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Use Your E-power to put the UN Millennium Development Goals Into Action! Submit Your Project for the 2012 World Summit Youth Award



Are you a young person up to 30 years of age? Are you involved in a youth initiative producing outstanding digital content towards achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals? Then make sure to submit your project for the next edition of the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA)!

In 2012, the World Summit Youth Award selects and promotes once more the world’s best e-content created by young social entrepreneurs and developers from all UN member states. The award honours young people who work together to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water, environmental degradation and to reduce poverty and hunger.

The global WSYA database will be open to nominations until July 16th, 2012. Visit the official website for details on the application process:

Enter your project towards reaching the MDGs in one of the six WSYA categories:

1. Fight Poverty, Hunger and Disease!
2. Education for All!
3. Power 2 Women!
4. Create your Culture!
5. Go Green!
6. Pursue Truth!

A young expert jury will honour up to 3 winners and 2 runners-up per category. The finalists will be invited to the Winners’ Event to connect with each other and get in touch with renowned experts in the field of ICT for development. This year the event “Young Digital Planet” is hosted by the 18th World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT 2012) in Montréal, Canada, from October 22nd – 24th (

So what are you waiting for? Submit your projects today and make a positive change in the world!

Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at


  1. iamfascinating

    June 29, 2012 at 6:27 am


  2. Otaosese

    June 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Interesting! We need more of this…

  3. Abs

    June 29, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Why not for people in their 30s too. not fair. reducing my age :).

  4. Mimi

    June 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Must I be upto 30 years of age ? thts not fair!
    P.S: I have a project i’m working on, but i’m only 23! I’m almost done with it…can i contest? 😀

  5. Molade- But'fly

    June 30, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Why must be up to thirty years of age???, really it is not fair, this is injustice

  6. oge

    July 2, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    hope its will objectively driven

  7. Olulu, the KIng not from Zulu

    July 2, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    above 30 nko????

  8. hussein amole

    July 4, 2012 at 11:05 am

    god we help us

  9. Pearl Blayze

    July 8, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Nigerians put so many age restrictions on things. That is why we don’t have billionaires in their 20s. Lawd…! Must I be 40 yrs old before I can be as wealthy as Dangote? Think someone…

  10. Misi

    July 8, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    nawa ooooo. up to 30 means less or equal to 30 pple….. haba!!! Naija educational system is in much more trouble

  11. Misi

    July 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    like president like citizens…. ordinary to interprete simple sentence

  12. iamfascinating

    July 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm


  13. femmy kolawolay

    July 12, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Have you been
    fighting aganst smork

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