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.
Network of Agric and Sustainable Leaders for Africa (NASLA)
Explain your idea in details:
NASLA seeks to empower and support young people into sustainable Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Development as a way to improve their standard of living while working to build sustainable Communities for a brighter future. Our four objectives include: 1) To empower youths to bringout their full potentials in Entrepreneurship development 2) To train and support young people into sustainable Agriculture and agribusiness development 3) To build youth capacity to adapt to climate change while implementing actions to mitigate the risk. 4) To build deeper connections linking our ideas, Projects and Programs with initiatives and organizations accross the world. Our main activities ranges from workshops, youth summits in Agriculture, hands on training and support to young farmers and community base farm projects.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The project will create more opportunities for young people over 1000 remote communities in Cameroon, over 10,000 fruit trees will be planted to safeguard the environment while help to provide longlasting income for rural indegents. It will help to curb the high rate of food insecurity in remote areas. It will also help to reduce the over populated nature of urban communities while helping to fight the high rate of migration of Youths to foreign countries. Over 1000 communities will be transform to resilient communities.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The project is running within the 2030 UN Vision on SDGs. A 10 year master plan for the project will see the achievement of the overall goal to create a Youth Agric and Permaculture Training Center. Funding for this project will be raised through a diversified system from different sources which include; Personal funds, Community support in land donations, individual donations, sponsorships and high impact projects will be financed through large Grant proposals from international organizations and foreign government agencies.
I am a 25. I was born and grew up in a small remote community located some 300 kms away from the Bamenda, North west region of Cameroon. Because food and money has been a measure problem in my family while growing up likes other homes in the community, Young people born within this area have no option than to succeed through the hard way which is the only way. Grewing up with my parents I had no opportunity to play with baby toys, rather all i could play with was the soil and the animals and birds I could see at all times as all our holidays were spent in the farm. My only after school activity was farming. This edge me to build a deeper passion for Agriculture. Today, after my graduation with a Barchelor degree in Business administration, I am seeing a great potential in Agriculture to the business view. After attending a number of local an international training programs for youths in Entrepreneurship, Agriculture amd Permaculture, I am founder and Director of my Organization NASLA. I have an attestation of completion of a one month Design Education for Sustainability training sponsored by Gaia Education and coordinated under the Global Ecovillage Network. I have also been part of a European Union (EU) and Erasmus Plus sponsore project which has given me the opportunity to have an international experience through Youth exchange meetings and Innovation labs.