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.

ANI (Actions Network Initiative)

Published on September 29, 2021 um 10:29

Explain your idea in details:

ANI or "Actions Network Initiative" is an app that seeks to engage the youth in different community development projects in a country or region. This proposed platform plans to incentivize prospective users when they successfully complete tasks or projects showcased on the platform. ANI, which means "harvest" in the Filipino language, not only aspires to actively partner with the youth in bringing about a certain social good, but also aims to reward their participation and goodwill through service credits. To make things more interesting, prospective users will each have a digital tree that grows and bears fruit as they accomplish more tasks or projects in the platform. ANI, therefore, is a proposal to amplify volunteerism's important role in community building and tap the youth of today as stewards of idealism and optimism in a world trying to sustain itself for future generations. Being that critical sector in the socio-economic development of a nation, sharing with them different opportunities in a quick and more efficient way through ANI is seen as a healthy addition to already established networks coordinating and managing volunteers and projects. Moreover, ANI is innovative for two reasons. First, prospective users see their progress through individual digital trees that grow and bear fruit. A tree is a fitting symbol as one grows, too, when one shares his/her skills and/or talents to society through volunteerism. ANI, through this growing digital tree, wants prospective users to know their volunteer history on the app in symbolic fashion. Second, prospective users earn service credits for turning in good work on the platform. This incentivization optimizes the volunteer experience through positive reinforcement.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Volunteerism is essential in the progress of any society. Without volunteers, it would be difficult for society to solve many of its problems. Through the good and willing heart of youth volunteers the world over, hope for a better future is constantly renewed. ANI, which stands for "Actions Network Initiative," is an idea proposed for the implementation of others. It will target the youth sector as its prospective users. ANI's success indicators will include the following -- number of partner institutions/organizations/groups that will offer volunteer opportunities on the platform, number of youth volunteers using the app, number of projects and/or tasks being pursued and accomplished per month, favorability of the mechanism for incentivization in operation, acceptability of digital tree growth scheme in relation to tracking one's progress. ANI contributes to sustainable development by providing an additional platform to engage the youth and bring them closer to the wonderful and fulfilling world of volunteerism.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

ANI sees itself as a platform to further volunteerism in society. It will seek partnerships with national and local government units, charity organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private institutions for projects and tasks to be featured on the platform. Moreover, partnerships with schools, colleges, and universities will also be pursued for recruitment of prospective users. Out-of-school youth will also be tapped through local government units. Funding will be sourced from grant applications and through crowdfunding.

Your profile

I am Arnold "Arnie" Rosales Lapuz of the Philippines, a 33-year old social science teacher at Philippine Science High School - Main Campus. I graduated from the University of the Philippines - Diliman with a bachelor's degree in Philippine Studies where I am also finishing graduate school in the same field. As a teacher, I believe in the youth's power to transform society. And volunteerism is crucial in achieving the dream of a better future. I am not new to volunteerism. I used to do volunteer work before. For this year's competition, I have decided to propose an idea on volunteerism. ANI or "Actions Network Initiative," if realized as an idea, aims to connect the youth with as many volunteer opportunities as possible. With incentivization and the digital tree feature, I, as its proponent, sees it as one way of elevating the experience of volunteerism and contributing to the network of actions this world needs to sustain itself.

ANI (Actions Network Initiative)

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage, idea offered for implementation by others

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December 5, 2021 10:09

Your idea is exceptionally awesome.Many hands tie a broom.There are lots of benefits when we volunteer to work as a group.There is this old saying that Goes "Together We Can". When you volunteer, you receive blessings.

November 4, 2021 08:09

Hi, guys! Good afternoon! Let me share with you my comment to Anteneh:

Hi, Anteneh! Greetings from the Philippines! Thank you for your comment. I am happy that you appreciate what my idea intends to achieve in society. Now that the voting period is over all I can say is God bless us all and the best of luck to everybody. Once again, thank you for dropping by! Keep safe, Anteneh.

Anteneh Teffera

November 4, 2021 06:25

I certainly appreciate your idea as of it targeted the youth. Any investment on youth bears a fruit as a result once country become developed. Volunteering emanate from clean heart, having clean heart is a health for oneself and a community again a country as well. When volunteering is like in your philosophy it would add value more and more.

November 1, 2021 17:37

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Your idea is very smart and practical.

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November 1, 2021 17:37

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Your idea is very smart and practical.

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October 25, 2021 19:03

What's the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something great? You only live once, if you live it right, once is enough.
# climate car
I really support your idea completely.. your idea is unconventional.
never give up

October 22, 2021 20:14

Always remember, you have the strength, patience and passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Your idea is great.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: The Fear of Failure.

October 20, 2021 08:59

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve >> The fear of failure. So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

October 18, 2021 15:10

Hi, guys! How is everyone doing? Let me share with you my reply to Abram's comment on my idea:

Hi, Abram! Good day! Greetings from the Philippines! Thanks for your very inspiring words! Indeed, if there is a will there is a way. I do hope that ANI takes off and gets the support it needs in the future. All the best to you, too. Thanks! Keep safe always!

October 18, 2021 13:15

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.

Your idea is very practical..

October 16, 2021 18:00

Hello, guys! It's been awhile since I last logged in. But I am happy to be back. Anyway, let me share with you my reply to Agaji's comment on ANI:

Hi, Agaji! Good day! Greetings from the Philippines! I hope that you're doing good. Thank you for your comment! I agree with you on that view of volunteerism. By tapping on youth's potential to be volunteers, a nation moves forward. With volunteerism they get to experience what it feels like to be part of that collective spirit that encompasses volunteer opportunities. Once again, thank you! Keep safe!

October 16, 2021 03:17

Hi Arnold,

This is a brilliant idea. Volunteering is key to patriotism, when this is inculcated in the youths, the society develops and become stronger. Good work and I wish you luck.

October 11, 2021 04:30

Hi, guys! Good Monday morning to all! Greetings from my beloved Philippines! Once again I would like to share with you my reply to Hanifa's comment on my idea:

Hi, Hanifa! Good day! Thank you for the very encouraging words! Indeed, we must all have the strength, passion, and patience to go on with our lives and with the goal of a more sustainable future. Being part of this endeavor and this community of like-minded individuals thinking about different ways to solve the world's myriad problems, I am happy to get to contribute in this platform. As what was said in one of the videos we had for training, change begins with an idea. This is non-verbatim though.

October 11, 2021 03:16

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, It is the courage to continue that counts. You will surely attain success in fulfilling your dream
Thank you

October 10, 2021 19:02

Thank you, Andrew, for your encouraging words! I am genuinely happy to be part of this competition, which gives us all the necessary platform to interact and mold our ideas/projects toward a more sustainable future! Once again, good luck on your idea! Keep safe always!


October 10, 2021 18:48

This is a great idea for a better future. Nice one dear Wish you good luck in everything you do to make the idea that will work with the innovation impacts in your organization and country.

October 10, 2021 15:13

Happy Sunday, fellow participants in the Entrepreneurship Campus! Let me share with you my reply to Hirondina's comment on my idea:

Hi, Hirondina! Greetings from the Philippines! Thank you for your very inspiring words for ANI! I really do hope that this materializes not only in the Philippines, but in other parts of the world as well. Volunteerism should really be strengthened and the platform I am suggesting is a step towards a sustainable future and a world whose actions are positively in sync! Thanks again! Keep safe!

Hirondina Mondlane

October 10, 2021 15:01

Dear Arnold

This is a very innovative worldwide covering idea and if materialized it has potential to improve youth engagement in civic actions especially in developing countries. I hope you will materialize your dream.

Keep it up.

October 10, 2021 06:40

Hi, guys! Let me share with you my reply to Olofunmilola's comment on ANI:

Thank you for the support, Olofunmilola! Indeed, volunteerism is a major driving force in achieving the SGDs. I really do hope to that this idea of mine gets noticed and is taken by a group of interested individuals to implement (whether here in the Philippines or abroad). God bless us all!

October 9, 2021 22:05

Hello Arnold, great! Initiative. This is one of the positive ways of engaging the youth, I see the great impact the implementation of this idea will have on countries if well implemented.

Great! Work, looking for to its actualization and whatever way I can assist, please feel free to let me know.

Thank you!

October 9, 2021 14:36

Hi, fellow members of the Entrepreneurship Campus! Let me share with you my reply to Emmanuel Bolarinwa's comment on my idea:

Hi, Emmanuel! Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving a comment! Your words are very kind and inspirational. Just like you, I am of the belief that volunteering is really important in today's world as it mobilizes people to work toward certain socially beneficial goals. Proposing ANI (Actions Network Initiative), an idea that I am offering for implementation of others, is my contribution to our efforts to achieve and work on a truly sustainable future. See you on the top, too, Emmanuel. Keep safe!

October 8, 2021 21:38

Bravo Arnold . This is a laudable project worth Supporting.
I am of the opinion that one of the key to greatness is through rendering of voluntary service.
I have applied this principle/ school of thought a couple of times and it has presented many amazingly rewarding opportunities to me. I wish you the best of luck. See you at the top

October 6, 2021 14:58

This is my reply to Abram Ibrahim's comment on my idea! I have published it publicly so that anyone can see and if you feel the need to add to the conversation, you can always reach out to me by commenting here:

Good day! Greetings from the Philippines! I hope that all is well with you, Abram. Thank you for you comment on my idea! I am also inspired by your words of wisdom as regards dreaming and having the passion to reach for the stars. Will find time to read your idea and vote for it, too! God bless you and the best of luck, buddy!

October 5, 2021 21:22

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Success is not final, failure is not fatal, It is the courage to continue that counts.

Your idea is very smart and practical.