Best Ideas 2021 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.
1. *The Nature, Recycling and Durability"
Published on June 7, 2021 um 09:18
Explain your idea in details:
Our project's name is: "The Nature, Recycling and Durability". Our goal is to develop new items in protecting the environment while reducing poverty in Burundi! Our objectives are to make life easier by transforming residuals and rest-overs. We already project to make profits as an economic strategy, to reduce the unemployment rate and create innovative solutions in our local community. To be more specific, our activities are generally focused on producing "edible mushrooms" which is a type of fungal growth on subtract made from rests of cotton and beans as you can see on the pictures. This helps to reduce air pollution when those wastes are burnt in free areas after the harvest stage in lands. Mushrooms offer better proteins than animal ones. To be able to run our business, these mushrooms will be commercialized and generate profits, and social welfare by creating jobs, especially for our young people in our country who traditionally encounter difficulties to access the job market. We are targeting more than one hundred people, both male and female. In this way we will promote the awareness of our people in regards to being more creative, and a more responsible consumption culture. Those innovative changes oriented to environmental care and economic transformation will be emphasized and taught to young generations so that we can solve for sustainable goals eleven and twelve. Responsibility, innovation and creativity are our main principles on the way to giving back to our community.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
As we described in project details, the three sides on which this project is handling to are : the Innovation ,Creativity and Responsibility. The impacts of our project on sustainable development are based on wealth , economy and environment care through our proper activities. The sustainable development by his seventeen goals is related to well-being of people in general and this have to be targeted in many slides. so, we are combining , in the case of our intervention, the creativity by innovation, the new type of culture on substratum aid to minimize lands in community and help to get reliable activities at any time . By the creation of employment ,it's a great contribution to offer young generation the manner of living out of struggling towards county government in searching employment. The socioeconomic part of our project is the main result and immediate impact to develop the situation of growing our economies and low poverty. We will get involved in transforming waste matters and get a conscientious spirit of protecting our landholder and take the responsibility of sustainable innovation and durability! Profits from waste matters for our beneficiaries, and on our side ,benefiting from our newly technology of transformation. In bref, our projet's principal impacts are the creativity and innovative policy,the growth of economy and the responsible consumption and protecting environment.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We built our first stage of starting as even if we stay in need of financial aid! We have already installed the staff building and house of bureau consulting address! We made an essay of growing seeds in bottles and move to substratum area in house of essay to show test growing mushrooms! We have already employed fourteen people in execution of the roles of those activities already said here. We are planning to enlarge the area of the enterprise so that we shall start installing the house in which we cultivate mushrooms "champignonière" (in French) and also start to connect our clients for logistics needed for the implementation our activities! We are also on the way of collecting the first cotton waste for analyzing the capacity of production if mixed with beans waste or used only by itself.
My name is Jimmy Cliff Irakoze, founder and general manager of this project. I'm an architect by formation. Since I graduated from ETEP-Gitega School of public works and local development in 2015, with a bachelor's degree in civil Engineering, I have designed countless buildings and supervised their construction. I have about six years of experience in local community development activities, working with groups of young leaders Associations. My ability to manage people became more evident when I worked for Welthungerhilfe international, a Dutch NGO that intervenes in developing rural communities in precarious situations, in order to help them improve their economies. During the two years that I stayed with them, I learned that we can achieve anything if we want to. I speak French and Kirundi fluently, Kiswahili, good English, and some Chinese. I spend my free time reading about entrepreneurship success stories, learning how former poor communities became self-reliant, and in the course of time became role models as it comes to improved life standards. Awards received include a promotion twice as a younger leader in our community in Gitega Province -the center of our country- Burundi.
Stage of Idea
planning stage, start-up stage, idea offered for implementation by others