Rosatom Announces Winners of Atoms Empowering Africa Online Video Competition



Rosatom (www.Rosatom.com) announced the winners of the 6e Annual “Atoms Empowering Africa” online video competition at the special online awards ceremony.

During the competition, participants were encouraged to post their videos on Facebook to explore nuclear technologies and how these technologies could be used to benefit their region. It could be a video on how nuclear technologies can help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, how nuclear technologies can help developing countries industrialize, how science and Non-energy nuclear technology can benefit the country or the community or some other related subject. .

This year, the winners of the competition (https://bit.ly/3ehcOj2) are: the team of George Davis Bilali, a student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana, Tanzania, as well as his counterparts Alyaa Mahmoud Ibrahim Awad from Egypt and Fati Aruna Akoriko from Ghana; Mostafa Omran, Master student from the African Center of Excellence on future energies and electrochemical systems in Egypt; Noоmen Noоmen, student and communication manager for the short film Panorama in Tunisia. The jury members were delighted with the range and type of videos this year. This is why Rosatom has decided to create a special prize for the best collaboration which will go to three other participants: the Munachimso Oguine team with Oguine Jane and Oguine Ozioma, students of the National Open University of Nigeria. A special prize for extraordinary creativity and video content has been awarded to Wissem Dallali, a young Tunisian professional.

All winners will be rewarded with an all-expenses-paid trip to Russia, where they will have the opportunity to visit several of the country’s world-famous tourist attractions as well as various nuclear institutions and advanced nuclear facilities. The trip will be organized in accordance with the epidemiological restrictions imposed to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The videos were carefully selected by a group of independent experts using various criteria including original content and creativity, overall quality of video and content, accuracy and relevance of technical content, and ability to clearly communicate the content to an audience. The jury included representatives of nuclear companies such as ROSATOM, the Nuclear Power Plant Authority (NPPA, Egypt), media professionals such as Influence Communications (Egypt) and regional nuclear NGOs Women in Nuclear South Africa (WinSA), African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN) and Nuclear Corporation of South Africa (NESCA).

The members of the jury shared their thoughts on the works of the candidates.

Gaopalelwe Santswere, National Executive President of the South African Young Nuclear Professional Society, this year spoke of “a responsible and high-quality approach” to the videos: “Courageous, intelligent and creative young specialists are the key to success in developing the world. ‘Africa!”.

Another jury Tebogo Motlhabane, the president of Women in Nuclear South Africa (WiNSA)pointed out that many girls entered the competition: “I would especially like to note that among the participants there were girls, which is also very important. For the development. of nuclear science ”.

Mohamed Emara, CEO and founder of Influence Communications, paid attention to the topics, considered by the participants: “A large number of videos that were sent by the participants shows that the young people of Africa are really eager and passionate about ” achieve the Sustainable Development Goals to solve the problems facing countries, starting with urgent medical problems to the problem of climate change. A key factor in the stable future of humanity is how to obtain energy without pollution, and that is the value of nuclear energy ”.

According to Ryan Collyer, CEO of Rosatom in Central and South Africa, nuclear technologies are at the heart of many innovations from which Africa and the world can benefit greatly: “We are ready to support in any way your aspirations in the achievement of your goals because it is important for us that talented young people can prove themselves. Our activity is not only limited to the construction of the nuclear power plant, we (ROSATOM company) are also multifaceted, just like you, therefore our aim is to help you to study, reveal, develop and be useful to society. “.

Rosatom congratulates the winners who, despite the difficulties of the pandemic, have succeeded in making high quality professional videos, and wish them greater success in creativity and studies!

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