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Uwaje becomes WSYA board member

By Emeka Aginam

The Nigerian youth IT ambassador, Miss Nkemdirim Uwaje, who is also the Managing Director of Future Software Resources Limited has been promoted to the Board member of the World Summit Youth Award, even as entry the 2011 has begun.

The WSYA is an annual award and a network for young people using the internet, mobile phones or other digital media to put the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action.

Applicants are expected to submit their new media project to the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) and win the chance to meet engaged Youth from around the world and network with representatives of NGOs, governments and media!

The MDGs were set in 2000 by the UN to prompt member states and civil society to fight poverty, hunger and disease, inequalities, lack of education and environmental degradation.

The application which started last will week until July, 15th, accepts product to this international competition at www.youthaward.org in one of the six WSYA categories:

Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease

Create your Culture

Education for All ! 5. Go Green

Power 2 Women ! 6. Pursue Truth

Three winners and two runners-up for each category will be selected by an international jury of young ICT experts.

The WSYA selects and promotes best practice in e-content and new media, demonstrates young people’s potential to create outstanding digital content and serves as a platform for people from all UN member states 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.


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