ITRCA-Cyber Security Round Table

August 29, 2017

Baz Consulting International participated in the Cyber Security round table organized by the Information Technology Research center Afghanistan on 29th of August 2017. The event was hosted by the American University of Afghanistan and the main discussion points were the status and challenges of Cyber Security in Afghanistan.

AfSIG (Afghanistan School of Internet Governance) Kabul

April, 26, 2017

On Wednesday April 26, 2017, Afghanistan had its first two-day long school on Internet Governance. Afghanistan School on Internet Governance (AfSIG) is a new initiative by a group of volunteers at NITPAA, who worked tirelessly for months to put up an event that comprised of speakers from multiple organizations and multiple stakeholders across the country. The school also had five international speakers who presented remotely via the internet.

Baz Consulting International participated in the event and talked about history of Internet in the country. The event was hosted at Karwan University, one of the private universities in Kabul, providing academic environment to the participants which was greatly appreciated by all.

ICOMM 2017 by ISOC Chapter Afghanistan, Kabul

September 19, 2017

Baz Consulting international participated in the celebration event of the 25th Anniversary of Internet Society in Kabul on 19th of September. This year we celebrate the Internet Society’s 25th year of advocacy for an open, trusted Internet available to everyone, everywhere. Today the challenges to the open Internet have never been greater – and we need everyone to join us in confronting those challenges.

During this anniversary year, we looked back over the past 25 years – and applied that experience to look forward to the next 25 years on the Internet.

iLabs, Kabul

August 20, 2017

Baz Consulting International participated in the iLabs 2017 which is a social innovation program conducted by TechNation, a Kabul-based technology and management company, and supported by the Internews Network, Counterpart International, Agha Khan Foundation, and USAID. This year, the iLabs formed five teams to identify social problems and propose and develop technology solutions, in terms of software apps. The participants were able to create 5 innovative app prototypes, which were pitched to the panel of judges and awarded at the ceremony.

IMPACT Startup Conference

August 24, 2017

Baz Consulting International Participated in the IMPACT Startup Conference on August 24, 2017. The IMPACT Startup Conference could show participants how to make an impact in society by integrating the necessary ingredients of success: networking, resources and knowledge; into their startup journey. Through various means – including visual ones such as a photo-exhibit showing a startup’s success in photos and through storytelling by successful Afghan entrepreneurs, sharing their experience, the participants learn what it takes to succeed with a startup business or a social initiative in Afghanistan.

The goal of the event was therefore to convey and deliver information in an easily accessible manner and to provide motivation for new Afghan entrepreneurs and returnees to become part of the Afghan startup scene and facilitate job creation. Returnees played an important role in the IMPACT Startup Conference as returnees bring with them a very distinct set of features, knowledge and characteristics that are tremendously beneficial in order to create new businesses and initiatives in Afghanistan.

TAPI: Impact on Economic Development in Afghanistan and the Region

July 6th 2017

Baz Consulting International Participated in the Conference on “TAPI: Impact on Economic Development in Afghanistan and the Region” jointly organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and the Office of the Senior Advisor to the President in collaboration with the Secretariat for the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul on 6th of July 2017.

The conference brought together more than 200 participants including Ministers, Deputy Ministers, Ambassadors, Members of Parliament as well as representatives from the Provincial Councils, civil society and private sector from across the country.

The conference provided an opportunity to review the progress of the TAPI project and to discuss the importance of the project from an economic point of view both at the national and regional levels including its implications for economic development and regional connectivity. A special emphasis was placed on issues such as investment promotion for the project, public awareness programs and the importance of improved coordination among the stakeholders and international partners.