POST TIME: 11 January, 2022 07:17:59 PM / LAST MODIFIED: 11 January, 2022 07:30:16 PM
Bangladesh team of 'Seeds for the Future' in global top 10
Staff Reporter, Dhaka

Bangladesh team of 'Seeds for the Future' in global top 10

Huawei’s ‘Seeds for the Future 2021 Bangladesh’ (SFTF) programme winners have been shortlisted among the top 10 teams in Tech4Good global competition, arranged by Huawei as a followed-up phase.

A team of eight promising Bangladesh youths shall thus proceed to join the global semi-final round of ‘2021 Tech4good’, says a press release.
The latest Huawei SFTF was started in September 2021 and students from various science and engineering universities joined the programme, where 16 toppers from Bangladesh made it to the podium of country-level winners. Inspired by the theme ‘Tech4all’, Bangladeshi students have submitted their project presentation which has been shortlisted for a global competition round involving students from 130 countries and regions. And in the next round, according to the results of the quarter-finals held this week, eight participants from Bangladesh will take part in the global semifinal round where they will compete with Argentina, Brazil, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, South Africa, Thailand, and Poland.

Among two groups of Bangladesh, one illustrated a special project named ‘Dorakata’, which aims to address the declining rate of Royal Bengal Tigers in Bangladesh, how it is related to the preserving of the ecosystem and biodiversity of the Sundarbans, and how rangers and veterinarians can use technology tools like wireless sensors, 5G network, Cloud and AI for real-time monitoring, automated threat assessment and fast response to safeguard the national animal of Bangladesh.

Members of the team are Syed Doha Uddin, Nishat Tasnim, Mohtasim Tasnim Zaman, Syeda Fatima Fayruj, Imtiaz Ahmed, Ramisha Raida Karim, Mehedi Hasan, and Fatema Islam Tania. In this quarter-final phase, the team will present a system to protect the Royal Bengal Tigers of Bangladesh.

Zhang Zhengjun, CEO from Huawei Bangladesh said, “In the Asia-Pacific region, Huawei has decided to cultivate 100,000 young people with ICT skills by 2026 in South Asia. Huawei believes that the youth is a great resource of Bangladesh. It is a matter of pride for us, especially for the SFTF Bangladesh team at Huawei, to see our youth earn recognition at such a prestigious global platform. I believe our boys and girls will touch the next milestone at 2021 Tech4Good.”

Ramisha Raida Karim, one of the team, shared, “It has been an exceptional journey full of knowledge building, facing challenges, and innovative idea-sharing. This programme inspired me to achieve a decent academic record. From the beginning till today, I have been learning how to solve real-world problems, how to think like an engineer, and how my presence can be used for a remarkable change in people’s lives. With the help of this platform. I came to know about numerous problems my country faces which have feasible solutions and can easily be solved with the blessings of technology.”

Seeds For The Future is Huawei’s flagship CSR programme dedicated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) based students worldwide and is meant for inspiring ICT talent. First launched in Bangladesh in 2014, this programme has been nurturing ICT talents since its initiation. Previously some winners of this programme also got the chance to work with Huawei.
The winners from Bangladesh other countries have received a wide range of training and technological orientation in the online training sessions from Huawei Headquarters.