Five Jordanian students participate in Seeds for Future program

Princess Sumaya University For Technology
Princess Sumaya University For Technology. (Photo: PSUT)
AMMAN — Five Jordanian students from Princess Sumaya University for Technology are set to participate in this year’s edition of Seeds for the Future, joining 175 students from the Middle East and Central Asia.اضافة اعلان

Under the umbrella of the Seeds for the Future program, Huawei is hosting the inaugural week of the Tech4Good regional competition inDoha, targeting youth with ideas that can address social issues by leveraging the latest ICT technologies, Huawei said in a statement on Sunday.

Details of the programThe first phase of the 2023 Seeds for the Future Program was at an official opening ceremony at the Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar, on September 3rd, 2023. The regional event aims to develop local talent, share knowledge, increase ICT sector awareness, and foster a digital community for young ICT talents.

The 2023 edition of Seeds for Future will witness the participation of students from elite universities representing 15 countries in the region, including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Oman, Uzbekistan, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, and Kyrgyzstan.

Jawad Abbassi, head of GSMA, MENA, commented: "Advanced technologies like AI, 5G, and cloud are revolutionizing how we live, learn, and work. Digital transformation across the MENA is accelerating at an unparalleled pace, and it’s crucial that we narrow the ICT talent gap and arm students with 21st-century skills. Enabling students to upskill their tech knowledge while gaining crucial soft skills is of paramount importance."

This year, the Seeds for the Future program will host intensive training sessions and workshops, including cutting-edge ICT technologies, scientific and technological leadership, discussions on global topics and Tech4Good group projects, etc. Through learning and mutual exchange, participants will gain a better understanding of 5G, AI, and cloud technologies, build more strengths for future growth, and improve their competitiveness in the job market.

Tech4Good competition
The Tech4Good regional competition, now in its third year, will also be held during the Seeds for the Future program to empower and engage the youth in driving positive change within their communities. The students will jointly explore ICT's huge potential to drive sustainable development. Winners from the Tech4Good Global Competition will be invited to the Tech4Good Startup Sprint in China, where they will visit Shenzhen, Beijing, and other cities to experience real-world entrepreneurial environments and compete for a startup
support fund of US$100,000.

Participating students will present their Tech4Good projects to the judges, and eight outstanding teams of 40 students will be selected to move on to the second phase of the Tech4Good program, which will be held in Dubai, UAE, from 10-16 September 2023. The winners will then qualify to compete in the final global competition in China against other teams from around the world.

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