UDSM Students to represent Tanzania at the Huawei ICT World Competition in China

Students from the University of Dar es Salaam are among the participants in the finals of the International ICT Competition for Sub-Saharan Africa organized by Huawei under the slogan “Connectivity, Honor, Future”.

In the regional finals of the competition (Sub-Saharan Africa finals) that took place early this year, students from Tanzania emerged winners by taking second and third place and thus authorized to represent sub-Saharan Africa at the World Championships. The competition covered the latest ICT technologies such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobile networks, and big data.

The world finals of the competition are expected to take place physically in Shenzen, China from the 24th to 27th of May 2023. At this stage, more than 400 students across the globe will compete in the most advanced technologies to prove themselves as the best of the best in ICT Solutions. Where the Sub-Sahara region will be represented by eight countries including Tanzania.

Tanzania is participating in the finals at the world level for the third time, with a good record of previous finals by emerging as the second winner in the previous finals.

Speaking on behalf of the teams that will represent Tanzania Kaisi Peter Redsony from the University of Dar es Salaam said they have made adequate preparations and believe that they will do well in the finals.

“We’ve worked hard as a team because we wanted to seize this opportunity to travel to China to compete and show our capabilities, we have had a great time learning and experimenting regularly, we have faith and we have only one big responsibility that is to prove to the world that Tanzania has a unique talent in technology and that our country is an upcoming Africa’s ICT hub.”

On his part Mr. Damon Zhang, the Managing Director of Huawei Tanzania, said he believes Tanzania has the best youngsters with the highest level of talent, so he hopes that a team from Tanzania will emerge victorious in the finals.

‘‘Tanzania is endowed with great ICT talents and Huawei is happy to be able to provide the opportunity to these smart minds to showcase their capabilities through our ICT Competition. Huawei will continue with its innovative initiatives to support and provide opportunities to sharpen the ICT skills and knowledge of young Tanzanians and contribute to a sustainable ICT local talent pool’’.

Huawei’s ICT competition, this year, has attracted more than 120,000 students from over 2,000 universities across 74 countries around the world.

Since its launch seven years ago, the Huawei ICT Competition has continued to grow and become the largest ICT Competition in Africa.

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