The public is invited to vote for 3 best videos among 7 shortlisted
at Rosatom Africa Facebook page from Sept. 21 to Sept 23

September 21, 2018 Three winning teams among Top 7 of “Atoms Empowering Africa” Youth Video Competition will be chosen by public voting on the Rosatom Africa official page. They will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Russia from 6 – 12th October, 2018. Voters can vote for their favorite video on Facebook between Friday, September 21, and Sunday, September 23.

The video competition ran from June to September 2018, young people were invited to research and to make their videos about various nuclear technologies, their applications and benefits for Africa, post them online and take a chance to win educative week-long journey to Russian nuclear facilities and landmarks.

More than 30 students from Sub-Saharan Africa took part in the contest ran by Rosatom in cooperation with African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN), South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) and South African Network for Nuclear Education Science and Technology (SAN NEST). Members of these organizations comprised jury panel and cast their votes this week. Teams from Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria are among the shortlisted.

The jury chose seven videos that were published on participants’ personal Facebook pages and collected the biggest number of “likes”. Jury’s choice was based on the number of initial “likes” each video received and such criteria as creativity, comprehensibility and impact. The 7 selected videos have been assigned their numbers for identification and are now subject to public vote on Rosatom Africa Facebook page.

“As for me, videos are excellent. I was impressed by their powerful nuclear message. They totally deserve full marks. To my mind, everyone should watch this”, – commented the jury member Gaopalelwe Santswere, AYGN President.

“I am amazed by the quality and comprehensibility of all the videos shortlisted and have given the highest scores to six of seven of them, – said jury member Dr. Anthonie Cilliers SAN-NEST National Coordinator”.

“Very well put together - the presenters are energetic and make the viewer want to learn more about atomic energy”, - noted the jury member Minx Avrabos, Managing Editor of SAIEE magazine ”wattnow”.

Mr. Dmitry Shornikov, CEO of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa comments: “We at Rosatom view education and youth development as a priority. “Atom Empowering Africa” Video Competition is running for the 4th year already. It is aimed at encouraging students to do their own research into various nuclear applications for peaceful use. We are happy to support youth empowerment through this competition and hope it allows more young people from Sub-Saharan African to research how atomic technologies can benefit all Africans.”

Links to the shortlisted videos are uploaded to the album «Youth Video Competition: Shortlist» at the Rosatom Africa Facebook page. Members of public are invited to vote for the video of their choice by adding number of the video in the comments to the post by 23:50 of September 23. The winners will be announced on September 24th.

Shortlisted videos:

1.      Sophia Abeid, George Davis Bilali and Suzane Constantine Mumba (Tanzania):

2.      Irvine Lumumba, Grace Malele (Kenya):

3.      Harriet Mphaho, Thabo Mametja (South Africa):

4.      David Mwaka, Isaac Kiprotich and Donald Kemboi (Kenya):

5.      Clement Masele, Anaeli O. Kisanga (Tanzania) :

6.      Ugenyi Igbokwe (Nigeria):

7.      Veronica Kgabisang Gouws, Koketso Kgorinyane, Naomi Mokhine (South Africa):


African Young Generation in Nuclear (AYGN) is a non-profit organization bringing together national networks (YGNs) for young professionals in nuclear field and other related disciplines. The AYGN’s prime mission is to address the socio-economic issues of the continent through promoting peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology by educating the general public and facilitating knowledge transfer from the current generation of leading nuclear industry experts to the young generations. This is effectively done by offering a platform to share, exchange ideas and network on issues related to nuclear science and technology in Africa and globally. For more information, please check:

The State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM is one of the global technological leaders It brings together nuclear power and power engineering assets, as well as NPP design and construction. ROSATOM holds first place for the largest portfolio of foreign construction projects (36 NPP Units in 12 countries, covers 17% of the global nuclear fuel market and also manufactures equipment and produces isotopes for nuclear medicine, carries out research, material studies. ROSATOM brings together over 300 enterprises and organizations, including the world's only nuclear icebreaker fleet. For more information, please check:

The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE), formed in 1909, has grown to more than 6000 professional engineers. Members are professionally engaged in the full range of engineering activities, which includes academic research, manufacturing, electronics, telecommunications, measurement and control, mining, and power infrastructural services. Our members make meaningful contributions to the quality of life in communities and the steady advancement of technology. For more information, please visit:

South African Network for Nuclear Education Science and Technology (SAN NEST)’s objective is a suitably qualified and experienced nuclear personnel employed by nuclear science and technology programmes in South Africa with the aim of strengthening the nuclear science and technology education programs to better meet future demands in terms of quality, capacity and relevancy. For more information, please visit:

The jury of “Atoms Empowering Africa” Youth Video Competition  announces its short list selection
The jury of “Atoms Empowering Africa” Youth Video Competition announces its short list selection