Three Winning Technological Projects in ICESCO Youth Training Program in Nigeria
25 October 2022
The Sector of Science and Technology at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) took part in the jury meeting to review and select three winners from among 16 participating teams in the contest, ICESCO Program for training the youth on building and developing small projects in the fields of technology and innovation in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, implemented in cooperation with the New Space for Innovation Foundation and the “We’nnovation Hub.” ICESCO seeks to widen the scope of this program to include all its Member States.
The participating teams gave presentations on their projects in a meeting held face-to-face in Lagos, Nigeria and via videoconference. The jury consisted of Dr. Muhammad Sharif, Advisor at the Sector of Science and Technology, a working team from the Sector, and several experts and specialists in the fields of entrepreneurship and startup financing
At the end of the meeting, the names of the winning teams at the national level were announced. “Tetrecycle multi-services” team, won first place for its project on renewable fuel extracted from biomass found in agricultural waste, the “Vabbar” team won the second-place for its project on an online marketplace for the exchange of African and foreign currencies, while the “Erido Agro” team won the third place for its project on training young farmers on ways to sustainably increase the quality, quality and diversity of their crops.
This program had been launched in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan, and seeks to reach ten countries by the end of 2022. It falls within ICESCO’s action plan and strategy to support more than 150 startups in the fields of science and technology in the Member States by the year 2025.
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