SUZA Case Challenge 2021

The State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) under Building Stronger University Project
(BSU) invites students to spend 48 hours to develop solutions to a specific case challenge
on COVID-19 14-17 January 2021.
Zanzibar as many other countries in the world has been hit and affected by the challenges
caused by the pandemic of COVID-19 . This widespread disease has caused many problems
to many people and sectors in Zanzibar. Immediate solutions are needed to overcome such
rampant phenomenon and have solution on standby on any other pandemic that might hit the
world in the future.
To tackle the impact of COVID-19 in Zanzibar, the State University of Zanzibar sees the
demand of innovative teamwork across disciplines available at SUZA. The case challenge
competition situation calls for new thinking on how to design and sustain resilient Zanzibar in
ways that secure the lives and wellbeing of people as well as all sectors affected by the
COVID-19. This again requires commitment and collaboration across disciplines and sectors
including strong ties between planners, decision makers, professionals and students and
active engagement of the full spectrum of citizens.
The SUZA Case Challenge 2021 is now Open for registration (click here).

Practical information

The SUZA Case Challenge 2021 is open to students from all SUZA campuses. A team must
have six students members. If you do not have a team, please visit the matchmaking groups
on WhatsApp (click here) or Facebook (click here). Students have great success in finding
the right team to join through these platforms.
What is a case challenge?
In a case challenge (also often called a case competition) participating teams strive to develop
the best solution to a real-world issue presented by a business or organization,most often
within a 24– or 48-hour time-span. Each team presents its solution both in writing (one
page) and as a short oral pitch to a jury (5-10 minutes). All teams receive pitch training to
prepare them for the final presentation.


Register your team

Fill out the registration form here to submit your team application.
Deadline for application is Sunday 27th December 2020 at 11:59PM (midnight).
SUZA Case Challenge – COVID-19, 14 -17 January 2021.
Students from all SUZA campuses and educational programme can apply.
You must sign up as a team!

A team must have six students. You need to add details about all the team members in the
form below, so please set your team before registering. The students include Bachelor
and Master students. Recent graduates cannot apply.
When selecting the teams, we will put emphasis on the interdisciplinarity of the team
and the motivational text (max. ½ page). The motivation must give a brief introduction to the
team members and reflect on what your team can bring to this year’s case challenge
on Covid-19.

Looking for teammates?

If you are looking for teammates, feel free to use the matchmaking groups on WhatsApp and
Matchmaking Group on WhatsApp (click here)
Matchmaking Group on Facebook (click here)
Just request to join the group, and we will approve it asap.
Registration deadline is Sunday 27 th December 2020 at 11:59PM (midnight).
All registered teams will be informed if they are invited to take part in the case challenge by
Sunday 27 December 2020. On this day, the selected teams will receive an email
with specific information on the case, practical information and the programme schedule for
the case challenge. We will select up to six teams and they are expected to be physically
present at selected SUZA venue on 14-17 January 2021.
Meals and beverages are served as part of the event.