Team Namibia wins international competition

Claudia Reiter
In a demonstration of innovation and technical prowess, Team Namibia emerged triumphant in the global “Seeds for the Future Tech4Good” competition. Their revolutionary creation, YYeni AI, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered teaching solution, won the judges' hearts.
Team Namibia consists of students from the Namibian University (UNAM) and the Namibian University of Science and Technology (NUST).
YYeni AI is a platform that addresses the individual needs of each student and offers personalised tutoring in large classrooms. Using state-of-the-art AI algorithms, the app guides students through their coursework, tracking progress in real time. This invaluable tool significantly improves the learning experience, especially in environments with limited teaching resources.
The second and third prizes went to Team Uzbekistan's Aquatibia solution and Team Germany's TraceWaters solution, respectively. Previously, Team Uzbekistan had already won the Tech4Good regional competition for the Middle East and Central Asia, which took place in September 2023.
The global Tech4Good competition encourages students to address the challenges of sustainable development in their communities by using their ICT knowledge and skills to develop commercially viable solutions. This year, 152 teams from 74 countries and regions took part in the competition - an increase of 70% compared to last year. Additionally, a People's Choice Award was presented based on a public vote, with Team Brazil and Team Uzbekistan taking first place.
Jeff Wang, president of Huawei's public affairs and communications department, announced that the top three teams, along with the winners of the People's Choice Award, will be invited to participate in a Seeds for the Future digital tour to China in 2024.