| 19.11.2021

Proposals for the relief of natural disasters in Mozambique won first prize in the HUMLOG Challenge

HUMLOG Challenge 2021
A group of students, who have studied the local community's commitment to mitigating and curbing climate-related natural disasters in Mozambique, have won first prize in a science competition organized by the HUMLOG Institute at Hanken School of Economics.

During the month of October, more than 130 students from 16 different countries worked to identify problems in the supply chains in their local communities. Team Colorado State, from the CSU College of Business in the USA, won with the contribution Building Resilience in Mozambique: Resiliency Kits and Community Involvement.

- The team has had a clear focus on preparedness and resilience and developed a resilience pack for families to take with them when they have to leave their homes due to a disaster. These packs are unique in that they contain a bag of seeds that can be replanted in the future, says Gyöngyi Kovács, professor at Hanken and one of the competition judges.

In second place was Team Real Consulting from Queensland University of Technology in Australia with the grant One storm, two boats, which was about bridging the information gap that arises during severe storms in Brisbane. Third place was secured by Team Stellenbosch and Los Andes, a combined team from South Africa and Colombia with a contribution on a solution to the water shortage in the Xakabantu settlement in the Western Cape.

The winning team was awarded $ 5,000 for further training.

The HUMLOG Challenge competition is an international competition for students that is organized annually in collaboration between Hanken's HUMLOG Institute for Research in Humanitarian Logistics and the Global Business School Network.