Over 150 participants from Kano whom are all youth have joined thausands of others globally at the 2022 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) International Space Apps challenge.
Themed, ‘Make Space’, the challenge is a hackathon that is globally done within 48 hours; 1st and 2nd of October organised for software developers, coders, storytellers, web developers, programmers and everybody who has anything to offer as a solution to a problem.
Speaking, the Lead, NASA International Space Apps challenge, Kano, Abdulkadir Nuhu said, NASA provides the platform to bring out solutions to problems that are facing the world either in earth or in space.
“This is the first of its kind in Kano, we have over 150 participants. Globally, we have thausands of people that are participating in over 167 countries around the world currently doing what we are doing now.
“We are hoping to have solutions to the problems that are facing us especially climate change, which is affecting everywhere, flooding, hurricane, wildfire, erosion among other problems. They come up with a solutions of the problems that NASA highlighted for this year’s event.”
He added that the solutions will be accelerated to become real solutions and winners from here will be at the global judging.
“Any winner that emerge will be invited to the NASA space app or NASA facility in the US to go and witness a space launch and to meet with NASA technical team.”
In their separate remarks, the Director General, National Information Technology and Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa who was represented by the coordinator of the Nigeria digital innovation centre, a subsidiary of NITDA, Yakubu Musa and professor Yusuf Adamu of the department of Geography, Bayero University Kano task the participants to be steadfast in becoming champions in their areas of specialties while urging them to tap into available opportunities provided to them by the agency.