Best Projects 2020 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.
SFD-RUAWFD Youth employment to fight the spread of COVID-19
Explain your project in details:
The increasing danger of the spread of the new COVID-19 virus, which will have severe consequences to the Yemeni society, especially in light of the current war conditions for more than 5 years, which in turn has exacerbated the health field services and greatly degraded it. In addition to the urgent need to provide temporary job opportunities for young people and to benefit from their capabilities and skills in working with their local communities through the implementation of large-scale health awareness campaigns that will contribute to strengthening community roles in applying prevention measures and fighting the COVID-19. Because of the spread of the new (COVID-19), the Social Fund for Development (SFD), as one of the social security networks in Yemen, is responsible for helping local communities to combat the spread of this deadly virus. So by implementing widespread awareness campaigns in Yemen targeting the local communities, especially in light of the deteriorating health situation of the country. Through an appropriate health education to spread health messages to families and encouraging local communities to take early prevention measures that include water treatment and avoiding gatherings, like crowded markets, wedding parties, etc. And SFD owned youth database (MIS) covering all 333 districts of Yemen, who were trained within the SFDs RUAWFD. That would be by providing temporary job opportunities for more than (6500) young people (50% females), and activating their positive role by implementing health awareness campaigns for the targeted communities to follow preventive measures and not being careless of COVID-19 risks. In addition to distributing awareness materials, hygiene tools, sterilization, masks, and others, in the form of a multilateral strategy as one of the best ways that will contribute to rising and unifying efforts towards combating the COVID-19 and activating the roles of youth, local authorities, and society to work together.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Objectives: Raising societal awareness of more than 800,000 families about the importance of joining efforts and cooperation of implementing preventive measures and combating the spread of the Coronavirus. Providing packages contained hygiene and sterilization materials to 800,000 families across the country. Providing many temporary job opportunities for more than 6,500 young people (males and females) of the RUAWFD youth program. Promote and encourage innovation and creativity through making a local competition for the best ideas and proposals related to creating new innovations or creatives either for tools, devices, Instruments, systems or methods that contribute to combating any epidemics and viruses, for both individuals and the health authorities at the level of districts, and supporting the best of them financially and with any kind of supports that would facilitate in being established. Impact: Participate in achieving Goal 3 and Goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Raise societal awareness about the importance of concerted efforts and cooperation in applying preventive measures, combating the spread of the Covid-19, to more than 800,000 families across Yemen. Distributing health awareness materials, hygiene, and sterilization tools to more than 800,000 families across Yemen Providing temporary work opportunities for more than 6,500 young people 50% of females. Reinforcing the role of youth in continuing to spread a healthy awareness and the importance of hygiene among local communities. Promote and encourage innovation and creativity through making a local competition for the best ideas and proposals related to creating new innovations or creatives either for tools, devices, Instruments, systems or methods that contribute to combating any epidemics and viruses, for both individuals and the health authorities at the level of districts, and supporting the best of them financially and with any kind of supports that would facilitate in being established.
Sustainability and future plans
Sustainability: Nowadays more than 4000 young people of the RUAWFD youth program implemented more than 3878 self-help initiatives on combating the pandemic of Covid-19 in more than 270 districts. These initiatives benefited more than 425,830 people and families across Yemen. So by making a local competition for the best ideas and proposals related to creating new innovations or creatives either for tools, devices, Instruments, systems or methods that contribute to combating any epidemics and viruses, whether they are from individuals or health authorities at the districts level and support the best of them financially and with any kind of supports that would facilitate in being established, which will support them to produce (Masks, Prevention clothing, Hygiene, and Sterilization Materials). In addition to that we will support the individuals and health authorities in all districts to be more active, creative, innovative, being productive, and able to combat any epidemic and viruses now and in the future. Future Plans: 1- Providing computer equipment in the health offices for each targeted district including (PC, printer, scanner, and their accessories). 2- Providing solar systems to support the operation of the health follow-up system for each targeted district including (2 solar panels, 2 batteries, and a transformer with accessories for each office). 3- Designing, developing, and installing an electronic follow-up system containing health service evaluation system and follow-up of infected cases and complaint systems in each of the targeted districts. 4- Building the capacity of each health office specialist in the technical and administrative aspects of managing the electronic follow-up system. 5- Holding many training courses to qualify the managers/coordinators of each health center in the introduction of data first and foremost through electronic applications and in order to ensure that information reaches the health offices of the targeted districts. 6- Designing and printing brochures and awareness posters aimed at raising community awareness to take preventive
Your profile as an entrepreneur
My name is Ramzi Saleh Nasser Al-Shaikh, My birthday was on 18th January 1983, I am experienced with more than 10 years demonstrated history of working experience as Rural and Urban Advocates Working For Development (RUAWFD) youth program manager with Social Fund for Development (SFD) in Sustainable Development, Rural and Urban Development, Youth Entrepreneurship, Analytical Skills, Program Evaluation, Humanitarian Works, and Relief Activities, which help contributing to achieving "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)", and work in helping others to overcome the difficult economic situation of the world, which have negatively affected all society segments in general. Strong community and social services professional with 86% focused on English Language and Literature, General from Sana'a University. As youth program manager I prepare the program strategies, policies, projects, mechanisms and ways of implementing them across Yemen through training youth from rural and urban areas on; (Development Issues and Concepts, Participatory Rapid Appraisals (PRA), Social Committees Formation and the advanced phase which focuses on youth economic empowerment (Youth Entrepreneurship). Lately, I have awarded the Third Prize and the People's Choice Award of the 2019 General Entrepreneurship Competition for the Best Projects category, which announced at the Entrepreneurship Summit in Berlin on 20 October 2019.