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.
Big Data wildlife tracking system
Explain your idea in details:
The objective of this project is to build a cheaper wildlife tracking systems. Link these systems together to an online network. Build a Machine Learning system that will use the real-time data to detect poaching, longtime effects of humans on animal migration and overall animal behavior. The project software will be privately owned but will heavy involve stakeholders like the community, animal reserves, the government etc. These will get cheaper access to the system in return for access to more restricted areas etc. The project will also seek to develop cheaper and more affordable GPS tracking devices based on Arduino microcontrollers and utilising the Iridium Satellite network.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The target of this project is to track and link all the wildlife in our national game parks to a single network. Use machine learning to detect poaching and overall animal behavior through using the real-time data from network.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
The project will generate revenue from licensing to system to game reserves and game parks. The project will also generate revenue from selling the data to research institutions and animal organisations. This systems will ensure for more sustainable tourism as we can easily model tourism in a way that least affects long-term animal behavior. This system will aid an animal conservation as resources, like game park rangers, can be deployed to were the system detects possible poaching behavior thus helping conserve resources and making the wildlife management more efficient, working towards a more sustainable tourism industry (SDG 18).
My name is Anthony Jekanyika and i am a 23 year old young man from Marondera, Zimbabwe. I am interested in entrepreneurship and engineering. I have received a number of local and international awards in these fields, more notable was becoming a Finalist at the 2017 Entrepreneurship Enactus World Cup in London and winning the local Telecel Digital Marketing Award. I hope to get positive exposure for myself and for my project.