Kenyan teams awarded first prize in Global ICT competition

Jan, 21st 2021 – Three Kenyan teams that excelled at the Huawei ICT Competition Global Finals have today been awarded at in Huawei Global ICT Competition. In addition to the medals and certificates, the winners also received a variety of Huawei products and Huawei exam vouchers as rewards. 

The Network Track teams were awarded 1st and 3rd place while team Mazingira was awarded 3rd place under the Innovation track as well as their lecturers and tutors.

The 2019-2020 ICT Competition received over 6,400 student applications out of which 100 students proceeded to the national finals, later five teams proceeded to the regional finals and ultimately 3 teams representing Kenya at the global finals.

Mr. Frank Yang, Vice President of Huawei Southern Africa Region noted that synergies with academic partners are key and have contributed to Huawei broadening its areas of collaboration.

Huawei has played an important role in the development of ICT Talent in these countries for many years now, and we are seeing the efforts from us as well as from governments and other partners pay off. Investing in education is not only our social responsibility but also our business priority to help grow the ICT sector and to help grow the economies of the countries in which we work”. he added.

Huawei has and continues to invest heavily in nurturing local ICT talent to compete equally with counterparts from across the globe. This is in addition to growing the local ICT talent ecosystem, strengthening capacity building and increasing people’s digital competence.

In 2020 the University of Nairobi received the 2020 excellent global talent ecosystem partners’ award due to its broad partnership with Huawei on various capacity building and training programs namely the Huawei ICT competition, Huawei Campus ambassador program, Huawei Management Trainee program, Digitalent career fair among others.

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