University of Ghana's Team Beat 61 Teams to Win Hult Prize Regional Final

Team AgriLab:  Nana Akua Afriyie Busia (Team Leader), second from left.  Others are Isaac Kojo Aboah, Henry Duah and Daniel Kwame Afriyie.

Team AgriLab, a team of undergraduate students from the University of Ghana have been crowned winners of the 2019 Hult Prize Regional competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The team, after having been selected from a poll of over 200,000 applicants to participate in Hult Prize Regional Finals in London, made a detour to Kuala Lumpur where they came out as the sole winners. 

The winning team from the University of Ghana was represented by Nana Akua Afriyie Busia (Team Leader), Isaac Kojo Aboah, Henry Duah and Daniel Kwame Afriyie. They happen to have been the only team from Africa and they beat 61 teams to come out tops and this has given them a pass to the Hult Prize Accelerator in London and a final pitch for a million dollars in New York. 

The theme for this year’s edition is “For Us, By Us” – Solving Youth Unemployment and it is targeted at creating a business venture which can provide 10,000 young people with jobs over the next decade.

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 USD1 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.

According to Team AgriLab, they were the delight of many upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, because of their uniformity in attire, which depicted a sense of Africanism and unity.

Kudos to Team AgriLab for making the University of Ghana so proud.