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
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Explain your idea in details:
Objectives of the business include providing employment for unemployed and environmental clean up. The business seeks to provide affordable roofing solutions especially for low income earners who opt for projects under budget and also create pavers that are also affordable and customizable. The organic fertilisers would be a means of ensuring food security by boosting crop yields that are healthy and nutritious, as this will help production of more pest and disease resistant crops due to improved soil structure.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Expected impact basically is for jobs to be created. However targeted population is the low income earners as well as high income earners too. Due to the eco-friendly nature of the construction product that are health friendly too, the product hopes to be a choice for schools, residential houses and business complexes. Success would be measured by the number of clean streets and the number of staff engaged in production activitie
Plans for implementation and sustainability
Collaborators would include architects, builders and households. Activities would include waste collection from households, schools, business places, markets and offices, manufacturing, marketing, sales and installation (for roofing tiles and pavers) and after sales deliveries. Resources would include a work space, human resources, waste products, equipment and infrastructures. Products would be affordable, high quality and durable. A trustworthy relationship will be built with customers and satisfactory services offered. Channels to reach customers would be via billboards, social media, formal and informal forms of advertising. Hotels, offices, homes, estates, complexes, schools and farmers would make up the customer segment. Cost structure would include rents, salaries, purchases, general and administrative costs as well as manfacturing and maintenance cost. Financing sources would be majorly from sales of products and after sales services.
I am a female Nigerian, from Abia State. I hold a M.Sc degree in biochemistry from the University of Jos, Jos Plateau State Nigeria. I am 27 years, driven by the passion to make the environment around me a better place. I am an honest and focused person, goal oriented and hardworking with dedication to my work or whatever I do in addition to being creative.