On June 30, this year, with the support of the World Bank project “Capacity building and implementation for the development of the open data ecosystem”, the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics organized a training seminar to improve the skills of national open data trainers who were previously trained with the assistance of the project of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan.
During the training, Ivan Fost, an expert at the World Bank, spoke about the methodology for managing open data, approaches to data inventory, identifying reference data sources, and evaluating data quality.
Upon completion of training, participants received a structured overview on approaches when working with suppliers of open data, project specific guidance documents that can be modified and adopted as normative acts regulating the activities of the open data of Uzbekistan, balanced algorithm of the disclosure between the technological capabilities, regulatory constraints, user requests the staffing capabilities of agencies.
It should be noted that in 2019, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan prepared a group of trainers using the training workshop "Training of trainers in Open Data", which, in turn, trained 185 employees from 88 ministries and departments.
In 2020, it is planned to continue training courses for employees of ministries and departments responsible for working with open data. The group of trainers, who have improved their skills by preparing a more modern training course, will continue their training with the support of the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Statistics, the IT Park, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Uzbekistan and the World Bank.