On behalf of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) would like to announce second edition of ITU’s Young Innovators Competition (YIC). Young innovators will also have the chance to win funding, mentorship and ongoing support.

The competition, which is open to 18-25 year olds worldwide, gives young, talented social entrepreneurs the opportunity to attend the ITU Telecom World 2012 due to take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from of October 14-18, 2012.  ITU Telecom World is ITU’s key global networking and knowledge sharing event.

Accordingly, ITU calls for projects/concepts which engage the power of ICTs to meet real-world developmental challenges relevant to one of eight core areas under the theme “Youth Innovation for Development”:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Education
  • Empowerment of Women
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Healthcare
  • Human Rights
  • Transparency
  • Youth Employment

Submissions consisting of everything from well researched concepts to ongoing operations showing preliminary results are welcome. From these, the twelve (12) most outstanding entries -– judged to have the greatest possible social impact and potential for business success -– will win the chance to attend and participate in above-mentioned ITU Telecom World 2012.

The 12 finalists can benefit from one-on-one mentorship sessions with top level representatives from various sectors, hands-on workshops focused on developing entrepreneurial skills and the chance to showcase concepts and projects at a centrally located stand before the uniquely influential audience of World 2012 delegates.


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