The two students participated in a workshop titled “Business Scenarios for Cargocopters in Africa,” and were also contestants in a “Supply Chain Simulation Game” together with their counterparts from Kenya, Cameroon and their German hosts. The two Namibians also visited a number of industries in the Flensburg region that included Intershalt (software), Krones (manufacturing), TNT (warehousing) and Flensburg Brewery (processes), and also undertook excursions to the Port of Hamburg and a trip to neigbouring Denmark.
Sakaria said she was impressed with Germany’s work ethic which is characterised by passion for quality, reliability and integrity that have made the country a technological and economic powerhouse.
Nghihalwa added: “Germany is a magnificent and diverse country, yet so organised and time-conscious, which enhances predictability and management of both human and organisational growth.”
Their lecturer, Josphat Mukabi, who is also the Deputy Head of the Informatics Department, accompanied the students on the trip, and said: “The international and cross-cultural interactions enabled the students to embrace innovative and divergent thinking, which is needed in tackling both local and global challenges.”
The visit was sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and covered all costs, including travel and accommodation.