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GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, GE’s technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and their software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with their customers, they are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks they depend on today.  Three trends are shaping the electricity future to create a 21st century power network capable of realizing new and positive outcomes for people and the planet: Decarbonization , digitalization and decentralization.

GE is leading this transformation and co- creating the future of energy with the customers. Providing safe, efficient, reliable and affordable power to drive economic growth and raise the living standards around the world. For more information please visit, and follow GE Power on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

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The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA, established in 1973) was created by the United Nations in order to fulfil the economic and social goals set out in the Charter, to stimulate economic activity in member countries, strengthen cooperation between them, and promote development.

ESCWA provides a framework for the formulation and harmonization of sectoral policies for member countries, a platform for congress and coordination, a home for expertise and knowledge, and an information observatory. ESCWA activities are coordinated with the divisions and main offices of the Headquarters of the United Nations, specialized agencies, and international and regional organizations, including the League of Arab States and its subsidiary bodies, and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Membership: ESCWA comprises 18 Arab countries:Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, the State of Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

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Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut is a teaching-centered research university based on the American liberal arts model of higher education. AUB has over 8,000 students and 800 faculty members. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, lifelong learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership. AUB includes seven faculties: Agricultural and Food Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Health Sciences, Medicine, Rafic Hariri School of Nursing, and the  Suliman S. Olayan School of Business; and offers more than 130 programs leading to the bachelor's, master's, MD, and PhD degrees.

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