامل استان‌هاي لرستان، گلستان، خوزستان و آژانس‌هاي سازمان ملل متحد در این کارگاه شرکت کردند.

به گزارش مركز اطلاع‌رساني، روابط‌عمومي و امور بين‌الملل سازمان برنامه و بودجه كشور، در اين كارگاه شرکت‌کنندگان در قالب كارگروه‌هاي تخصصي به بررسي حجم و دامنه خسارت‌ها به تفكيك زيرساخت‌ها، ابنيه و اماكن مختلف و نيز آسيب‌هاي انساني، اجتماعي، فرهنگي و آموزشي پرداختند.

گزارش خسارات و ضرر و زیان و داده‌هاي تجميع شده توسط سازمان برنامه و بودجه كشور و دستگاه‌هاي اجرايي با تمام دستگاه‌هاي ذي‌ربط به اشتراک گذاشته می‌شود تا از اين اطلاعات در راستای تدوین گزارشات بخشی و همچنین راهبرد مديريت بازسازي و بازتواني بهره ببرند . سازمان برنامه و بودجه كشور انجام هماهنگي و ادغام اطلاعات، مديريت تهيه پيش‌نويس گزارش هر بخش و همچنين  تحليل و تهيه گزارش نهايي را برعهده خواهد داشت.


كارگاه ارزيابي نيازهاي پس از بلاياي طبيعي در قالب كا‌رگروه‌هاي كاهش خطرپذيري بلايا، گروه‌هاي آسيب‌پذير، آموزش، ارزيابي اثرات كلان اقتصادي، انرژي، سلامت و تغذيه، آب و فاضلاب، حمل‌و‌نقل، كشاورزي، زيرساخت‌ها، اشتغال و معيشت، فرهنگ و گردشگري، محيط‌زيست و مسكن عمل خواهند کرد. با استفاده از این رویکرد انسجام و هماهنگی بخشی بهبود می یابد.

در ادامه این زمینه در طی هفته‌های آتی، راهبرد بازسازی و بازتوانی خسارات ناشی از سیل اخیر در راستای خدمات رسانی بهتر به مردم آسیب دیده تدوین خواهد شد.

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22 July 2019 - Iran established the first HIV/AIDS Drug Resistance Laboratory in the MENA region

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In 2017, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran established the first HIV/AIDS Drug Resistance Laboratory in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The Drug Resistance Laboratory was activated in January 2019 to promote treatment and reaching global ambitious treatment targets adopted by Iran.

Drug Resistance test is an essential part of the care and treatment process that requires constant research and innovation. For example, if a patient does not successfully respond to a specific antiretroviral drug which are medicines for the treatment of infection by retroviruses, primarily HIV, this test is used to ensure treatment effectiveness and efficacy.

The eligibility criteria for a patient to do the drug resistance test is to be at least 6 months on treatment without interruption (complete adherence) for the time being.

The Drug Resistance Laboratory is funded by the Global Fund which operates through a Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) serving as a participatory over side mechanism between government, academia and civil society. This lab is supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the fund manager. 

 

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تیر 98 - ایران اولین آزمایشگاه سنجش مقاومت دارویی ویروس نقص ایمنی اکتسابی یا ویروس ایدز را در منطقه ﺧﺎورﻣﯿﺎﻧﻪ و ﺷﻤﺎل آﻓﺮﯾقا تاسیس کرد

در سال 2017، دولت جمهوری اسلامی ایران اولین آزمایشگاه سنجش مقاومت دارویی ویروس نقص ایمنی اکتسابی یا ویروس ایدز(HIV/AIDS) را در منطقه خاورمیانه و شمال آفریقا تاسیس کرد.

آزمایشگاه سنجش مقاومت دارویی در ژانویه 2019 برای درمان و دستیابی به «استراتژی سريع پيگيرانه» بر پايه اهداف بلندپروازانه که توسط ایران به تصویت رسیده، فعال شد.

آزمایش مقاومت دارویی بخش ضروری از روند مراقبت و درمان است که نیازمند تحقیق و نوآوری مستمر است. به عنوان مثال، در مواردی که بیماری به یک دارو خاص ضد رتروویروسی که دارویی برای درمان عفونت‎‌های گروه رتروویروس‌ها (retroviruses) است و عمدتا برای درمان عفونت ویروس نقص ایمنی اکتسابی یا ویروس ایدز  استفاده می شود پاسخ مناسبی ندهد، این آزمایش را برای تضمین کارآیی و اثربخشی درمان به کار می‌گیرند.

معیارهای واجد شرایط برای انجام این آزمایش این است که بیمار حداقل 6 ماه درمان بدون وقفه انجام دهد.

آزمایشگاه سنجش مقاومت دارویی از سوی صندوق جهانی حمایت مالی می شود. صندوق جهانی از طریق مکانیسم هماهنگی کشورها (CCMs) به عنوان ساز و کاری مشارکت‌دهنده بین دولت، دانشگاه‌ها و جامعه مدنی عمل می کند. برنامه عمران ملل متحد(UNDP)  به عنوان مدیر صندوق از این آزمایشگاه حمایت می‌کند.

 

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7 July 2019 - Capacity Building and Skill Development for Digital Transformation in Digital Economy

The global economy is undergoing a rapid digital transformation. The internet has totally changed the way we communicate, socialise, work and even shop and sell products. The global digital economy is worth 3 trillion US Dollar today. New business models are born as a result of digital economy. The digital talent gap and workforce digital skills readiness are the topics with high priority in the Digital Era.

Recognizing the significance of Digital Transformation, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Faculty of Applied Science of Post and Telecommunication, the training centre, Iran ICT Ministry, are jointly organizing an international 5 - day face-to-face workshop program in Tehran, I.R. Iran in July 2019.

The main objectives of this face-to-face workshop are to:

  • Inform and create awareness of the use of telecommunications or ICT in support of the digital economy and society;
  • Share international best practices on Digital Transformation; and
  • Build capacity and skills development in the digital era through digital transformation.

The workshop is designed to enhance understanding of participants by sharing best practices and build capacity for ICT stakeholders. The course is offered free of charge to all the participants and is paperless to save the environment.

To achieve the main objectives, the program has been designed to enhance the understanding of participants of new technologies and innovation methodologies. The main topic covered include the following:

  • The role of Innovation and new technologies for achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Digital Transformation and the Digital Economy
  • Fostering innovation in the workplace and the community
  • Modern design processes and methodologies
  • Technology skill development for employment and business growth
  • Introduction to mobile app development

Over 75 participants including representatives from Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, as well as the host country I. R. Iran will present their respective country case studies on Digital Transformation.

Under the overall supervision of Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor ITU, Mr. Pete Argent, CEO of Business Design Institute in Australia and Mr. Shahryar Khan, a mobile application development expert from Pakistan will lead the training sessions for this extensive 5 days event.

As a part of the training, participants will take part in a mini-hackathon where they will compete in teams to develop concepts for technology solutions to country and community challenges. This is a great opportunity for representatives from different countries to work together on innovative ideas that aim to make life better for citizens.

 “Given the crucial role of telecommunications/ICTs in digital transformation and, in particular, in the advancement of the digital economy, it is important to enhance international cooperation on sharing best practices in digital transformation and the development of approaches, regulatory texts, standards and applications and future digital skills required for the digital economy” said Mr. Sameer Sharma, Senior Advisor, ITU at the opening ceremony of the event which was held on 6 July at Ferdowsi Hotel.

Also speaking at the ceremony was Mr. Claudio Providas, UNDP Resident Representative. I.R. Iran who stated: “Each year, more individuals acquire the means of accessing digital services through greater and better quality network coverage. With this, the potential grows for more conventional services to shift to or to be further enabled in the digital world, as well as for new services to be created that can only exist online.”

"Blockchain Technology has started to have a significant influence in the Internet of Things by upgrading security. Information technology equipment, cloud services, standardised software for various purposes, web and device applications, and e-commerce and other platforms are also subject to digital commoditisation. Growing access to the internet, together with network and platform effects, are accelerating this commoditisation and expanding its scope." These words were shared by Mr. Sadegh Abbasi Shahkooh, Head of ICT Faculty, I.R. Iran

Mr. Sattar Hashemi, Deputy Minister for Technology and Innovation was also present at the ceremony. Sharing some statistics about Iran with the attendees, he said: “Iran is the second top country in the region of Central and Southern Asia in terms of innovation score by GII. Iran made considerable progress by expanding its e-government services and has tried to leverage efficiency accessibility transparency and accountability in the government sector. Iran government currently offers 201 general services and 734 specific services electronically from judiciary and agriculture to education health and Culture.”

Mr. Hashemi added: “Iran government service bus GSB has served more than 315 million transactions during the past year. There are currently 44 entities or providing services to GSB and the services they offer to various sectors such as Central Bank police and etc. Access to information is another crucial aspect as it is essential to ensure transparency and prevent corruption. Our focus in future is on digital economy, which we consider as the enabler for creating national wealth and improving the quality of life. whenever there was cooperation amongst all players and stakeholders, better and more efficient results have been produced for the benefit of mankind. Relying on our capabilities, we welcome opportunities for international cooperation as well. With professional youth and innovative private sector, we are improving efficiencies in many important areas, like new job opportunities, and in increasing the national wealth.”

About ITU

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.

ITU allocates global radio spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. ITU is committed to connecting all the world's people – wherever they live and whatever their means. Through ITU’s work, ITU protect and support everyone's fundamental right to communicate.

Faculty of Applied Science of Post and Telecommunication

Established in 1928 Faculty of Applied Science of Post and Telecommunication (ICT Faculty) has accepted students in the field of Communications Engineering, ICT, IT, Post and Postbank from associated up to master degree. The faculty over the past decade through a memorandum of understanding with International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recognized as the Spectrum Management hub and one of the ITU and ITU Asian Pacific Training Centres of Excellence. ICT based short – term and academic courses enriched with the professional laboratories in different fields for ICT managers and experts in the region is one the main activities of the faculty in its new structure.

 

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