TUM Global Outreach Green Belt

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2020/2021 Technical University of Munich’s Global Outreach Green Belt Award Finalists. This year’s application pool was very diverse, with projects from Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe, covering such diverse topics as community waste disposal, health care, vehicle emissions, public transport, energy management systems, and education. The TUM GO-GB Selection Committee has chosen four exemplary finalists, whose projects meet the mission of the TUM GO-GB Award.

CONGRATULATING THE 2020/2021 GO-GB WINNER

Congratulation to the 2020/2021 Technical University of Munich’s Global Outreach Green Belt Award Winner, Mr. David Olamide Awe for his project: Reduction of solid wastes from residential homes blocking drains and canals in Lagos (Nigeria).

This year’s application pool was very diverse, with projects from Africa, the Middle East, the Americas, and Europe, covering such diverse topics as community waste disposal, health care, vehicle emissions, public transport, energy management systems, and education. The TUM GO-GB Selection Committee chose four exemplary finalists, whose projects meet the mission of the TUM GO-GB Award.

  • David Olamide Awe (Nigeria) in the area of waste management, with the goal to reduce the environmental impact of residential solid wastes in Nigeria
  • Jemma Hale (Netherlands) in the area of education, with the goal to improve coaching of corona coachees, supporting affected people in their career
  • Gabriella Nxumalo (South Africa), in the area of education, to improve training programs ran by mining companies for local host communities in South Africa
  • Ayushi Sharma (India), in the area of public health and waste management, to improve the disposal system for harmful and unhygienic waste for a hospital in India

We congratulate all Finalists and Mr. Awe for his achievement. His project will be coached online by Master Black Belt, Dr. Reiner Hutwelker, and will be published in stages on the TUM Lean Six Sigma facebook page.

 

The winning project will address:

Environmental degradation caused by solid waste in Lagos (Nigeria) is increasingly alarming. An observed fact is the presence of solid waste particles in gutters and canals which are connected to residential apartments in particular. Thus, disruptions caused by fallow solid waste is felt in terms of waterlogged road networks, congestion, existence of pests and rodents in the environment. Such occurrence has diverse social, economic and demographic implications to the community. For a breakthrough the project will be focussed on: Oyadiran Estate along Commercial Avenue, Lagos

Congratulations David  Olamide Awe!

What is the TUM Global Outreach Green Belt?

Would you like to be awarded our Green Belt free of charge? Here is your chance! With the TUM Global Outreach Green Belt program. All you need is a TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, a topic for a Six Sigma project and an idea that has a measurable positive impact on the community or on the environment! 

The Technical University of Munich and the TUM Executive & Professional Education are offering a new, global challenge to earn a TUM-Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt free of charge. The goal of the TUM Global Outreach Green Belt Challenge is to allow motivated learners to become qualified Lean Six Sigma practitioners and to benefit the community and/or innovations for the future. The TUM GO Green Belt will be chosen once per year. Our first winner is Tony V Raju, who implemented a Six Sigma project in an Indian rural hospital. You could do something like this for a hospital in your area. But you could also prepare another topic which supports:

  • community work
  • environmental efforts
  • other non profit topics, which are focused on solidarity, sustainability

… and there will be consideration of the financial situation of the applicant.

The Green Belt project work will give the learner experience in leading and driving Six Sigma projects for furthering his or her own career and providing the foundations for a Black Belt qualification.

Successful candidates will complete projects under the supervision of a master black belt to apply and demonstrate their mastery of the Lean Six Sigma concepts learned in the TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification program, which is offered in partnership with the MOOC Provider, edX.

Successful candidates will earn the TUM WWGB free-of-charge and implement a Lean Six Sigma project. As it progresses, the project will be shared with the TUM/edX community in order to demonstrate the application and benefits of the theory in a real project.

The TUM Global Outreach Green Belt is an online course, supported by individual coaching. The candidate will follow a check-list of steps using the digital tool sigmaGuide® to complete the Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control stages of the process-improvement cycle. The organization involved must approve the project and sign-off on each stage.

For more information about this project you can scroll the page down.

Why Lean Six Sigma?

Six Sigma and Lean are two complementary concepts that are often taught and applied together.

Benefits of Lean and Six Sigma;

reduce waste in processes

identify causes of errors and time delays

increase quality & availability of products & services

The main objectives are process improvement and the minimization of waste – without sacrificing productivity and increasing the quality of the output at the same time. This can be in commercial enterprises or non-profit organizations.

Requirements/Pre-requisites:

In order to be considered for the Global Outreach Green Belt, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • You must have already acquired the TUM Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt via TUM/edX (financial aid available through edX).
  • The topic must be suitable for a Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt project.
  • You must commit to publishing all collected data and the project documentation
  • A project-topic related organization must confirm to support the project, e.g. let you collect data and implement measures.

The winning candidate will be assigned a Six Sigma Master Black Belt supervisor. This volunteer (from the global Black Belt Community) will sign a Letter of Understanding and must ensure that the existing TUM Lean Six-Sigma Yellow Belt requirements (project-story-book, sigmaGuide, presentations, sign-offs) are being followed. (Note: Projects may be Lean Six Sigma or just Six Sigma).

Upon completion of the course a project summary along with the identified problems, proposed improvements and subsequent control measures will be published via multiple media outlets.

Dates

  • Application: Please note that the application deadline was September 30, 2020.
  • The application period for the 2020-2021 application period is now closed.
    Please visit this site later this year, for the 2021—2022 TUM Go GB application.
  • All eligible candidates will be notified by October 15th, 2020
  • All selected candidates have to present themselves, their project topic and the Project definition for further evaluation until September 15th, 2020
  • Selection of final candidate/award winner by November 30th, 2020
  • Official project start: December 1st, 2020
  • Project must be completed the latest by December 31st, 2021

Application for the TUM Global Outreach Green Belt

Thank you for your interest in the 2020/2021 Technical University of Munich’s Global Outreach Green Belt Award.
The application period for the 2020-2021 application period is now closed.
Please visit this site later this year, for the 2021—2022 TUM Go GB application.
We hope that you will consider applying for this remarkable award.

GO-GB 2019/2020 Awarded to Tony Raju

The 2019 TUM Global Oureach Green Belt awardee is Tony Raju from India. After successful completion of the Yellow-Belt course via edX/TUM, Tony looked for a real project which would help to improve life in his local community. He applied for the TUM Global Outreach Green Belt and was the first candidate to be awarded in June 2019.

Tony’s project is at the CHC Sachivathomapuram is a rural hospital in the state of Kerala in India. CHC is one of the oldest hospitals in Kottayam district and it is a government-funded hospital so almost all medical service are free. Almost 85-90% of the patient who visit this hospital are below poverty line. There are 4 doctors (no specialization), 6 nurses and 4 non-medical staff available to treat approximately 2000 patients per week.

Although CHC Sachivathomapuram is one of the best in rural healthcare in India compared to others, Tony found multiple opportunities for improvement. For example, the average wait time is extremely long for patients waiting for a consultation. There is a very large volume of patients compared to the number of staff members, which can lead to poor medical service and very high workload for the lab. In addition, some key medicines are frequently unavailable.

Within the first phase of the project (DEFINE), Tony identified 3 areas which need to be researched/investigated:

  • Identify the bottle neck for patients on their way from the ticket counter to the pharmacy
  • Lab processes take too long. The efficiency of the devices used in the lab need to be analyzed
  • Critical medicine needs to be identified and corresponding stock levels need to be defined

Within the second phase (MEASURE) Tony mapped the relevant processes in his hospital, identified the presumed triggers of the problems and collected data on trigger and problems.

Interested in seeing the whole Story book? Please click on the link below.

Complete Story Book

TUM GO-GB AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION IN THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL E-LEARNING AWARDS

The TUM Global Outreach Green Belt was selected for the “Honorable Mention” in the category “Blended Learning” of the 2020 International E-Learning Awards, awarded by the International E-Learning Association.

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