24 February 2019 - 19:23
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Iran Science Network nominated for WSIS Award

Tehran, 24 Feb, IRNA - International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced that the National Scientific Network of Iran’s project has been nominated for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Award among six national projects.

Among the 90 projects of information and communication technology worldwide that compete for this award in 2019, Iran's Scientific Network is the only Iranian company that won the WSIS Award’s nomination.

The Scientific Network of Iran, as the first public-private partnership (PPP) project between universities, research centers, educational centers, seminaries and libraries, is a national research and education network that provides specialized services to support the needs of research and education communities as the infrastructure of the Senior Document, as a comprehensive scientific map of the country.

In this year's WSIS Award, more than 1,100 projects in 18 groups were submitted to be evaluated and more than 2 million people voted for it which finally 90 of these projects in 18 groups reached the second phase.

It is the only Iranian project which is supposed to compete with 90 projects in the world in the field of technology and communication.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a two-phase United Nations-sponsored summit on information, communication and, in broad terms, the information society that took place in 2003 in Geneva and in 2005 in Tunis. One of its chief aims was to bridge the global digital divide separating rich countries from poor countries by spreading access to the Internet in the developing world. The conferences established 17 May as World Information Society Day.

According to WSIS website, the project description should clearly demonstrate the following:

• the results achieved and impact generated
• community empowerment
• relevance to SDGs
• ability of the model to be replicated
• sustainability of project
• partnerships development
• promotion of WSIS values in the Society

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