Bio: Hoa-Binh Adjemian, Deputy Head, European Commission, Belgium
Hoa Binh Adjemian is the Deputy Head of the thematic unit “An economy that works for people, green, digital and connected” in the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR A3). He was previously Head of Sector Economic Development and Digital Eastern Partnership Countries, Head of Cooperation for the EU Delegation to Armenia, and Head of Infrastructure Section in Benin. Binh has also acquired an extensive experience in Public Private Partnerships while working for Veolia in Korea, China, Fiji and France. He has graduated from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, l’Ecole Polythechnique and l’Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées. He is married with three kids and lives in Belgium.
Abstract: "Medusa Project"
Hoa Binh Adjemian will present a key flagship ship of EU Economic Investment Plan, namely the Medusa project. This project will connect through an undersea cable, North African countries with the European Union. Thanks to a grant of 40 million euro, EU will support the connectivity of all the North Africa NREN through a dedicated 200 Gbps connection managed by ASREN. This high speed connection will open new opportunities to develop R&D and strengthen exchange between researches. The speaker will focus its intervention on the need to develop strategies to fully benefit from North Africa integration into EU essential terabit R&D network.