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.

'UFUNDI MALL'-CRAFTMANSHIP SKILLS SERVICE PROVISION MALL

Published on June 8, 2021 um 19:08

Explain your idea in details:

Tanzania has never established a common platform for all of its vocational skills personnel to have a single-stop working center whereby all citizens will be catered all their vocational (and repair) needs and demands at a single multi-purpose center. Just as Shopping Malls cater the needs and demands of shopping for citizens by making them able meet their shopping demands at one multi-purpose shopping center, why not with repair issues? This idea comes at the right time to meet the right demands that has been a desire for many Tanzanians. It will be established in collaboration with VETA and all necessary stakeholders by making sure the services(s) offered through all courses at VETA and other vocational training centers are available in form of jobs at this center i.e auto mechanics, electrical, hospitality, agro mechanics, embroidery, plumbering, carpentry, and all other skills available in vocational training centers around the world depending on market demands. Its objectives include; To be the first project and leading vocational based center to have ever happened in Tanzania and Africa at large, to align with the Ministry concerned with Youth and Employment in meeting demands of employment for the youth and lower the unemployment rates in Tanzania, to increase the value of vocational Training in Tanzania, to ensure that vocational skills are given the most respect and priority needed, living Standards improved through youth employment, to raise national income, to simplify life for the citizens through all repair and vocational services being offered at a single center, As majority of Tanzanians cannot afford university education, more citizens will get opportunity to acquire skills that can also earn them employment just as University graduates earn employment and to foster industrialization.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The Ufundi Mall idea focuses on solving around five(5) Sustainable Development Goals i.e. SDG Goal No. 1 by ending poverty, SDG No. 4 by providing youth with a platform to practice their attained skills from vocational colleges while generating income, SDG No. 8 by providing decent work and economic growth since currently the vocational skills graduates arent given high consideration as required, SDG No. 9 by fostering innovation and industrial development and SDG No. 10 by reducing income inequalities within Tanzania through decent work. Success of my idea if implemented will be based upon the quality of service provision i.e customer satisfaction since the idea is more focused on service provision.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

The idea itself is sustainable since each year there are many graduates from Vocational schools that are jobless and mostly lack capital to start their own workshops. Thus its my belief that the mall won't lack skilled personnel likewise citizens who are in need of the services that are always available.

Your profile

My name is Edita Medard Tairo, born on 16th September 1989. Currently working as HR at TANAPA. Am a highly ambitious person highly motivated and inspired to make the world a better place for everyone. Awards received include; Overall Winner of Open Government Partnership-Twaweza Essay contest 2012, Certificate of Participation in Goi Peace Contest of 2013, 2015 and 2016; Certificate of Participation in 2016 CMC write to win essay contest. Also I have published the following; Wrote a paper on Sababu za wanaume kufa mapema-men lifespan that was published at Hesperian.org (a website for health topics). It was submitted in a contest of health publications in swahili (shindano la machapisho ya kiafya katika Kiswahili) A Research Report titled, Assessment on the causes and effects of poor time management in public organizations: Case Study of Tanzania Tourist Board for award of my Bachelors Degree at Mzumbe University. Apart from the above, I have participated in other contests including; 2014 Project success Botswana Essay Contest 2014 Wolfoundation Writing Contest-Poetry Category 2014 Tigo Digital Changemakers contest (Tigo Reach for Change) 2014 NAHR Ram Charan HR Essay Contest 2015 Uongozi Institute Leadership Essay Contest 2016 Africa Energy Essay Contest (NEF) 2016 32ND Eisaku Sato Essay Contest. I have also won year 2020 Citizenship Entrepreneurship Competition-Best Ideas (Adult Category) as a third winner with my idea of Mental Health Awareness Clubs in Learning Institutions (Schools to University Level).

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

EDITA MEDARD TAIRO AT SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK IN TANZANIA-That's where I work as am currently employed by Tanzania National Parks. Welcome and experience the difference, enjoy and have fun viewing all the big five animals e.t.c

EDITA MEDARD TAIRO AT MAHALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK IN TANZANIA-'The magical Chimps trekking Paradise'

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June 16, 2021 11:10

Hello Edita, sorry for the late response.

I truly like your idea and it seems to be very thought-through which is, to say the least - impressive. Your countless awards convey that you do not need a good luck comment. But then again - there is not such a thing as too much luck;)

Wish you all the best,
A Fidler

ANDREW MOGBOLU

June 11, 2021 09:16

This is great my friends and nice idea wishing success in everything you do to make this idea the best idea of the year 2021 congratulations my friend and let work together to win the competition again.