Winners have emerged in the ITU Young ICT Leaders’ Forum (YILF) Innovation Challenges 2019, which took place from September 3-6 in smart city of Busan, Republic of Korea.
The Young ICT Leaders’ Forum is an annual event organized by ITU and Busan Metropolitan city. It gathered youths worldwide to learn and to share ideas about ICT development and innovations.
The 6th edition of the Young ICT leaders under the overall theme of “Mind the gap: Sustainability and Impact in Smart Cities” explored a first gap where youth entrepreneurs are inhibiting from addressing the right problems in their community, a second gap where their solutions are unable to scale in an increasingly complex and interdependent world.
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Team Tech Dolphs have emerged overall winner of the 2019 Beyond School Community Challenge with a cash reward of ₦350,000.
Team Tech Dolphs from Divine Progress School, Kaduna State was honored by the United States of America embassy in Nigeria after creating an app that could help people with disability.
Team Green Tech from Topfield College, Ajegunle, Lagos State emerged in second position with a cash reward of ₦250,000 while Team Recyclarts from the African Church Model College, Ifako-Ijaiye, Lagos finished third with a cash reward of ₦100,000 and six (6) month mentorships.
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Dr. Andrew Oke-‘Ovie Akala of the Department of Physics and Deputy Director, APD, Distance Learning Institute (DLI) of the University of Lagos has been announced as the recipient of the 2019 Africa Award for Research Excellence in Space Science.
The Award was conferred on him by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as recognition for his completing significant research in space science as an early career scientist from the African Continent.
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