Awards: What awards or honors has your solution received, if any?
DAART 2012, West African Research Center, Senegal
Forum 100 Innovations for Sustainable Development in Africa 2013, AFD
ITEC/ISCAP 2014, V.V. GIRI Labour Institute, Noida, India
Innove4Africa 2014, Synapse Center, Senegal
Forum of the Youth in Francophonie 2014, CNJS, Senegal
Tell us about your partnerships
They are directors of institutions which acknowledged the work of our organization.
Both West African Research Center and French Development Agency organized international competitions in which we were declared to be respectively among the 11 tops in West Africa and among the 100 tops in Africa.
Challenges: What challenges might hinder the success of your project and how do you plan to overcome them?
Technical and financial support are the main challenge likely to hinder the success of our project. To fix this, we build some strong technical partnership with other organizations at national and international level. Regarding finance, we developed a strategy of re-investment of the ROI we are making untill we have enough financial resources to go the next step on our project.
How does your idea help young people create bright futures and improve opportunities for meaningful and long-term careers?
We improve the living conditions of people in our community and in so doing create new opportunities for the youth we are. We just ourselves in hand and help ourselves through improving our community. In fact we setted up a sound waste management system and employ the youth in organizinf activities such as collecting the waste, sorting the waste and recycling the waste ( both solid waste and electrnocis) into new resources. We build a green economy, create some job opprtunities for ourselves and protect the environment . Almost 25 young people work today in our project. Our approach to advance the youth when dealing with the employment situation is to set up a dynamic paradigm connecting the sustainable development's points which are improving the youth and the community social situation, protecting the environement and developing a green economy to ensure the sustainability of our project.
Intervention Focus: Identify which of the following best explain key parts of your solution
Job Creation, Entrepreneurship, Community.
Does your project utilize any of the innovative design principles below? Select a theme below that most applies to your work. If none of them do, no problem, you can skip this question.
Redefine "Work: create flexible income generation opportunities or formalize jobs that have been historically considered informal or insecure
Is your project targeted at solving any of the following key barriers? Select a theme below that most applies to your work. If none of them do, no problem, you can skip this question.