"I'm from Africa, but I had never worked in Africa before. Working in Senegal with such amazing people was really my way of giving back to the local community."
The projects are delivered through a partnership between the Wheeler Institute and a partner organisation (client). Students create positive impact through applying business insights to unique challenges in the development field. Importantly, this process also allows for a meaningful exchange between students and clients. This is a paid 8-week commitment, involving 6 part-time weeks in London and 2 full-time weeks on-location.
The platform has been designed to create long-lasting impact for a local organisation or community through a unique collaboration with LBS students, a leading faculty member, local partner academic institution(s) and students. This is a paid full-time 10-week commitment, involving 7 weeks on location and 3 weeks in London.
The focus of this project was to identify and explore commercial opportunities for Medical Stores Limited, a government agency with the express objective of supplying quality drugs, medical equipment and supplies in Zambia. In collaboration with Professor Jérémie Gallien and The University of Zambia’s Graduate Business School, students developed a business plan focused on the sale of warehousing and logistics services.
The focus of this project was to identify and test improvement opportunities related to the distribution of critical drugs and health products across Senegal. A project in collaboration with the Pharmacie Nationale d’Approvisionnement, Institut Africain de Management, Africa Resource Centre and Professor Jérémie Gallien, students undertook an operational research project to optimise all parameters of the ‘Yeksi-naa’ supply model.
The focus of this project was to analyse the National Pharmacy of Supply in Senegal to address reoccurring issues relating to stock shortages, oversupply and expiration of medicines. A project in collaboration with Pharmacie Nationale d’Approvisionnement, Institut Africain de Management, Africa Resource Centre and Professor Jérémie Gallien, students established recommendations to better manage merchandise flows and improve access to medication across Senegal.