July 4, 2022


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Huawei ICT competitors retains inspiring African college students to chase their ICT passions

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Beneath the theme of “Connection, Glory, Future”, the Huawei ICT Competitors is crusing by its 6th 12 months in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 15,000 college students from as much as 500 high universities and faculties in 17 international locations taking part, making it the biggest ICT talent competitors within the area.

On the present stage, 6 international locations have accomplished the country-level Huawei ICT Competitors. Excellent groups will compete within the Sub-Saharan African finals, which is scheduled to kick off in February, 2022.

Over the previous 5 years, the competitors has attracted over 80,000 passionate ICT college students, with 21 groups coming into the worldwide finals, additional incentivizing contestants to excel on this area.

The 2019-2020 Competitors marks a historic milestone for Sub-Saharan Africa. Two groups from Nigeria gained the Grand Prize of each the Community Monitor and Cloud Monitor, whereas 3 groups from Kenya, Uganda, and Mauritius have been joint first prize winners.

Globally the Huawei ICT Competitors 2021-2022 has lined over 70 international locations worldwide, with a complete of over 130 groups competing. The worldwide finals are anticipated to occur in Might of 2022.

To encourage broader participation, the 2021-2022 competitors will nonetheless be digital. Moreover the standard Community and Cloud Monitor, it would additionally formally introduce an Innovation Monitor. Contestants will design revolutionary options concentrating on common well-being, resembling environmental safety and shutting social gaps, by utilising Huawei applied sciences together with Huawei Cloud.

Final 12 months, the Mazingira Staff, from Kenya took half within the invitational competitors. They offered an answer known as Wildfire PrediTec, to detect, analyse, predict and stop wildfires, designed on Huawei IOT and AI platforms.

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The Huawei ICT Competitors additionally opens up greater alternatives to members. As of immediately, the competition-related coaching helped over 350 college students obtain job presents.

With a collection of expertise growth campaigns in Sub Saharan Africa, together with the ICT competitors, Huawei hopes to talent up greater than 700,000 ICT professionals by 2023. The intention is to bridge the ICT expertise hole, enhance academia-industry communication, and advance the digital transformation of industries.

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