Best Ideas 2022 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.
Climate Action Research and Development Corporation
Explain your idea in details:
Objectives Restore rivers containing silt and make concrete bricks Promote quality agricultural education and agricultural-business Create meaningful and sustainable Job opportunities Promote community-based programs Activities build check-dams in the restored sections and promote aquaculture Retail the bricks at a profit Partner with stakeholders for increased efficiency. Innovative Approaches Planting tubers such as bananas on either side of the rivers to reduce the recurring situation, Engaging with interested parties, to date we have managed to secure 3 possible starting sites in 3 different provinces and a support letter from one Country-wide organisation. using the conventional method of shovels since relevant equipment is not as affordable at the time.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
we are using the SMART principle to govern the objectives of the start-up, we to say Simple - restore rivers and retail bricks at a profit Measurable - 5 sites established 1.25 years after the first site is established Achievable - through hard-work and perseverance Realistic- the silt in the rivers alone deal is indeed concrete evidence that we need to act Time-bound- River silt must be dormant by 2034
Plans for implementation and sustainability
in each province there is to be a site, each site hosting a company location and an agri-business college, the company location will more less be a depot for receiving reclaimed sand and rolling out bricks for retail, the location will in the future develop further to host a fingerlings hatchery and fish pellets plant, these will then be rolled to customers and promote agri-business. at the agricultural business school, we will take in 50 students for a start aged between 16 and 22, and put them through a free, certified course and a start-up package when they graduate so that they can start production on their own, or be employed by our entity should they choose to We plan on taking up partnerships as a way to improve efficiency and reduce costs, to date we have partnered with one major country-wide organisation. we hope to source funding from pitching competitions. we have and are making continuous progress, by making use of satellite data through apps such as google maps to note areas of interest
It has been quite a journey to have come this far, the prospecting entrepreneur has been dubbed the uncommon achiever at various educational stages by fellow students. The burning desire to become better than than the day before and to leave this earth in a better shape than it was when the entrepreneur knew what was and what was not, have been the pinnacle source of motivation to get things done. Treading new ground has often left the entrepreneur in point person and leadership positions, from being a piggery project monitor that housed over a 100 pigs at age 15, to becoming a co-founder and CEO of Climate Action Research and Development Corporation at age 23. The prospecting entrepreneur is grateful to family and friends for providing the much needed support, and above all to the Almighty for thus far He has taken us.