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Afrique Merchants and Trade Services Limited (AMTS Ltd)

Published on May 31, 2014 um 09:07

Summary of your idea

The main objective would be to set up a two-pronged medium to large sized import/export enterprise based in Lagos, Nigeria that on the one hand acts as a trading platform directly involved in the importation of high demand goods mostly agricultural produce and other critical commodities from other African countries into the Nigerian market as well as exporting highly produced Nigerian goods to the most demanding African markets. On the other hand, the enterprise shall serve as a middle man agency for other smaller sized African merchants (both organisations and individuals) who either have a commodity to export and need help identifying the most lucrative markets and buyers in other parts of the continent, or are local traders, wholesalers and retailers seeking the most suitable markets and sellers in other parts of the continent to import certain commodities from. The enterprise shall also provide other necessary market intelligence data and analysis to clients such as prices, market dynamics and shipping information. In this regard, the enterprise shall serve as both a transnational logistics organisation and a trade consulting firm for other merchants in the African continent with a long term vision of fostering sustainable trade relationships between the various African countries as well as curtailing intercontinental trade in Africa which impacts the continent economy negatively.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

It is widely believed and supported by numerous research analysis that intercontinental trade negatively impacts the trade relationships between the various African countries in particular and the African economy in general. As each African country looks to the west and other world regions for importation of its required goods and commodities most of which can be sourced within the continent, this leads to a lack of efficient working relationships between the respective African countries, a loss of revenue from the continent as money is sent to merchants in other continents to pay for these goods usually at a substantially higher rate than if bought from neighbouring African countries as well as infrastructural decay on the continent especially in its transportation, storage and logistics systems as if goods are not frequently moved between African countries, these sectors would be the hardest hit by the consequences. The long term vision of AMTS Ltd is to improve Africa by promotion sustainable regional trade between the various African countries. The enterprise would gauge its success based on volume of trade as well as number of registered clients throughout the continent in its first year of operations.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

The business would rely on a steady expansion business model starting with small scale importation and exportation between Nigeria and a selected few African countries. The start-up shall be financed by a combination funds raised from a few microfinance institutions, angel investors as well as the owners own cash and personal contributions, donations, grants and loans from family. As turnover is generated, the company shall invest heavily in its human resources and business development in order to increase its presence in more African countries, increase its volume and range of commodities handled as well as launch its consultancy services by the end of its maiden year of operations. To further support this growth and expansion, additional funds shall be sought from venture capitalist/private equity firms and other high-end financial institutions operating within Africa. These institutions would be able to seek repayment either through a long-term payment plan with an agreed reasonable interest rate or through an agreed percentage of equity stake in the company. An elaborate and comprehensive business plan shall be designed for this purpose detailing all the components of the business, its strategy for growth and expansion, how this growth would be rolled out and financed as well as means of returns for investors.

Your profile

I am a 27 year old entrepreneur very passionate about international trade and development. I seek to make a significant contribution in this field to my country and continent and this desires is what has led me to conceptualise this project which I believe would go a long way fostering trade relationships between African countries. I have just completed my post graduate studies and internships and now fully dedicated to this project

Stage of Idea

planning stage

Your idea has a positive impact on

food security, sustainable trade

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July 13, 2014 01:43

Thanks Peter!

July 7, 2014 16:01

exotic!

June 7, 2014 01:48

Thank you very much.. we are working hard to make it a reality soon.

Best Regards

June 7, 2014 01:28

Thats an amazing project Femi. You can make.
Best Wishes.

June 5, 2014 02:57

JUVENTUD NO VIOLENCIA Y LIDERAZGO

Abstracto
Aunque cada vez más se pide a las escuelas para hacer frente a los problemas de violencia, ciertos factores culturales, organizativos y de gestión pueden obstaculizar la prevención de violencia reforzando una cultura en la que las actitudes violentas impiden el desarrollo de un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro.

Nuestros estudios nos revelan cinco zonas del área metropolitana y cuatro zonas fronterizas de México con problemas en las adicciones al alcohol y drogas, robo a casa-habitación, violencia intrafamiliar, Particularmente entre los jóvenes de 12 a 17 años. Este factor es el punto central del proyecto. Esta situación presenta varias amenazas de alto grado sin acción humanitaria. Se adelanta en resultados que 35.6% de los jóvenes de entre 18 y 39 años dicen que la falta de oportunidades laborales es el principal problema al que deben hacer frente, seguido de las adicciones con 11.1% Además de que 10% dicen tener problemas de dinero, les faltan recursos para enfrentar la vida diaria. (Los jóvenes dicen que es la necesidad la que obliga a buscar un patrón o grupos delincuentes) Además como resultado representan varios problemas de inestabilidad.

El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar la eficacia de una estrategia de intervención diseñado para apoyar a las escuelas a la ecología social en toda su complejidad presenta un obstáculo; la capacidad de las agencias sin fines de lucro y público-privadas para sostener estos esfuerzos integrales en la promoción de la no violencia.

El proyecto será implementado en doce (12) meses a nivel nacional e internacional. El diseño de la investigación se utilizó un diseño test / retest que implica medidas de referencia y los datos de los estudios de casos cualitativos, incluyendo entrevistas semi -estructuradas, diarios, observaciones y pruebas documentales.
PALABRAS CLAVE:
1) Aumentar la participación académica en el futuro para los jóvenes:
2) Reducción de la deserción escolar
3) Esfuerzos complementarios para el sector de mayor riesgo en la
Juventud
4) Promover la creación de empleo
5) Conferencia y talleres, Difusión de la cultura física y Capacitaciones Educacional
Doce escuelas y ONG fueron seleccionadas para participar en base a con el trabajo en contra de la intimidación. Tres ONG del estudio experimentaron una disminución significativa de la intimidación abierta y comportamientos agresivos. Estos resultados se discuten a la luz de los hallazgos cualitativos que destacan tres modelos de organización que ilustran el proceso de preparación de la escuela para poner en práctica una intervención. Los modelos describen los factores culturales, organizativos y de gestión que pueden inhibir o facilitar la promoción de la no violencia. En un extremo del espectro se encuentra la escuela que reconoce las consecuencias negativas de no hacer frente a los problemas de la intimidación y el comportamiento violento y que está comprometido con el proceso de cambio; en el otro es la escuela que no está todavía sensible a la intimidación y la conducta violenta experimentada por sus niños y jóvenes, y que tenga dificultades para articular una salida clara.

Gracias y Saludos,
Prof: Patrick Estime
Presidente Fundador /Representativa Latinoamérica y del Caribe
Haitelmex Foundation A.C.& Inc
www.foundationhaitelmexstpatrick.org
Email: [email protected]
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June 4, 2014 23:51

Thank you very much.

Best of luck to you too

June 4, 2014 13:37

Great idea Femi! If it's to be implemented, a great impact on the Nigerian economy will result in place.
wish you best of luck.