HINT IT project Rural Electrification And Communication Technology (REACT) has been selected as one of 145 finalists in the prestigious Stockholm challenge Award 2008 out of a total of over 2000 applicants from all over the world.
Here is the information letter as received this week:
Dear Tinshu Genesis Gemuh,
We are very pleased to inform you that the jury has selected your entry of Rural Electrification And Community Technology (REACT), in the Stockholm Challenge Award 2008 to be a finalist with a chance to win the Stockholm Challenge Trophy.
The winner in the Education category will be announced at the Gala Dinner and Award ceremony in the Stockholm City Blue Hall on May 22. The winner will receive the Stockholm Challenge trophy and certificate of achievement and a cheque for 5.000 Euros at that event.
The Gala Evening will close Challenge Week, which will be held at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm between May 19 – 22. As a finalist you are invited to join in all of these events free of charge. We are unable to subsidise the cost of your travel or accommodation but the following parts of the programme are free to all finalists:
Welcome reception on May 19th, at 5 p.m. Six parallel Workshops on May 20th The Open Conference on May 21st Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony in the Blue Hall on May 22nd.
Finalists will also receive: Exhibition spaces Study visits to a choice of organisations in Stockholm Morning and afternoon tea and coffee on May 20th and 21st. Finalists dinner on May 20th
We will shortly send to you a request to login to your Stockholm Challenge account to update your personal details for participation in Challenge Week, fill out a registration page and confirm the names of those taking part in the events. You are welcome to bring as many of your colleagues as you like to the workshops and conference but participation in the Gala Evening in the City Hall is limited to TWO representatives for each entry.
You will then also be able to join the finalists on-line forum where you will learn more about the programme for Challenge Week, find out about travel requirements for getting to Sweden and be able to help decide the topics of the discussions that you and your peers will have in Stockholm.
Once again, congratulations on your success in becoming a finalist in the Stockholm Challenge Award 2008, we look forward to greeting you in May, during Challenge Week!
Earl Mardle Chairman of the Jury
The Stockholm Challenge is an ICT for development programme at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). It culminates in the Challenge Week Event, May 19-22, 2008.