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.

Enhancing Entrepreneurial Capacity of Youth and Green Initiative Program in Daloa through Technology

Stage of Idea planning stage

Explain your idea in details:

Project Goal: Participants will demonstrate techniques and strategies to utilize digital content creation for self-employability. Project Objectives: Recruit and train 500 young entrepreneurs in the field of digital content creation so they can explore local job concepts of innovation and green power development while growing organic vegetables by solar power. This project will provide hands-on training opportunities with real world examples and knowledge on digital content. Core idea of the project: Youth grow organic vegetables by solar power and surplus of electricity will be sold to government power grid. Government pay 3.5 times normal electricity price to encourage youth to invest in green power. This project invests agrivoltaics on farm land-mixture of solar energy and hydroponic cultivation. The project will sell the surplus power to electricity company. In addition, we add LED light for farming, and investment return in 4-5 years. Organic vegetables sell to hotels, airline and high-end restaurant and supermarket.

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Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development

Adoption of digital skills and entrepreneurship as a stand-alone economic, social and institutional environment within the region Acceptance of career guidance learning institution -NGO research alliances as a standard economic development Adoption of interdisciplinary and ecological models for climate change and participatory governance research and action Policy improvements to local water governance institutions and processes stemming from international comparisons and understanding of best practices Improved ability to address climate change via public policy More resilient, creative and adaptable youth and NGOs and universities, better equipped to help their local and national societies face climate change and youth unemployment. Empowered and more knowledgeable urban-rural youth, which expect a democratic role in entrepreneurship Greater digital skills and entrepreneurship security, especially for vulnerable group Better, more participatory and equitable entrepreneurship governance institutions and policies Improved climate change and green entrepreneurship governance policies throughout Côte dIvoire Improved awareness nationally of the climate change and unemployment challenges faced in Côte dIvoire Improved international recognition of the contributions made by Ivorian initiatives in local governance and equity enhancing strategies. Target 8.2: Improved higher economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labor-intensive sectors. Target 8.3: Improved productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services and solar power. Target 8.5: Full employment and decent work with equal pay Target 8.5: Improved productive employment and decent work for youth in th region, including for persons with disabilities. Target 8.6: Reduced the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training. Target 8.8: Improved awareness of labor rights and improved safe and secure working environments for youth. Target 8.a: Strengthened

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Plans for implementation and sustainability

Project implementation Approach This project will use a green entrepreneurship approach in implementing its activities. The project implementation will extend the concept of youth entrepreneurship to involve other agencies with a potential role to play in project implementation, including Enhancing entrepreneurship education and skills development. The key elements of the overall project approach are the following: Implementation through the organic vegetables and solar power structure at municipal level, with the participation of the other partners using organic vegetables on farm land and farmers to the maximum extent possible; use of the green entrepreneurship skills clustering approach for the provision of support to the youth initiatives for value chain development. Sustainability The following elements are built into the project design to help ensure that the proposed investments and benefits are sustainable. First, the project design has a strong focus on the involvement of the private sector on a long-term basis to enhance the sustainability of the investments and benefits. If these project investments are matched by investment from the private sector working in green power and organic vegetables. Secondly, the projects support for youth and farmers organizations with the required management and financial capacity will enable them to enter into contractual arrangements with the private sector. This approach is designed to help existing youth become sustainable. Thirdly, the beneficiaries will be involved in providing counterpart funds for infrastructure facilities and be responsible for their operation and maintenance. Participatory planning involving the beneficiaries, financial contributions to the investment and beneficiary responsibility for the operating and management are all parts of this approach. Finally, sixteen months before the completion date, the project team will work with all stakeholders, which should contain specific mechanisms to ensure sustainability of the investment after the end of the project.

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Your profile

I was born in 1978 and hold Master degree in education leadership management and development from National Chung Cheng University in University. Prior to undertaking post graduate study, I served as secondary school teacher. In 2010, I established local NGO called National Instrument for Democracy and Economic Development. This NGO is set up to promote sustainable development goals and rural development in Côte d'Ivoire.

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