For the edition 2018, the winners were invited to attend the ReSAKSS annual Conference held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a great opportunity to meet with key African policy makers and visit the emblematic premises of the AU where continental decisions shaping the future of Africa are taken. The renowned jury members composed of international experts in various fields related to the competition categories chose the winning entries based on the projects ‘use of ReSAKSS data, their relevance to African development issues, their technical quality, creativity and innovation. Following evaluation, 3 winners were listed for this year’s edition.
Winners of the edition 2018 of the ReSAKSS Data Challenge
The 1st prize in the category IT Product and Service
The first prize in the IT Products and Services Category was awarded to IT PhD Student, Ekie Y. Jesus from Côte d’ Ivoire who developed a mobile application to facilitate access to the information, data and evidence-findings of the ReSAKSS program in the context of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP).
The 2nd prize in the category Essay and report
The second prize in the Essay Report Category was awarded to a team of Senegalese students from ISFAR (Senegal’s Agricultural and Rural Training Institute). The 4 team members include: Christine Valentine Noella Sagna, Elhadji Ibrahima Biteye, Sidoine Senghor, and Abdoulaye Sene. Using ReSAKSS data, their project proposes a new method to protect endangered plant species in the region. of Bambey in Senegal.
The 3rd prize in the category High School Project
The third prize for the High School Project category was won by Nigerian national Oreoluwa Olorode, student from the International School at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The fifteen years old contestant, Mr. Olorode made an ingenious video addressing several issues faced by the African continent and used ReSAKSS data to illustrate his statements.