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My Favorite World Summit Youth Award eContent Winner: Anti HIVirus

By Nkemdilim Uwaje on December 22, 2010


The World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) – selects and promotes best practice in e-Content and technological creativity, demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital contents and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states including Nigeria to work together in the efforts to reduce poverty and hunger, and to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental degradation.

The WSYA Events in New York are over and I am truly inspired by the young leaders of tomorrow who have decided to take action today by developing high quality and interactive e-content focused on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The World Leaders met in New York last week to talk about the MDGs and whether they can realistically be implemented by 2015.

Stop Mr. HIV!

In the mean time the 2010 WSYA Winners plotted new ways of implement the MDGs using their skills in social media, digital media, animations, blogging etc. Taking action and standing up for the implementations of the MDGs.

This is what Leung Chun San from China did with his project ANTI HIVIRUS in the WSYA Category “Fight Hunger poverty and Disease” . This is my all time favourite project and even though I have looked at it a million times I still get excited about the quality and the innovation behind this amazing project.

What is sad is that the project is from China and not from Africa or more specifically Nigeria. I wish the Nigerian and African youth would take more action, stand up for their rights and show the world what they are capable of, that they too have skills and access to the tools needed to create fabulous local content.

As an ambassador of the WSYA I have made it my quest to do more than my usual call for submissions and awareness campaign when the 2011 WSYA approach us. I will try my best to share my knowledge and experience with Nigerian youth and equip them with the knowledge, skills and most of all tools (which are mainly open source and freely available).

I hope to see more Winners from Nigeria in 2011 (this year there were 2 Winners from Nigeria). Let us take the MDGs into our own hands today!


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Nkemdilim Uwaje is the Managing Director of Future Software Resources Ltd. (www.futuresoft-ng.com) She attained a BSc. Hons in Bioinformatics at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), as well as the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany. Nkem took over Future Software Resources Nigeria Ltd. in the hope of making it Nigerians leading turn-key web-solution provider with a focus on educational, enterprise and business solutions, as well as promoting IT in the region.
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2 Comments to “My Favorite World Summit Youth Award eContent Winner: Anti HIVirus”

  1. Wayan Vota says:

    The author of this post, Ms.Nkemdilim Uwaje, MD of Future Software Resources Ltd, has been nominated for the Future Awards in the category Best Use of Technology.

    To vote for her simply text: TFA NKEMDILIM UWAJE BEST USE OF TECHNOLOGY to the SMS short code: 33120 for Nigeria, 99199 for Canada, 80079 for UK and 97605 USA (the more you text, the more her chances of winning).or you can vote online on at http://thefuturenigeria.com/voting/technology/using your email address.

  2. Nkem says:

    Thank you Wayan for publicizing this 🙂 Voting ends tomorrow 31st December….

    Happy New Year in advance!!!