2021 Better Working World Global Challenge Awards

Franklin Koomson Adjei
Franklin Koomson Adjei

The Ernst & Young 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge gives students and early career data scientists worldwide a chance to use their data science skills to make a real-world impact and improve bushfire management.

Wildfires are a global problem increasing in frequency and severity. This year’s challenge can help to save lives, property and wildlife by allowing fire authorities to warn the right people at the right time and use their finite resources more effectively.

Over 8,700 students and young professionals from across the globe took part in the 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge to develop an automated fire-edge detection and prediction model, helping firefighters to make timely and more informed decisions.
And now we have our 12 global finalists! Amongst them are Two Ghanaians!!!


Franklin Koomson Adjei

Franklin Adjei is an engineering and science enthusiast who loves puzzles. He is a Petroleum engineering graduate from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He wishes to build AI technologies to help curb world problems, starting with bushfire outbreaks all over the continent. Franklin is a football fanatic and loves classical and afrobeat music. Currently, Franklin works as a data scientist.

Cyndy Amesawu

Cyndy Amesawu holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. She is currently a Data Scientist and is enthusiastic about exploring the applications of AI in other industries. She is passionate about humanitarian activities and loves to relax to music in her free time.

Link to watch: glsr.live/EYdatachallenge

Read the stories of all the finalists

The finalists for Challenge 1: Fire mapping, are …

Team 10:30pm, Mainland China

Team Aftermath, Mainland China

Team Cyndlynn, Ghana

Dominik Benk, Czech Republic

Team Firefighters scientist, France

Hubert Charewicz, Poland

The finalists for Challenge 2: Fire behavior, are …

Team A Dot, Singapore

Team FNN, Hungary/United States

Franklin Koomson Adjei, Ghana

Skyler Lim, Singapore

Taufiq Husada Daryanto, Indonesia

Tjia Johan Setiawan, Indonesia

For more information, please contact the 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge team at [email protected].

Kind regards,

The 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge team

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