Nigerians Win International Cyberspace Competition

Nigerians continue to raise the ante in the international community as three individuals recently won the Global Essay Competition For Seoul Conference On Cyberspace 2013.

The winners, Awele Chikwelu Oguejiofor, Akachukwu Nnaemeka Okafor and Uzoamaka Udumelue Unachukwu won in the Economic Growth and Social/ Cultural Benefits category with their essay titled ‘The Internet: An Engine of Holistic Development in the Developing World.’

As part of their winnings, two members of the three-man team earned an all-expense paid return trip to Seoul where they were panelists during a youth forum where youths from different parts of the world gathered to discuss and share innovative ideas on a range of issues related to cyberspace.

Other winners in the category are: Lee Suhyoon and Koh Kyungwoong, both Koreans.

One of the winners, Akachukwu, told Channels Television that “personally it is a source of motivation and inspiration to me as an individual, not to give up on any of my aspirations.

We all can attain our goals no matter how ambitious, we just have to keep tiring, staying focused,” he said.

The Nigerian delegate’s submission will be shared at the Seoul Conference which will take place on October 17-18, 2013, where approximately 800 delegates from more than 80 countries are expected to attend.

The conference themed, ‘Global Prosperity through an Open and Secure Cyberspace – Opportunities, Threats and Cooperation’, will focus on six areas: Economic Growth and Development, Social and Cultural Benefits, Cyber Security, International Security, Cybercrime, and Capacity Building.

Seoul is the third host of the conference on cyberspace following London and Budapest.

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