The Bahrain Institute of Public Administration(BIPA) was planning to host The Middle East and North Africa Public Administration Research (MENAPAR) Conference in June 2020 and due to the current COVID-19 coronavirus situation, BIPA decided on changing the event to be through virtual means.
BIPA approached AWS to develop a virtual conference solution that has all features of physical conference (not just a webinar). AWS is working through the Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) at the University of Bahrain and in partnership with Tamkeen on hiring 12 students to develop the solution based on Chime SDK( Software Development Kit).
The MENAPAR conference was supposed to be held physically in Bahrain for 150 attendees from 10 countries around the world. The COVID-19 circumstances and the lockdown mandated to move into the virtual world and keep the conference but through virtual and reliable solution.
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