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 Projects 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs.

Bombyx Project

Your title/position Leader
Type of Enterprise informal program/project
Year the ngo or company was founded This year
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Explain your project in details:

I plan to do this project because in Madagascar, Silk is part of the Malagasy culture that is gradually breaking down because of globalization. In addition, this could be a good source of income for Malagasy working in the sector and will help develop the economy of Madagascar through exportation. Furthermore, 47.3% of Malagasy people are malnourished so with this project, we can have derivative products to increase the source of protein by silkworms - carbohydrate and oligo elements thanks to blackberries. The objectives of this project are : to promote the silk as ceremonial fabrics, to end food insecurity, to increase peasants and Madagascar economy, for future plan - to promote Malagasy Culture across the World. This project is innovative because it directly impacts peasants lives and it concerns several fields: economic - sociological - environmental - sanitary at the same time.

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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

The project is about some SDG's Goals : Decent work and Economy Growth (SDG 8) : Support and training project for silkworm rearers to produce more silk and turn them into fabric - Improvement of the economy of the Upper Matsiatra region and the life of farmers through Sericiculture by market research for fabrics sales; Climate action (SDG 13) & life on Land (SDG 15) : Improved environment by mulberry crops: silkworms food and blackberry exploitation; Food security (SDG 2) : blackberry processing and protein intake by silkworms - Training for processing blackberries and silkworms; Partnership for the Goal (SDG 17) : partner search to carry out the project: local partner (Prosperer), ministries, experts.Measures to evaluate success: turnover

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Sustainability and future plans

Customer segment : silkworm rearers from upper matsiatra Region - Madagascar. Value propositions : Training, raw materials, Materials, young shoot, silk seeds, market opportunities. Customer Relationships : renewable contract per year showing the commitment of the parties. Channel : Direct channel - the peasants produce and the company buys the products directly and sell them, no middlemen. Key activities : silk rearing and transforming (cocoon to tissue), Blackberries transforming ( jams or candies), Silk sales. Key resources : 3 Trainers (for mulberries - for silk - and for food security), sellers, 1 accountant, 1 logistician, 1 project manager. Key partners : ministry of Trade, Ministry of Livestocks, Prosperer, Centre Fafiala, Funders. Future plans : Creation of clothing company for transformation of silk fabrics for export and local sales as Malagasy Fashion.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am Tahirinavalona Nampoina RAZAFINDRABE and I am 26. I studied at a big business school in Madagascar. I have a master's degree in Management specialized in International Business. I work as a Non manufactured product officer at JB distribution for 2 years now. I had training about project management at school and during a training by Youth First Madagascar called Young Women Leadership Program. I participated in project competitions which allowed me to gradually improve my project.

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