The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an activity within the framework of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

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.


Stage of Idea idea offered for implementation by others
This bar shows in a scale of 0-10 the Factor of an idea and his owner PROPORTIONAL TO ALL OTHER IDEAS AND OWNERS - 10 is the best, 0 is the worst value. The blue bar changes constantly due to the votes, comments, ratings and activities on this and other ideas.
1 10
Vote now! 13

Explain your idea in details:

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) 2015 study, more than 2.4 billion people worldwide have no access to improved sanitation facilities, and around 1 billion people practice open defecation. This produced more than 200 million tons of untreated human waste, which flowed to the environment in 2015 alone, polluting water sources, and adversely affecting the health and wellbeing of people while damaging the surrounding eco-system. AKYAS is a disposable single-use biodegradable bag that can be used in multiple settings regardless of sanitation infrastructure, disinfects pathogens within the feces to prevent disease transmission, and offers single-use hygiene products to ensure hand hygiene. In addition, the product utilizes the energy within fecal products by transforming the feces into fertilizer that is safe for use. In turn, this might improve the viability of small-scale agriculture among families that can contribute to food security. Akyas aim to revolutionize the concept of Toilet in the modern world, whether it is for an emergency context or for an urban space in normal settings. Moderns cities have been building complex wastewater network and treatment plants to process human waste because of a misconception and fear of the (stool and urine) which happens to be natural organic compounds, this waste which can be converted into a safe soil nutrient (Pathogen-free)

Read More

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Decreased Pressure on Resources (Water & Energy) Akyas will reduce the consumption of water for toilet flushing. While average water-saving flush toilets need 5-6L water for each flush, AKYAS uses 0L water, saving about 5000L per person annually,not to mention the required energy needed for potable water pumping and wastewater treatment. Preventing Outbreaks. AKYAS store, treat and transform human waste into safe fertilizer, During all of these process, the human waste is enclosed in a bag, this prevents cross-contamination with the surrounding environment. The powder mix can have a big impact in fighting outbreaks of disease that are transmitted from feces. Personal Hygiene AKYAS is providing a sanitation kit that will ensure 100% germs-free hands. This provides an additional safeguard against disease as hand hygiene can be achieved immediately post-defecation, without the need for clean water and soap. Environmental Impact One person produces around 500 L of Urine and 200 Kg of fecal waste per year. This waste can be converted into safe organic fertilizer and soil conditioner respectively.

Read More

Plans for implementation and sustainability

For the first three years, we intend to work on the emergency and post-emergency sitting market. Today there are more than 68.5 million people displaced worldwide. The current Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services provider, needs a lot of time and high capital investment to build a (WASH) project. The main client in this market is UN agencies: World food program, UNICEF, UNHCR and International NGOs who provide (WASH) services such as : MSF, MercyCorps, Business model is based on the value chain of the product, we are not only providing a safe sanitation for the beneficiaries, we are also creating job opportunities in the local community and a sub-product that has a value for the agricultural sector. Money will be made in every process of the value chain, AKYAS will make money from selling the consumable AKYAS kit.

Read More

Your profile

Cofounders Bara Wahbeh and Sophia Tan, one from the Middle East and the other from the Asia Pacific, both grew up in cities where flush toilets mix clean water with pee and poop with a simple push of button. Their lives crossed path when they both served in informal camps and experienced uneasily how a simple rainfall could lead to the overflow of wastewater from very basic latrine pits, and subsequently causing illnesses, especially among children. Basic Information. 1-Bara Wahbeh 35 years old, is an engineer and holds a masters degree in environmental science, Bara currently works as logistic officer with MSF. Bara has +10 years experience in Mechanical system Design, R&D, business management and development. 2-Sophia Tan 28 years old, is a medical doctor with a Masters in Public Health. Sophia is in Singapore working in hospital administration in the public sector.

Read More

Location Map

Vote now for: AKYAS

Save Voting Process:
In order to vote, you must authenticate yourself by verifiying your email-address

Post a comment


June 16, 2019 08:11

Hi, I apologize, I have not been active on campus for some days now but am back now and will vote every idea that has left a comment or message for me if you have not done so, please check it out and leave a comment quickly to get two votes today thank you

June 15, 2019 10:43

vote 13
TODAY IS ANOTHER DAY to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support


June 14, 2019 12:11

Hi dear,
its another beautiful day of voting, I believe sustained efforts and your creativity will pay off, on and off this platform. keep doing what you do and all the best

June 13, 2019 23:05

hi voter 12

I am here again to support on this amazing opinion lets make a change that will benefit the entire world . all the best

kindly let continue with the support

June 13, 2019 19:29


Well done and i wish you all the best in this competition and implementation of your idea. Let continue supporting each other through votes and comments. You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a vote and comment

June 11, 2019 20:46

I have gone deep into reading your idea after giving you my vote and here below is what I can contribute
Nice idea fam, well done and i wish you all the best.
You can read my ideas too interactively without forgetting to give your inputs if any to improve my ideas
Smart me transforming the youth
Smart me mobile App

June 11, 2019 19:38

NICE NICE NICE ..............................
YOU A CHAMPION CHAMPION CHAMPION ......................................
Nice idea and great one and God bless you ................................
i start with a comment to your idea
please come to my project too and read , comment and vote
and leave your comment with a link and i will vote for you too if God wishes

June 10, 2019 22:23

Hi dear, I am king James from the idea "edUnify under tourism", I want to solicit your support for my idea, and I guarantee you a vote back and comment if you vote and leave a comment on my idea. Thanks for your anticipated support and do have a great day. This is my link,

June 9, 2019 23:12

Your idea has the potential to change the world as we know it. keep working on it, comment on my idea and i will be sure to vote you tomorrow, well done

June 9, 2019 22:54



kindly support me here

follow the link below

June 8, 2019 17:59


We are in; It's weekend time and another day to bless your idea with my support (11). You can support my project by commenting and voting for it at

With one heart and mind joined, we can do wonderful things through our ideas!

June 8, 2019 07:19


It is a new a day lets keeping supporting each other

Here is my Idea "Investing in Digital Currency and Forex Market"

Ray, wish all the best

June 7, 2019 09:46

Hi, I see your idea is quite impactful, Keep making modifications until its perfect. if you can leave a comment on my idea, i know you are active and when i come back online i will vote you. well done. kindly vote too if you can.

June 6, 2019 15:53

Hi Bara,

I am here to support your idea again because it is awesome. I will continue to support your idea until the very end. Together, we can make a lasting impact on society; yes we can. I left you a vote.

You can also show your support on my project with a vote and comment at

Let us continue to walk side by side until the very end in support for one another.

Bibieandrea Services Venture: Daring to be different by being the change that inspires others!

June 5, 2019 21:07


Your idea is wonderful, well done and i wish you all the best.You can read my idea too "Waste papers recycling to useful products' and support it with a comment and vote

June 4, 2019 15:55

Great idea. Please vote for my Idea comments are appreciated.

June 4, 2019 00:19

You have my vote!! I am Impressed!!! truly amazing the way how you plan to solve social and economic problems through critical thinking, keep up.

If you may, please take a look at my ideia which is in the BEST IDEAS category.

Let us make a difference in the world!

June 3, 2019 18:08

It's a beautiful day to vote, since it's a a new week, plus i will vote for your idea, kindly vote mine on your next activation. if you vote mine, kidly drrop a comment and ill make sure to vote you too. Thank you.

June 3, 2019 17:47

Hi, Bara,

Brilliant initiative. It is interesting of note to see you have taken up this fight of tackling society's biggest environmental problem. Keep impacting lives with your idea and vision and fighting the issue of open defecation that spread to our water which causes sicknesses and diseases that are detrimental to human health, well-being and sometimes life-threatening.

Also, you can support my idea by voting and commenting on it here

Together, we can conquer the world through our initiative!

June 3, 2019 10:28


Your idea is beautiful. I voted for it. You can view, read, vote and comment on my idea at

Together, we can conquer the world through our initiative!

June 3, 2019 08:23

Your idea is great and I hope it has a great impact.

Lets Support each other. Can you please spare some time and vote for my idea STEP (Slums' Transformation & Empowering Population) in order to support slums and alleviate poverty.

Click on this link to vote.

Thank You

Best Regards,
Haleema zia from Pakistan

June 1, 2019 17:38

your great idea my friend and son from Jordan wish you all the best and continue to represent the countries of Jordan in this competition
We will support each other

June 1, 2019 14:36


It´s great to see that you are also having a beautiful idea. It deserves a win.

My idea glow_books is in this year's competition, the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition - activity of the UNESCO Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

To vote for glow_books, please click on this link..


We're glad that you support us on this platform!
Thank you for that!

May 31, 2019 18:06

Keep working on your idea, hopefully you will emerge in the top ten, keep moving, i will vote on next activation

May 29, 2019 07:16


Happy International Menstrual Hygiene Day.

Your project idea is amazing :)

We're so excited to have been nominated under the youth best ideas competition category. Kindly show your support by reading commenting and voting for us at

Thank you,
Natasha Sichula

May 28, 2019 17:38

Your project idea is so amazing!
I am so excited to share with you that my idea HERZ (Her Empowerment Race Zone) was nominated under the Youth Best Ideas competition category. Please support me by reading, commenting and voting at
Natasha Sichula

May 23, 2019 22:30

Sanitation is key and saves lives. I'll definitely vote for you. However My idea "THE PITCHING APP" has been nominated for the young citizen entrepreneurship competition, under the best idea category 2019. Read about my idea via this link
Do comment and vote for me thanks in anticipation

May 22, 2019 10:44

It is a great idea, so I am voting. Go ahead. Good luck.
"My idea, "Learn English using free online course", was nominated for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition in the Best Ideas 2019 category. Please read my idea at
Commenting and giving positive feedback.
Thanks for your support!"

Bara Wahbeh

May 20, 2019 16:52

Dear Mr. Suleiman,

The core team is made of 6 people with different background and experiences: Medical, WSH, Engineering, and Product developer.

Now we aim to build a pilot project for 500 users and measure the impact on the environmental resources, users public health.

May 20, 2019 16:15

The way you have organized your goal is admirable. Your thought is interesting. You have concerned about a vast area.Best of luck and I wish to see you among the bests! I am also willing to implement a project on the way of benefit of the common. You also can join my effort by giving your valuable support for me at ( Thank you!

May 20, 2019 03:25

I liked your idea and I encourage you to continue
My question is what will you do during the expansion of the project in the future !!
What are the team's experiences working with you !!

May 18, 2019 19:23

My idea, "Organ transplantation and preserving.", was nominated for the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition in the Best Ideas 2019 category. Please read my idea at and consider supporting my idea with comments and votes!

You can also use this short link:

You can support my idea by
a) voting for it
b) commenting and giving positive feedback
c) tell your friends about it to do the same.

Thanks for your support!