Huawei awards 2022 ICT global final competition winners

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Huawei Ethiopia awards 2021- 2022 Huawei ICT global final competition winners. The company launched its fourth ICT Competition last May 2021 in Ethiopia. The competition was officially launched on 26th May, following Huawei’s strategy to develop Ethiopia’s ICT talent and innovation ecosystem. Over 1,000 participants from different Universities registered for preliminary contest, challenging their understanding of latest technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G.

It is announced to the winners in the award ceremony held on August 26, 2021 to provide a chance to take part in the Global Final in 2022 as Ethiopia’s national team.

This year, on May 25 and 26, 2022, the global final ICT competition was held online. Ethiopian winners from the previous year competed and ranked third. The two students who won the competition are Sileshi Nibret and Dawit Biruk; they are from Addis Ababa Science and Technology University and Addis Ababa University.

Samuel Kifle, State Minister of Education, stated at the award ceremony, “as MoE, we want to ensure that Ethiopia’s prosperity is in good hands and that Ethiopia’s multi-sector economy and ICT are among the factors for economic growth. Ethiopia has a large number of young people, and there are many talented people willing to pursue their dreams in Ethiopia. Because the future world will be based on ICT, such competitions are necessary to help them develop the skills they already possess.”

He also stated that he witnessed the establishment of the first Huawei ICT academy and is pleased to see the company now have 40 academies. He also underlined that more faculties, students, and universities should participate in the competition, and he also praised Huawei for creating this opportunity for students.

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Dereje Engida, president of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University, expressed his gratitude on his behalf, saying, “I am so happy to see our students being awarded in this ceremony; they are working hard and lecturers are also supporting them to achieve their target.” He also thanked Huawei for providing opportunities for students to become global citizens through participation in global competitions.

Huawei Ethiopia PR director Liming Ye in his part stressed that “Huawei has always been committed to building a solid ICT talent ecosystem in Ethiopia. Under Huawei ICT Academy flagship project, we conduct ICT Competition, Seeds for the Future, and ICT Handshaking Forum.” He also added that as Ethiopia is at the dawn of digital revolution, ICT talent becomes the key assets of the economy. Huawei will tightly align with Digital Ethiopia 2025 strategy and contribute to talent cultivation, of which the ICT competition is the best manifestation.

 

 

 

 

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