"It was a very interesting session in our conference e-AGE 2016 in Beirut 1-2 December 2016. The session was dedicated for Global Science Communities with focus on Biodiversity", stated Yousef Torman, Managing Director, Technology, Networking and Infrastructures of the Arab States Research and Education Network – ASREN.
The session was chaired by Pascal Hoba, CEO of Ubuntunet Alliance and went in the following order (with links to the presentations):
- Yousef Torman, “MAGIC Project”, Co-Managing Director, ASREN, Jordan
- Tiwonge Banda, “Global Science Communities”, Head of Administration and Finance, UbuntuNet Alliance, Malawi
- Tania Altamirano, “Colaboratorio” Coordinadora General de Comunidades”, Academic Communitties Coordinator, RedCLARA, Chile
- Rhea Kahale, “The flora of Lebanon at your fingerprints”, Project Manager, Saint Joseph University, Lebanon
- Ibrahim Fathy Moawad, “Biodiversity Informatics: Scientific Data Management”, Associate Professor, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University, Egypt
- Manal R. Nader, Director, “Mapping Potential Responsible Hunting Areas in Lebanon”, Institute of the Environment, University of Balamand, Lebanon
- Ghassan Soleiman Abu-Sittah, “Where Surgery meets Augmented Reality”, Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, AUB, Lebanon
All the presentations, a link to the video recording and the event photos can be seen at http://asrenorg.net/eage2016/?q=content/program.
The video recording of the session has also been published at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT_8_3r5eKM.
The success of this session can be measured through the words of Yousef Torman: "At our region, we will make use of this opportunity to have more participation in Global Science Communities. Tiwonge and Tania -leaders of the MAGIC project communities work package- already started discussions and planning on this. Many thanks to the MAGIC Project and to the MAGIC People."