Competition to grow Africa’s nuclear sector

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Windhoek - Tech giant ROSATOM has launched its 6th Annual Online Video Competition for African youths, to encourage participation in science and innovation

The competition, open to students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 35, encourages exploration of nuclear technologies for sustainable development.

The competition, which has been running since 2015, has inspired hundreds of young people across Africa to grow knowledge in the nuclear sector.

According to Mr Ryan Collyer, CEO of ROSATOM Central and Southern Africa, nuclear technologies are key to the future.

ROSATOM strongly believes that the youth need to play a vital role in achieving the United Nations Sustainability goals and more specifically in the fight against climate change. ROSATOM puts a great deal of resources into supporting youth to foster their talents and share their views and ideas.

“We are confident that nuclear can help to archive the UN Sustainability Goals in Africa, not only through clean and affordable energy, but also through life saving medical procedures and technologically advanced agricultural practices. Through this competition we hope that the youth will educate themselves and their peers on the immense benefits that nuclear technology has to offer,” Mr Collyer said. 

The top three videos will be selected by an independent expert panel on the bases of originality, creativity, quality, accuracy and relevance. Judges will also consider how well the idea has been communicated.

Winners will get an all-expenses paid trip to Russia, where they will get the opportunity to visit nuclear-focused institutions as well as tourist attractions.

On the jury will be representatives of nuclear enterprises such the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt, Women in Nuclear South Africa, African Young Generation in Nuclear and the Nuclear Corporation of South Africa.

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