Iran Wins WSIS Forum 2019 e-Science Section Prize

Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 09:10

Islamic Republic of Iran has won the e-science section prize of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2019.

According to an ISCA report, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2019, has been taken place in Geneva, Switzerland and Iran National Research and Education Network (SHOA) was selected from six nominees and could win the prize in e-science section.

Eighteen WSIS prizes were awarded, recognized successful initiatives by governments, private sector actors, civil society members and partnerships between all stakeholders. The winners were awarded for their tremendous efforts and achievements on implementation of WSIS outcomes.

On the WSIS Forum 2018 website, SHOA is described as a Public–private partnership (P.P.P.) project between private sector, government and academia. As an Iranian National Research and Education Network (NREN), it provides specialized internet service provider dedicated to supporting the needs of the research and education communities within a country.

In 2019, WSIS celebrated its 10th anniversary of the establishment of WSIS Forum from April 8 to 12, under the theme “Information and Communication Technologies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”.

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