By Nicholas Nduati
Kenyan and African youths in the digital space are set to take part in an online video competition following the launch of the sixth edition of the ROSATOM, a global leader in nuclear technologies.
The competition which is open to students and young professionals between 18 and 35 years encourages youth to explore nuclear technologies and how they could be utilized to benefit their region.
The competition which has been running since 2015 has already inspired hundreds of young people across the continent to explore the benefits of nuclear energy, some of whom have now begun their own careers in the industry.
“Nuclear technologies are at the heart of many innovations that Africa can benefit greatly from. ROSATOM strongly believes that the youth need to play a vital role in achieving the United Nations sustainability goals and more specifically in the fight against climate change,” said Ryan Collyer, Chief Executive Officer of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa.
Participants are encouraged to post their videos on Facebook or on Rosatom Africa’s website.
Creators of the top three videos will be rewarded with an all-expenses-paid trip to Russia, where they will get the opportunity to visit several of the country’s world-renowned tourist attractions as well as various nuclear institutions and advanced nuclear facilities.
The submission deadline is January 31, 2021, with potential topics including how nuclear technologies can assist in achieving sustainable development goals in Africa.
The video narration should be in English or feature English subtitles.