Bringing Peace To Minefields

Bringing Peace To Minefields: Bringing Peace To Minefields

TurkeyIstanbul, Turkey
Year Founded:
2006
Organization type: 
government
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$250,000 - $500,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Aim is to turn mine field at the border of Turkey and Syria into a piece of land where organic agriculture can be done.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Landmines cannot distinquish between the footstep of a soldier or a child.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

There are mine fields at the border of Turkey and Syria. We haven't known these mines are active or inactive. The problem is landmines can not distinquish between the footstep of a soldier or a child. Children use these area for go to school cause there are no ways. They arent safe in these conditions.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Cleaning mine fields, children will be in peace and safe. If we open these areas for agriculture , there will be great opportunities. Large area no pesticides ever used perfect for agriculture, great employment benefits. If we clean mines, there will be organic agriculture which provides more healthier food for all populations.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Provide more healthier food for the population of Turkey and Syria. Great employment opportunity. Enchance health of ecosystems. Enchance health of organisms from the smallest in the soil to human beings.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

No synthetic fertilizers. No pesticides. No plant growth regulators. No live stock feed additives. No genetically modified crops.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Bringing peace to minefield.
Team

Founding Story

How I got started this project, when I was a student at Cevre High School. We had a team and we decided to attend Global Environmental Youth Convention, We studied online from Sweeden Lund University one year,after we made a project which was about sustanaible agriculture and peace. We did project which name is "Bringing Peace To Mine Fields".And then We became the winner between 34 countries and 600 students in Dubai. Then my life has changed cause I have decided to become an Environmetal Enginner. I am studying about sustainable development so far. I am so interested in sustainability. I am alone in this project now.
About You
Organization:
CM Machinery
About You
First Name

Tuğçe

Last Name

Barış

About Your Project
Organization Name

CM Machinery

How long has your organization been operating?

Project
Organization Country

, Istanbul

Country where this project is creating social impact
What awards or honors has the project received?
Funding: How is your project financial supported?

Individuals, National government.

Supplemental
Sector

Sustainable Sourcing.

Audience: Who have you identified as your customer/recipient groups and do these groups value your solution for different reasons? How do you engage different customer/recipient groups to deliver your solution?

International response because landmines are indiscriminate.

Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?

Mines cleaned in insecure but fertile area, Great employment, peace and environmental sustainability.

Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered
Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?

yes

Will you require a visa to enter the UK?

yes

Are you are a current Unilever employee?