Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Cooking Made Easy Ng
Explain your idea in details:
Nigeria remains a country with high levels of poverty. Based on 2018 survey of the National Statistics Bureau, 50%(100 million) Nigerians are living in extreme poverty which means they can only afford to live on less than $2(NGN 720) per day. This is a major issue and the reason behind the poor nutritional standard in Nigeria. This has eventually led to poor health and well being of the people. Though we have not yet gotten the perfect way and solution to eradicate poverty, we cannot keep quiet and let Nigerians keep having poor health and well being due to poor nutritional options. This was what inspired my idea, called Cooking Made Easy Ng; a training platform to teach Nigerians several food options to consider to cook even in extreme poverty in order to have good health and well being. It also entails an e-commerce store that sells affordable food ingredients in portions. This will help Nigerians buy small food portion they can consume at very affordable rates yet getting the nutritional quality of eating good food. With this idea, I intent to pursue the fulfillment of goal 3 in the Sustainable Development Goals which is Good health and well being.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The following impacts are expected after this idea is implemented; 1. Improved food/nutritional standard with more option for the Nigerian populace living under $2 per day (Target of 1 Million people per year) 2. Easy access to food recipes in affordable portions to the Nigerian populace living under $2 per day 3. Improve health and well being of the Nigerian populace living under $2 per day 4. Inclusive growth in the Nigerian economy 5. Reduction in food wastage thereby bringing effectiveness and efficiency into the food distribution system
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The following are the Plans for implementation; 1. Create Social media Pages (Facebook, Instagram and YouTube in order to build a community for my idea). This platform will be used for training on affordable food options that can be considered even in this present times 2. Develop an eCommerce store for the sales of affordable food portions to the growing community 3. Build a physical facility in first in Nigeria, then in Ghana and subsequently in order African countries. 4. Set up several industrial kitchens for the cooking and delivery of food in affordable portions nationwide
I have a background in Economics and I have a strong passion for solving problems and adding values to people and organizations. I have great cooking skills and I believe that the Sustainable Development Goals can really help the developing countries grow. I have won several outstanding Awards for my influential performance and contribution to humanity within my community.