Edunet Africa Conference 2011 will be an event to explore the opportunities for Young Africans at the 2011 World Summit Youth Award (WSYA).

WYSA is an annual award and a network for young people using the internet, mobile phones or other digital media to put the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into action. The MDGs were set in 2000 by the UN to prompt member states and civil society to fight poverty, hunger and disease, inequalities, lack of education and environmental degradation. The award promotes best practices in e-content and new media.

You could recall that last year two Nigerians –Mr. Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu and Mr. Dotun Adewunmi. won the awards, in a press release made available to us by Nkem Uwaje who is on the board of the awards, she said “As we raise the awareness for this year’s awards and bring such opportunities to Young Nigerians, I expert more Nigerians to be part of this year’s WSYA and win, she will be speaking at the EduNet Africa Conference to give more insight on the awards.

For the 2011 awards, submission of entries have started-from May 2nd to July 15,2011 so if you use social media to do good for your community, or use blogs and vlogs to raise critical  questions, or create websites or mobile apps that fight discrimination, hunger or diseases? then enter for the awards in the relevant category, this could be the opportunity you have been waiting for, Submit your new media project to the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) and win the chance to meet engaged Youth from around the world and network with representatives of NGOs, governments and media and the possibility to develop your project, refine your business plan or even find sponsors.

The categories for the award are

1. Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease

2. Education for All

3. Power 2 Women

4. Create your Culture

5. Go Green

6. Pursue Truth

Official website for the awards is www.youthaward.org

Kenneth Omeruo
Omeruo Ndukaku Kenneth is an Innovation Management expert,the CEO of Emerging Media,a new media company.He is a member of ISPIM - International Society for Professional Innovation Management and the US-Africa chamber of Commerce.He is the Founder of TechTrends Nigeria Blog,Nigeria Innovation Summit and the African Innovation Academy.Kenneth is a highly sought-after Internet Marketing Consultant who has through his seminars, articles, training and consulting, helped many organizations, Individuals, Businesses maximize the Internet for business purposes.Kenneth has also being featured as a guest on the TV show TODAY ON STV Nigeria and on Bloomberg Africa TV.He is the author of the best –selling Internet Book: How To Create Unlimited Internet Wealth. He is a syndicated columnist with the following Newspapers in Nigeria: Daily Independent, Financial Standard, PUNCH, BusinessDay, and Sun.Kenneth organises the EduNet Conference for Universities in Nigeria. Kenneth is a member of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria( ISPON ) Roundtable For Capacity Development in Nigeria,member pre-selection committee for Nigeria at the UN World Summit Awards,a Panelist for Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria(YouWIN)-a Federal government initiative created by the ministry of finance,supported by ministries of Communications Technology,Youth Development,Worldbank and DFID. A 2013 Judge at the Google Cloud Developers Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa.He has been a contributing editor of Nigeria Communications Week,Africa Telecom and IT Business Magazine,ICT Today magazine,M2 magazine.Kenneth has been invited to the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum, Oracle Open World Conference USA, Oracle Cloud World Dubai, and GITEX Dubai. He now lives in New York with his family and presently working on an Open Innovation project for Nigeria. You can contact Kenneth through email: (kenneth (at)techtrendsng.com) Facebook:www.facebook.com/Kenneth.omeruo On Twitter:www.twitter.com/kennethomeruo Skpe:Kenneth.Omeruo

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