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    The Transport and Logistics Innovation Challenge Season Two – 2018

    Jerry Rawlings Mbabali

      Winners of the Transport and Logistics Innovation Challenge 2018.

       

      Résumé

      La Makerere University Transport & Logistics Association a accueilli la deuxième édition du Transport & Logistics Innovation Challenge 2018. L'Université de Makerere est surtout connue pour ses nombreuses innovations dans le domaine des transports, d'où les défis continus de l'innovation pour les étudiants afin de présenter leurs idées pour un système de transport durable en Ouganda et en Afrique de l'Est.

      C'est en raison de ces défis de l'invention que l'Université Makerere est la cinquième meilleure université en Afrique selon Times Higher Education - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-universities-africa

      Le Challenge Innovation Transport & Logistique relève de la Makerere University Transport & Logistics Association.

       

       

      Makerere University Transport & Logistics Association hosted the second edition of the Transport & Logistics Innovation Challenge 2018.

      Makerere University is best known for her numerous innovations in transport hence the continuous Innovation challenges for Students to showcase their ideas towards a sustainable transport system in Uganda and East Africa.

      It is because of these Innovation Challenges that make Makerere University the fifth best University in Africa according to Times Higher Education - https://www.timeshighereducation.com/student/best-universities/best-universities-africa

      The Transport & Logistics Innovation Challenge is under the Makerere University Transport & Logistics Association.

      This year’s competition was proudly sponsored by African Mobilities Observatory- AMO with the support from Makerere University Business School and Makerere University Transport and Logistics Association.

      African Mobilities Observatory - Director (East Africa) congratulating the winning team and handing over AMO branded prizes.

       

      11 teams registered for this year's TLIC18.

      To participate, one had to be a student of Makerere University, registered as an Individual or a team of 2 to 4, registration was free to contestants and anyone with a creative mind, ideas and concepts were all welcomed to contest.

       

       

      Invited Chief guest, Professor Franco and colleagues

       

      Winners

      • In the first position was Tiky team - Tinotenda Kunzwa and Winnie Kisakye.

      The Tiky team invented an innovation called Afri-returns.

      As a solution to the problem of empty truck returns, Team TiKy came up with an application designed to integrate both transporters facing empty truck returns and clients in need of transportation of packages or goods at lower costs from the transporter’s delivery point.

      • In the second position was The Timmers team

      The Timmers invented a solution for reducing delays in the public procurement processes and time.

       

      Awards

      The winners of the TLIC received 1,000,000 shillings (265 US Dollars)

      Plus a free tour trip to Mombasa Port in Kenya.

       

      In the Second position, the team received 500,000 shillings (132.5 US Dollars)

       

      The basis of the competition

      The Transport & Logistics Innovation Challenge is meant to enhance the student’s abilities to come up with better sustainable ideas that can help solve the Transport and Logistics problems faced in society today.

      The students were challenged to come up with better sustainable solutions on the following areas of challenge to the Transport situation in Uganda;

      1.    To improve the last mile delivery in Uganda

      2.    To save money and time in the Transport & Logistics Industry

      3.    To reduce the two-wheeler public Motorcycle accidents – Bodaboda.

      4.    Systems to promote Non-motorized transport in Uganda.

      5.    To reduce delays in the public procurement processes and time.

       

      The Transport & Logistics Innovation Challenge took place on 27th April at MUBs – ADB building Nakawa in Kampala, Uganda.

       

      Special thanks go to the following for making this event successful:

      1.    Laurence Ullmann - MICHELIN

      2.    Makerere University – (MUBS)

      3.    Makerere University Transport and Logistics Association

      4.    African Mobilities Observatory - AMO team in East Africa- (Jerry Rawlings Mbabali & Joseph Semuju)

       

      Source: African Mobilities Observatory - AMO East Africa.

       

      Other media companies that covered this event include;

      Campusbee - https://campusbee.ug/news/mubs-students-rewarded-in-transport-and-logistics-innovation-challenge

       

      laurence Ullmann  marie-pascale baye  David Aurelie KOUASSI  @ Kouamé Sylvestre KOUASSI Joseph Semuju