Best Ideas 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solution or proposition for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category, click HERE
Explain your idea in details:
Human elephant conflict is the interaction between elephants and people and the resultant is a negative impact on people or their resources or elephant or their habitat. It possesses a grave threat to their continued existence. The conflicts have become a serious issue of concern and are a threat to local community livelihoods, safety and wildlife conservation efforts. Conflict between elephants and humans are mostly associated with crop raiding as the main form of conflict. This leads to injuries and death to human caused by elephants and the elephants being killed by human for reasons other than ivory and habitat degradation. A more urgent immediate problem for elephants in Kenya and Africa at large is the increasing trend in elephant pouching apparently fueled by a rise in the price of ivory and proliferation of illegal uncontrolled markets.There is urgent need for redress of the human elephant conflict in Taita Taveta County in order to safeguard local community livelihoods and enhance wild life conservation in this respect, increased community awareness on the importance of wildlife (elephant) is necessary. These efforts will benefit from using appropriate technology such as the Ndovu Care gadget which will help in locating the elephants.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
we are set out to build an elephant tracking business that will be a standard for the elephant tracking in Kenya and east Africa.Basically, those who will benefit from our service offering are government, Kenya Wildlife Services, NGOs, private ranches, institutions near ranches and community ranches.In order to achieve this, we are aware that it takes a business with the right employees and structure to achieve all what we have set to achieve, which is why will be putting structures and processes in place that will help us deliver excellent services. The success of our elephant tracking company will be anchored on the team not on any individual.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Our gadget goes at a cost of Sixty Thousand Kenyan shillings where by the expenses of the production are Forty Thousand Kenyan shillings making an extra cash of Twenty Thousand Shillings for sustainability of the project through repair maintenance and subscriptions from our esteemed customers. The initiators of the project do repair and maintenance of the gadget from time to time at a cost and also do scanning of an area and detecting the suitable point to place the gadget. We do get our cash from incomes, donors and fundraising.
I'm seventeen years old,I have school in Taita-Taveta for the past twelve years.The passion that I have for wildlife especially the Elephants.I got my skills from the ICT club that I joined since I started my high school studies.I have an award on pitching and as the ICT secretary.