“Atoms Empowering Africa”: Youth video competition deadline extended

August 24th, 2018, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize

Rosatom has officially extended the deadline for submission of the Youth Video Competition, devoted to the potential of nuclear power to help bolster Africa’s economic and social development, until 10 September 2018.

Young people between the ages of 18 to 30, alone or in a group of up to three, are encouraged to film a 60- to 120-second video on their findings on various nuclear applications and the benefits they might have for Africa.

The top ten videos will be shortlisted and posted on the company’s Facebook page, the creators of the three videos with the most “likes” will win an all-expenses paid trip to Russia on 6 – 12 October, 2018. In addition to the cultural tours of Moscow, winners will visit the first City of Science – Obninsk – where many scientific and nuclear facilities are located.

To help applicants to enter the competition, Rosatom Central and Southern Africa will hold an online webinar with step-by-step guide walking the participants through the entry process. To join, participants will need access to internet and visit Rosatom Africa Facebook page (www.facebook.com/rosatominafrica) at 14h00 South African time, on 27 August 2018.

Other useful information can be found on the Rosatom Africa website, as well as in open sources, such as the recent research of the Centre for Global Development “Atoms for Africa: Is There a Future for Civil Nuclear Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa”. In addition participants can watch a prior webinar from Rosatom on Rosatom Africa Facebook page.

Contact Alena Georgobiani, Rosatom, aageorgobiani@rosatominternational.com

 

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