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.
A.T.F(Appropriate Technology Foundation)
Explain your idea in details:
Before I start, the definition of appropriate technology is a technology designed to enable continuous production and consumption in the region in consideration of the political, cultural, and environmental conditions of the social community in which the technology is used. And it refers to a technology that can ultimately improve human quality of life. Famous appropriate technologies we know include Life-strow, which purifies water as soon as you drink it, and Q-Drum, which makes it easy to bring water for children who have to walk for long hours to bring water. As such, appropriate technology is an effective technology that helps through a wide range of the people in need, especially those who are suffering from poverty and hunger. If appropriate technologies are efficiently used, we can effectively help people with ideas that aren't grandiose, but very easy to think about, I think if there's a foundation that leads creating these appropriate technologies, it can contribute greatly to developing appropriate technologies that help people more productively and effectively.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
The foundation is a foundation that is made to come up with ideas of new appropriate technologies and develop them in reality. Especially appropriate technologies that can help people in danger and poverty. So if this foundation goes well as I planned, more appropriate technology could be implemented than it is now. The foundation makes us achieve various SDGs presented by the UN, but I have decided to create a foundation that helps people in hunger and poverty after seeing a lot about the reality of poverty, various statistics and advertisements about poverty. Therefore, it is expected to help people suffering from poverty around the world and make them much more able to enjoy improved quality of life.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
As it is quite complex and burdensome for a specific country or an organization to take all the responsibility of payments and schedules, I am planning to associate with international organizations such as the United Nations and facilitate plans to utilize the budget effectively. And since the ultimate goal of my CEC project is to help people suffering from poverty world wide, the participants of the foundation will be divided into groups such as, for example, advertisement teams and marketing booths. So eventually the appropriate technologies the foundation have conducted will be spread world-wide by the management of the teams.
I'm a Korean Foreign Language High School student who was born in 2006. Since the classes we take at our school during school hours are basically about international situations, we naturally learned about what the United Nation presented problems as goals we should solve for our generation. And I already had background knowledge of the appropriate technologies that help us people to give guidance and support to those who are in need, especially those suffering from poverty. Since as a common high school student dreaming of becoming diplomats, I thought it would be good to have a foundation just intensively concentrating on developing ideas for new appropriate technologies and making it a reality. So I wanted to contribute my trivial idea to people who have more power than I do to help those who are out of reach of professional support.