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CTA-NEPAD Photo and Essay Competitions Winners

It is with great pleasure that the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) announce the winners of the Photo and Essay competitions that have been organized to celebrate NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary. This competition also falls in the framework of CTA activities on youth, women and ICTs.

The winners of the Photo Competition “Looking at ICTs, agriculture and climate change in Africa through the eyes of women and the youth”, who will be awarded with a prize of € 800, are:

For the category “Youth/women, ICTs and entrepreneurship”

    Mr. Jean-Paul Luesso Amuri, from Democratic Republic of the Congo (Central Africa)
    Mr. Herbert Lwanga, from Uganda (East Africa)
    Ms. Thoko Chikondi, from Malawi (Southern Africa)
    Mr. Ikenna Mbakwe, from Nigeria (West Africa)

For the category “Youth/women, ICTs and climate change”

    Ms. Thoko Chikondi, from Malawi (Southern Africa)

Due to the poor quality of entries, the jury decided not to award the prizes for the other regions in the category “Youth/women, ICTs and climate change”.

The winners of the Essay Competition “Looking at ICTs and agriculture in Africa through the eyes of women and the youth”, who will be awarded with a prize of € 1000, are:

For the category “Women and ICT in agriculture”

    Mr. Tapfumaneyi Mutenda, from Zimbabwe (Southern Africa)
    Mr. Paulin Tsafack Nguena, from Cameroon (Central Africa)
    Mr. Tuyishime Norbert, from Rwanda (East Africa)
    Mr. Traore Inoussa, from Burkina Faso (West Africa)

For the category “Youth and ICT in agriculture”

    Mr. Admire Mare, from Zimbabwe (Southern Africa)
    Ms. Comfort Moussa, from Cameroon (Central Africa)
    Mr. Robert Koigi Muthoni, from Kenya (East Africa)
    Mr. Solomon Elorm Allavi, from Ghana (West Africa)

In addition, the jury agreed to give a special mention to:

    Mr. Bertrand Joël Foe Eloundou, from Cameroon (Youth and ICT in agriculture)
    Mr. Wasike Noah Wamalwa, from Kenya (Women and ICT in agriculture)

The award ceremony will be held during the NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary Symposium (date to be confirmed later). The winners and the two additional participants are invited to take part to the event.

A qualified jury, composed by independent African experts in the field of communication, ICTs and agriculture, had the difficult task to choose the best entries among 85 photos and 124 essays.

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