Best Ideas 2020 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.

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SUSTAINABLE PORTABLE WATER CARE FACILITY

Stage of Idea start-up stage

Explain your idea in details:

The key objective of this project is to proffer a solution to underground water challenges resulting from high concentration of limestone that affects portable water availability which poses great health hazards to in the region. It is imperative to note that rapid and low-cost portable water supply services and sanitation provision for communities, health care facilities, and schools is critical to enable hand washing, hygiene, and disinfection especially with the prevalence of COVID-19 according to WASH. To ensure prompt and constant portable water supply, this facility will be installed in 6 strategic locations in the state and the facility in each centre is designed to include: (i) provision and operation of compact water treatment plants; (ii) construction and operation of water kiosk points and sanitation facilities to deliver water in strategic urban or rural points; and/or (iii) provision and operation of trucks for water delivery and water tankers, including adequate water storage to service the end users.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Our market survey shows that water production facilities in Ebonyi State were rarely operated to 20% capacity due to broken down equipment, or lack of power or fuel for pumping among others. Furthermore, the outbreak of corona virus has proved the urgent need to increase portable water availability in this region. However, our target is the semi urban and rural regions of the state. The customer base are expected to flow from the three groups of users: I) Households without water connections who access water through kiosks. 2) Metered households and 3) Users of the mobile toilets and sanitation facility. They are based on estimations of water demand by the three usage groups and their corresponding water tariffs. Morealso, as part of measures to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in our vulnerable region, we have developed this project which provides solutions to: 1. Rapid, low-cost water service provision for communities, health care facilities and schools that currently lack access to a reliable and safe water supply. This will therefore enable hand washing, hygiene and disinfection. 2. Quick, just-in-time community water access points/water kiosks (potentially including provision of soap) in unserved semi urban and rural areas, and for unserved health care facilities and schools. 3. The establishment of this project in different rural communities in Ebonyi State is not only health impactful to the unserved semi urban and rural communities but critical for both containing the virus and lowering its immediate impact and aftermath. This facilities is expected to supply 50,000 cubic meters daily to different categories of end users.

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

The business model is based on the technical infrastructure solution which we provide. The following business operational model will be used: 1. Water supply to local residents through water kiosks. 2. Water supply to medium to high-cost housing units with standalone metered house connections (where it is expected that households pay for connections) 3. Mobile Sanitary facilities for community or market places through an ablution facility whose primary purpose is to provide buyers and sellers with toilet, hand washer, shower & laundry and drinking facilities. Financing Sources: In summary, there is a strong socio-economic justification for the project. While the project is financially profitable, its returns are not sufficient to attract private sector finance due to the long payback period and risk associated with peri-urban / rural water supply. Consequentially, external grant financing from donor agencies will therefore be required to cover the capital investment or a long repayment tenor will be appreciated. Should this be secured, the Cost Benefit Analysis indicates that the project is strongly operationally sustainable. We are currently in talks with Environmental World Products China for equipment supplies, Urban & Rural Water Board in Ebonyi State, Nigeria Water and Sanitation Association to ensure quality compliance. Most of all, the village head and community leaders in these region are very excited about this project and are willing to support through allocation of project site among others.

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Your profile

I am 34 years old sociopreneur and citizen of Federal Republic of Nigeria; born and raised in the water drought area of Ebonyi State. Growing up in this state, i understand the challenges been experienced by the habitats in this region especially with unavailability of portable water as the underground water is contaminated and unsuitable for consumption. The water consumed in this geographical region of the country are been produced and supply from neighbouring states like Enugu, Anambra and Imo States which is about 2 to 4 hours minimum drive to any of this neighbouring states. Furthermore, the present serious health risks and predicaments suffered by the inhabitants as a result of lack of portable water have been multiplied with advent of COVID 19, leaving the vulnerable helpless especially in the rural communities. To address the scale of need stemming from this pandemic, we will have to draw from all of our creativity and innovation on how we can cushion the effect on the most vulnerable in our communities. It is a shared responsibility and opportunity for us because the work we do each day requires it. To accomplish our mission, we recognize that we must design the best solutions that are capable of meeting the unique needs of our community. And this is one of such solution. As graduate of project management technology and field work experience as a project manager is an added advantage to the successful execution and implementation of this project. Similarly, haven been in the business of table water production and marketing for over 6 years, i have got what it takes to drive this project.

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September 21, 2020 09:31

This is a good idea it'll also help save water when the community is taught how to conserve water in order to share supply with others at the kiosk points ten they will monitor one another for the duration of the project.

Richard

September 14, 2020 20:31

@The established of sustainable portable water care facility let me recommend your idea keeping in mind that every idea is a perfect idea and the importance of us as entrepreneurs to believe first in our idea before some else. The entrepreneurs who are crazy enough to believe in themselves are the ones who achieve greatness. People like Elon Musk madness and dedication set up and made different from the rest. JK Rowling was rejected by 12 publishers and everybody laughed at her for her ideas but she didn't give up her stubbiness made her to be one of the richest authors of all time. We need to learn from such people and understand that this path we have chosen is full of ups and down but only those stron enough will survive.

I have commented and voted for your project please do like wise by following this link

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18607

September 13, 2020 19:04

Hello Chebueze !, Feel encouraged to interact with the Entrepreneurship Campus Online Community to refine your idea/project and to comment constructively on other entries as the Personal Activity Indicator (PAI) is an in-house developed algorithm that will measure and evaluate our activities in this campus community, also our efforts and time spent on the courses as well as the number and quality of our comments will matter too remember not only votes are important for also our PAI will play an important role in determining the finalists. Kindly you are welcomed to link at my idea support by voting,commenting @www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/18538
Finally I have supported yours and best of luck friend!

September 12, 2020 17:43

My [email protected], your idea intending to support individuals through the provision of safe, portable and accessible water is plausible. Water is one of the essential needs of life and living in developing country like Nigeria, water is provided by individual households and ones household cannot afford this the children go long distances to get water whch invariably can affect their education and even exposure to rape and other societal vices in the case of the girl-child. With your idea, I belief some of these challenges will be taking care of. Congratulations on this your humble idea and I belief you will make a great differenc in the fight for water accessibility and sustainability. Weldone.

While this idea is worth execution, I suggest you also take the online campus training to gain more insight, understanding, skills and knowledge to successfully execute the idea and meaningfully impact on the society. Also should you come online any of these days, please do consider supporting my idea Eduheal to enable me provide educational opportunities to millions of Nigerian children without access to education. Support me with your votes and comments @https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17805/

Thank you for supporting my idea with your votes and comments

Best wishes on your implementation

September 11, 2020 22:36

Social distancing during this post-crisis pandemic implies many painful losses in our society,among them are the restaurants, bars, gyms, houses of worship, barber shops and other places we frequent that are neither work nor home.Mobile tap bartending initiative concept in social entrepreneur recognizes the roles these semi-public, semi-private places play in fostering social association, community identity and civic engagement.In giving people a familiar setting for social interaction among regulars with the new norm we encourage place attachment- that is, the bond between a person and a place.experiencing the crisis from the fortress of our living spaces, we may enjoy the feeling of being in a haven that protects against this invisible new enemy together,for honestly we have lost the social and psychological intimacy in our community, it is a significant loss that contributes to a healthy and flourishing society.This places fulfill needs for social interaction, gatherings, assisting with important celebrations in society. They also provide trainings and employment, community involvement through sponsored fundraising event's as a way of supporting charities and act as our local neighbours giving back to local community, while some focus on hiring individuals that might otherwise find it difficult to be hired elsewhere.They connect with our communities by sourcing ingredients from our local farms and dairies tooStaff and regulars are part of the scene here and so are strangers.While not as diverse or accessible as public spaces,mobile tap bartending caet will rely on a certain amount of heterogeneity to convey social importance and bring vitality into our sustainable community in this way complementing public spaces like parks, plazas, playgrounds, streets and sidewalks which are free and open places that offers contact,cooperation and even conflict with a range of mostly unknown people.hence,if public spaces expand our social relationships and liberize our world view,this initiative bartending cart will anchor us to a community where we are recognized and our needs accommodated as community in whole.Third places are predictable and comfortable, a setting where we will all feel at home!

Kindly [email protected]/ideas/26/18538

Support by a vote,comment,and spread the word HELP REOPEN OUR CLOSED DOORS SUSTAINABLY-that waiter,staff,bartender who used to serve you with a smile,and keep them on payroll!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
KARANJA.

September 11, 2020 18:42

My co contestants 2020 I welcome you all to the 65 day to 73 Day of our voting and commenting phase

As a budding entrepreneur, I think envision myself asking you much questions than scoring your creative idea via project which I have read and examine and fine it recommendable.

But now I want to ask you, are you focused?
Did you really know what motivate you as an aspiring entrepreneur?
Have you done the on line training?
Or have you under gone the major 8 courses in the online training?
Have you known that the SEC course focus on sustainable entrepreneurship?
Or inspires you in your idea nor project?
Are you unconventional?
Did you know that simplicity is the ultimate perfection?

If you are hundred percent sure of yourself, then why can you start improving on your concept finally

If NO, why did you not take the on line training courses that is free?
Why are not reading the Brains versus Capital book?

Day 65

Campus members, did you in Brazil nobody eats chicken feet? Nor do they eat them in Argentina and the other South American countries. And Brazil and Argentina are among the worlds leading producers of chickens. What happen to the chicken feet there? They are thrown away. You can imagine how the story ends. You can read all about it in a brief report in the Far Eastern Economic review Rial started coordinating the stream of chicken feet going from South America to Asia. He discovered something that already existed and ensured that the chicken feet would be used well?

Day 66

Campus member, how can you recognize that your entrepreneurial design is mature?

The answer is simple, you feel it, deep and intuitively and innately

Day 67

What does innovation really mean? Campus member, this is your question today.

Without mincing word, did you know creating something new using new combinations?

Day 68

Campus member, which of the following examples of Discovering the potential in what is already available were not mentioned in the text of the book Brains versus Capital

Campus member, the answer is the car.

Day 69

Campus member, is Function not Convention part of Brains versus Capital course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?
Please check it out in the online training now.

Day 70

If you want to deal in a product, do not ask about the details, for example about the packaging, wrapping the pallet is, retailers, wholesalers, importers, exporters or other marketing structures simply ask yourself, how can I bring the product from its source to the customer, how can I can organize the process as simply as possible and make use of components?

Campus member, is the above quote under Function, not Convention? Yes, or No?

Day 71

Campus member, is simplicity part of Function, not Convention?

Day 72

Campus member, based on Function, not Convention, is simplicity an ultimate perfection? Is simplify a good principle?
Complexity is it an entrepreneurs enemy?

Day 73

Campus member, how did Joseph Schumpeter define entrepreneurs?

The answer is a Creative destroyers

Day 74

Campus member, how do you rework an old establish process?

Campus member, the answer is that you simply have to begin by fundamentally thinking it through in a new way.

Day 75

Campus member, is Recombining what already exists part of Brains versus Capital Course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?

Check the Brains versus Capital book

September 11, 2020 18:42

My co contestants 2020 I welcome you all to the 65 day to 73 Day of our voting and commenting phase

As a budding entrepreneur, I think envision myself asking you much questions than scoring your creative idea via project which I have read and examine and fine it recommendable.

But now I want to ask you, are you focused?
Did you really know what motivate you as an aspiring entrepreneur?
Have you done the on line training?
Or have you under gone the major 8 courses in the online training?
Have you known that the SEC course focus on sustainable entrepreneurship?
Or inspires you in your idea nor project?
Are you unconventional?
Did you know that simplicity is the ultimate perfection?

If you are hundred percent sure of yourself, then why can you start improving on your concept finally

If NO, why did you not take the on line training courses that is free?
Why are not reading the Brains versus Capital book?

Day 65

Campus members, did you in Brazil nobody eats chicken feet? Nor do they eat them in Argentina and the other South American countries. And Brazil and Argentina are among the worlds leading producers of chickens. What happen to the chicken feet there? They are thrown away. You can imagine how the story ends. You can read all about it in a brief report in the Far Eastern Economic review Rial started coordinating the stream of chicken feet going from South America to Asia. He discovered something that already existed and ensured that the chicken feet would be used well?

Day 66

Campus member, how can you recognize that your entrepreneurial design is mature?

The answer is simple, you feel it, deep and intuitively and innately

Day 67

What does innovation really mean? Campus member, this is your question today.

Without mincing word, did you know creating something new using new combinations?

Day 68

Campus member, which of the following examples of Discovering the potential in what is already available were not mentioned in the text of the book Brains versus Capital

Campus member, the answer is the car.

Day 69

Campus member, is Function not Convention part of Brains versus Capital course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?
Please check it out in the online training now.

Day 70

If you want to deal in a product, do not ask about the details, for example about the packaging, wrapping the pallet is, retailers, wholesalers, importers, exporters or other marketing structures simply ask yourself, how can I bring the product from its source to the customer, how can I can organize the process as simply as possible and make use of components?

Campus member, is the above quote under Function, not Convention? Yes, or No?

Day 71

Campus member, is simplicity part of Function, not Convention?

Day 72

Campus member, based on Function, not Convention, is simplicity an ultimate perfection? Is simplify a good principle?
Complexity is it an entrepreneurs enemy?

Day 73

Campus member, how did Joseph Schumpeter define entrepreneurs?

The answer is a Creative destroyers

Day 74

Campus member, how do you rework an old establish process?

Campus member, the answer is that you simply have to begin by fundamentally thinking it through in a new way.

Day 75

Campus member, is Recombining what already exists part of Brains versus Capital Course or Social Entrepreneurship Course?

Check the Brains versus Capital book

September 10, 2020 21:33

Dear [email protected] ESTABLISHMENT OF SUSTAINABLE PORTABLE WATER CARE FACILITY, Your idea intending to provide portable, accessible and safe water is greatly appreciated. To add to your solution, I suggest you consider the following:
1. You will need to mobilize the community to support your project create a sense of ownership
2. You will need to establish water consumers associations in each community responsible for managing the water facility
3. The Water consumers associations will need to be given some managerial trainings to be able to function effectively
4. You will need to form operation and maintenance team and train them as well to function effectively
5. You will need to conduct a willingness to pay survey to have an idea of how much the people you intend to serve will be willing to buy the water taking into cognizance those that will use the water for commercial purposes, those that will have connections to their homes and those who will get the water from stand pipes or taps
6. You will need to collaborate with the various water agencies in your state: Water board, small town water supply and sanitation agency, regulatory agency and even Rural water supply and sanitation agency.
7. Your design options should be user friendly.

Finally, do not forget to take the campus online training to gain more skills in executing your idea
Also should you come online soon, please consider supporting my idea with your votes and [email protected]https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/26/17094/

Best of luck in your implementation phase