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"High Performance Computing Facility for Lebanon" has been selected as a WSIS Prize 2020 Champion

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

The UN General Assembly approved Resolution 56/183 and endorsed the holding of the World Summit on  Information Society (WSIS) to discuss on information society opportunities and challenges. It is organized yearly by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
This year WSIS will be held at ITU headquarters in GENEVA, on 6-9 April 2020.

WSIS Prize
International contest created to evaluate and recognize outstanding success in implementing development oriented strategies that highlight the power of ICTs as enabler for development.
In 2020, 776 projects were submitted globally by the WSIS Stakeholders’ community and resulted in more than 2 million votes cast.

 “High Performance Computing Facility for Lebanon” project was submitted in the E-Science category, where 14 projects were shortlisted. The project was among the top five most voted in its category. It is selected as WSIS Prize 2020 champion.

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