Four University of Ghana students have emerged winners in the 2019 Hult Prize Regional held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The team from the nation’s premier university, known as AgriLab, beat 61 others in the final.
The team had Nana Akua Busia (Team Leader), Isaac Kojo Aboah, Henry Duah and Daniel Kwame Afriyie.
Team AgriLab, after being selected from a pool of over 200,000 applicants to participate in the Hult Prize Regional Finals in London, pulled a spectacular performance in Kuala Lumpur where they outclassed their compatriots to become the winning team.
Having represented as the only team from Africa, their win has given them a pass to the Hultz Prize Accelerator in London and a final pitch for a chance to win a million dollars prize in Washington DC, USA.
Team AgriLab, upon their arrival in Kuala Lumpur, was a delight to watch due to the uniformity in attire which depicted a true sense of oneness and Africanism.
The theme for this Year’s Hult Prize competition is “For Us, By Us – solving Youth Unemployment”. The competition is targeted at creating a business venture which can provide 10,000 young people with jobs over the next decade.
What is Hult Prize Competition?
The Hult Prize competition is the world’s largest student movement for social good, started by Ahmed Ashkar and Bertil Hult in 2009 in partnership with the Hult Prize business school and the United Nations.
It is an annual, year-long competition that welcomes college and university students from all over the World to compete for USD 1 million in seed capital to help the winning team launch a social enterprise.
Students are challenged to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education.
Story by: David Quaye | universnewsroom.com