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ABOUT the ITU Young Minds in Telecoms Programme

The Corporate Strategy Division  launched its first Young Minds in Telecoms competition in 2005. The competition is open to graduate students and recent graduates in economics, political science, law, literature, telecommunications, computer science, information systems and related fields. 

The winners of the 2005 and 2006 contest were offered the opportunity of a short-term research contract within the ITU Strategy and Policy Unit for three months during the summers of 2005 and 2006 respectively and given a contribution towards the cost of an economy class flight from their current place of residence. In addition, they were also paid CHF 10'000 towards living expenses while undertaking the internship at ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

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2005-2007 Winners
 
Young Minds 2007 Winner:
 
bullet Stelios Papadakis (Mozambique)
Technological Convergence: Opportunities and Challenges

Young Minds 2006 Winners:
 

bullet Chin Yung Lu (Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China)
Key opportunities and threats raised by the growing use of the services over IP such as VoIP and IP-TV
bullet Lucy Yu (United Kingdom)
How can the interests of the end-users in the information society be balanced with the interests of business in the UK?

Young Minds 2005 Winners:

bullet Raushan Sagalbayeva (Kazakhstan)
Challenges and opportunities associated with making internet mobile
bullet Svetlana Skvortsova (Russian Federation)   
Challenges and opportunities associated with making internet mobile in Russia
 


Application Process

Top Essays

ITU Young Minds 2006

ITU Young Minds 2005


 

International Telecommunication Union
Young Minds Programme
Corporate Strategy Division
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CH-1211 Geneva
Switzerland
Tel.: +41 22 730 5203
Fax: +41 22 730 6453
E-mail:
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Top Essays: 2007 Young Minds Competition

 

2007 Competition Winner: Stelios Papadakis (Mozambique)
Read his essay on Technological convergence: Opportunities and Challenges 

 

The 2007 Runner-up essays:
 
bullet Sonia Arenaza
 
bullet Andrew Bennett
 
bullet Sandra Bereczky
 
bullet CÚsar Escobedo
 
bullet Jinyong Ha

 
bullet Togzhan Ibrayeva
 
bullet Ohchan Kwon
 
bullet Lin Li
 
bullet Kira Sokolova
 
bullet

Julia Zoo

 

The essays displayed above are arranged in alphabetical order.

 
Top Essays: 2005 & 2006 Young Minds Competition
ITU Young Minds 2006 Runner-ups (does not include the 2 winning essays, which are available at the top of this page):
 
bullet Travis Cousineau, (United States of America)
Bridging the digital divide
Bringing connectivity to the underserved
bullet Milos Dzajic, (Bosnia)
What are the key opportunities and threats raised by the growing use of services over IP, such as voice (VoIP) and television (i.e. IPTV)?
bullet Martin Knudsen, (Denmark)
The world of internet governance
bullet Rashid Mamun, (Bangladesh)
Bridging the digital divide – paradigmatic evolution of Bangladesh as the microcosm of emerging economies
bullet Zhengjia Meng, (People's Republic of China)
What are the key opportunities and threats raised by the growing use of services over IP, such as voice (VoIP) and television (i.e. IPTV)?
bullet Matthew O'Rourke, (Australia)
Regulatory challenges raised by an increasingly wireless world
bullet Adrian Pais, (New Zealand)
Bridging the digital divide by bringing connectivity to underserved areas of the world
bullet Victor Platon, (Moldova)
What does the term "internet governance" mean to you? What needs to change as a result of the World Summit on the Information Society outcomes?

ITU Young Minds 2005 Runner-ups (does not include the 2 winning essays, which are available at the top of this page):

bullet Emmanuel Beckson, (Ghana)
The challenges and opportunities of building and deploying e-governance systems
bullet Samuel King, (South Africa)
Closing the divide: digital empowerment for rural youth in African, Caribbean, and Pacific nations
bullet

Masatake Yamamichi, (Japan)
A success story illustrating the use of information and communication technologies for development

(The essays displayed above are arranged in alphabetical order.)



 

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