May 26, 2021. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The 6th Global Huawei ICT Competition comes to Ethiopia, and expects to witness the brightest brains and most innovative ideas among 1000 student participants. The winners of the national final will have the opportunity to represent their country in Global Final 2022 in China, as one team.

The competition has both practical and innovative tracks, where the first one request a comprehensive theoretical understanding and hands-on practical ability, while the later focuses on innovative technology application and design capabilities, as well as business thinking. Winner selection is through pure machine scoring and jury scoring prospectively for different tracks.

The winner of the National Round will be awarded Huawei electronics including mobile phones, tablets and sports wearables. The top winner from each track will team up and represent Ethiopia at the regional final and compete to win the ticket to global final held in China.

Huawei Ethiopia Regional Vice President Ms. Ji Hui on the launching event said “As Ethiopia is at the dawn of digital revolution, ICT talent becomes the key assets of the economy. Huawei will tightly align with Digital Ethiopia 2025 strategy and contribute to talent cultivation. The ICT competition is the manifestation of it.”

The Huawei ICT Competition bases on Huawei products and technologies, and is aimed at bringing both knowledge and innovation competition in the ICT field. Since 2015, the Huawei ICT Competition attracted more than 350,000 students from 2,000 universities in 70 countries.

Despite the covid-19 challenges, the 6th Huawei ICT competition project is set to bring together 170,000 students to be teamed up in 130 groups, after passing their respective national and regional competitions.

In Ethiopia, Huawei partners with 38 universities to involve the most talented students from each institute in. This year marks the third time that Ethiopian students will participate in this contest after 2017/2018 year and 2018/2019 year.

Students are required to register online and take courses to better prepare them for the competition. Register Here.


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