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e-AGE 2011

The 1st International Platform on Integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a Global Environment, e-AGE 2011, took place in Amman during December 12-14, 2011 under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein. It was attended by more than 200 high level representatives including ministers, government officials, policy makers, academics, network engineers, NREN representatives, researchers and scientists, and s from over 30 countries.

In conclusion, participants emphasized that Arab countries face scientific, knowledge, and cultural challenges and that Arab youth, specialists and researchers are knowledge creators towards innovation and development - “the best way to predict the future is to create it”. e-Infrastructures support the development of knowledge through access to resources, computing facilities and services.

 

e-AGE 2012

The 2nd International Platform on Integrating Arab e-infrastructure in a Global Environment, e-AGE 2012, took place in Dubai during December 12-13, 2012 under the Patronage of His Excellency Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Higher education and Scientific Research. e-AGE 2012 was attended by academics, network professionals, researchers, scientists, and high level decision makers from governments, enterprises, NGOs, academia, and civil society.

Representatives from the following countries participated in e-AGE 2012 meetings: Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, KSA, Algeria, Tunis, Morocco, Lebanon, Sudan, Qatar, Somalia, Cyprus, USA, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Greece, UK, Bahrain, Dominican Republic, Yemen, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Ghana, Zimbabwe, China, Latin America, Malawi, Cameroon, India, Spain, Rwanda, Belgium and Ivory Coast.

 

e-AGE 2013

After 2 years of success in bringing together  a wide range of high level participants from many countries around the world, e-AGE 2013 was planned on the basis of three main themes: Connect --–> Access ----> Innovate

e-AGE 2013 was held under the Patronage of His Excellency Moncef Ben Salem, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific research of Tunisia and hosted by The Computing Center Al Khwarizmi (CCK). e-AGE 2013 spanned full week 9-13 December 2013 and included several events and activities:

  • Main event eAGE 2013, 12-13 December 2013
  • Technical Workshop on NREN NOCs run by NSRC, 9-11 December 2013
  • CHAIN-REDS Workshop, 11 December  2013
  • EUMEDCONNECT3 Project Meeting, 11 December 2013
  • AROQA ACQUIN Workshop, 12 December 2013
  • AROQA Conference 13 December, 2013

In addition to this, e-AGE 2013 witnessed the signature of an MoU between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Iraq and ASREN. ASREN also announced the operation of its first PoP in London Telicity.