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.

Empowering and Enhancing Indigenous Women's Knowledge

Published on September 29, 2021 um 19:27

Explain your idea in details:

Indigenous knowledge and crafts which have been there since long and have high potentials but are less explored and ignored , because the values are appreciated and recognized by the people who are working on the field. This project looks forward to exploring those knowledge and crafts and providing them with adequate capacity with proper value for their economic empowerment contributing to their livelihood. The vision of this project is to not only look for economic growth but will also help the local culture to flourish and be promoted in the international market. The project will identify its end users,through scoping study . Scoping study findings will help to design required training and deliver it. Project will ensure the production is marketed by the producers within their own business plan. There will be a network established with the international producer which will help them to have access to their own income.The network established will also help in globalization and spread the cultures globally.

Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

The project mainly targets the Indigenous women 25 to 40 years of age. Its target market is the global population. To evaluate the success the project will establish a baseline from the scoping study information. It will prepare relevant 2 to 3 indicators to measure the progress and evaluate the same. Since the skill and knowledge will be enhanced and remain in the community, it is owned and implemented by the community with their local resources, it will be sustainable. The project aligns itself with SDG 5 Gender equality and SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth. The project helps empower and promote the economic growth of indigenous women and their well being.

Plans for implementation and sustainability

This project will prepare detailed implementation plans with the community since they know their community better. Each activity will have separate activity plans with related results expected and indicators of change to assess project impact.Project will be sustainable because the knowledge enhanced by the project will remain within their community. They will be planning and owning the plan and continuation of the project will be done without external support.The investors and promoters will be explored during community consultation. Furthermore local resources will also be utilized. Since this is a pilot project the business model will be in coordination with the local indigenous and expanded as required.

Your profile

My name is Sunav Dhoj Thapa. I am 16 years old and currently studying in Stonehill International School, Bangalore. I am from Nepal where there are more than 104 indigenous groups and I have seen those cultures being ignored in many fields. Hence I want to provide an opportunity for their business promotion that originates the project idea. I have conceived this pilot project to cater indigenous women strength towards their economic empowerment. I find it very innovative because indigenous knowledge and skills are embedded in any community and mostly unseen. My motivation for such initiatives always has been my maternal grandmother as she herself has more than 21 years of experience in mobilizing local women and empowering them.

Stage of Idea

conceptual stage

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Ladi Bulus

October 22, 2021 08:40

Good idea, please keep it up. More innovation and creativity is what is needed to be added to the indigenous knowledge that has already been exist to make it more better and interesting