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7th “Atoms Empowering Africa” online video competition winners announced

7th “Atoms Empowering Africa” online video competition winners announced

In a remarkable display of ingenuity and passion for nuclear energy, Rosatom has concluded its 7th annual online video competition.

This event has become a cornerstone in encouraging young individuals to explore the potential of nuclear technologies and their benefits, particularly in the African context.

This year, there were more than 50 participants from different African countries, underscoring the continent’s growing interest in nuclear science and its applications.

The winners this year were Katlego Sebopela and Kamogelo Sehoole from South Africa; Mahmoud Elbehri, Farah Hakem and her team, Yasmin Ehab and her team, Salah Alfiky, and Ayman Yassein from Egypt; Michelle Wafula from Kenya; Obiozor Oguine and Ayobami Adedinni from Nigeria; Habab Abdal Khaleg from Saudi Arabia; George William Tinka from Uganda; and Mohamed Almonzer Salih from Sudan. These bright minds will embark on a trip to Russia to tour some of the world’s most advanced nuclear facilities.

The competition invited participants to create a short video, up to 75 seconds in length, on various nuclear-related topics. Entrants shared their submissions on Facebook following specified technical guidelines and submitted their applications via an official form.

A panel of international experts, including distinguished judges from South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, and Ethiopia ensured a fair and equitable evaluation process, selecting winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places based on 4 criteria: original content and creativity, overall quality of presentation, accuracy, and relevancy of technical content, and communication of that content to the audience.

“As a nuclear enthusiast passionate about demystifying nuclear energy in Africa, The Atoms Empowering Africa competition has been an incredible journey and a fantastic platform. This initiative empowers young minds to rethink nuclear technology and envision a sustainable future for our continent”, Katlego Sebopela, winner of the Atoms Empowering Africa competition.

“Since 2015, we have been organizing the Atoms Empowering Africa competition, and each year we see an increasing number of participants from new countries across the continent. African students showcase their impressive knowledge and talents, and the winners gain the unique opportunity to visit Russia and tour nuclear facilities,” Ryan Collyer, Chief Executive of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa, said.

“I am incredibly proud to be a part of this initiative. It’s inspiring to witness the enthusiasm and dedication of these young minds as they engage with nuclear science. This competition not only highlights the vast potential of African students but also fosters international collaboration and understanding in the field of nuclear technology”.

Since 2015, Rosatom’s competition has been a springboard for youth to express their perspectives on nuclear technology and its role in sustainable development. This initiative encourages young people to research, create, and promote their content, aiming to foster a better understanding of nuclear energy’s possibilities.

The winners this year of this year’s 7th annual online video competition


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