Young researchers from FAST Islamabad in top 3 at Youth Summit Awards

May 4, 2009 at 1:08 pm 12 comments

ya-world-summit-awardsSome wonderful news has just come in from NUCES-FAST. Young researchers of nexGIN RC (www.nexginrc.org) — located at FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad Campus — have reached the finals of the World Summit Youth Award (WSA) 2009. Their project “Remote Patient Monitoring with focus on antenatal care”(http://rpms.nexginc.org) has been shortlised as the top 3 projects among 612 projects submitted from 102 countries.  Congratulations nexGIN RC and FAST Islamabad. This is indeed a reason to celebrate. We wish the team best of luck for the finals which are to be held from June 10-13 in Mexico.

The project is in part funded by National ICT R & D Fund (www.ictrdf.org).

The following excerpt has been taken from the Youth Summit Awards website:

Young People act on United Nations Millennium Goals using Internet Content

From online music and TV communities to interactive gaming platforms to e-learning applications and HIV/AIDS resources, the World Summit Youth Award (WSYA) presents young people who use Internet and Mobiles to get Action on United Nations Millennium Devlopment goals.

Over 600 projects were evaluated in a three-round judging process by an international jury of 20 experts in the fields of youth engagement, new media and social entrepreneurship.

Amongst the top 3 projects in Category 1: Fight Hunger, Poverty & Disease was a project from FAST Islamabad:

“Remote Patient Monitoring System” by Tanwani Ajay Kumar (22), Pakistan

It is great to see that young people are working in the ICT4D domain and that their solutions are being recognized at an international level. It is important to encourage such initiatives. I am delighted to see that the National ICT R&D Fund is involved in supporting this project.

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