innovation The prize for the second edition of the Head of State’s Grand Prize for Digital Innovation goes to the 24-year-old student, Mamadou Lamine Faye on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at the International Conference Center located in Diamniadio. The special prizes were won by ladies Awa Ndiaye and Isseu Diop.
The winner Mamadou Lamine Faye who worked in e-agriculture received a check for 20 million FCFA from the hands of the President of the Republic Macky Sall. The winners of the special prizes each received 10 million FCFA: Awa Ndiaye won the “Young digital” prize and Isseu Diop won the “Digital woman” prize.
The jury, chaired by Prof. Mary Teuw Niane, salutes the ingenuity of the laureates and invites young people to “redouble their efforts to conquer new horizons of progress and innovation.”
Likewise, the Senegalese President praised the spirit of creativity and innovation of these young Senegalese. Moreover, he decided to increase the envelope to 30 million in 2021 and to open the competition to young people aged 15 to 17 years.
The 2020 winner of the Grand Prix for Digital Innovation, Mamadou Lamine Faye, takes this award as additional motivation and says he is ready to work with the Ministry of Agriculture. “It is really a further motivation and an honor for us. Agriculture represents 60% of the African workforce (…) We are ready to support the Ministry of Agriculture and we have said it. to the President of the Republic, “he said.