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?
The recipient group includes the heavily unemployed young people of Liberia and identified youth without skills and opportunity to advance their lives.Communities suffering from environmental pollution;public and private institutions creating such pollution are identified as targeted customers.Young people value this solution as an employment opportunity.The customers see it as enhancing efforts to minimized environmental threats.Engagement is through dialogue and consultations with all groups.
Scaling the solution: How would the prize money and publicity help you to achieve your objectives over the next two years?
This prize money will allow me make an investment in enterprise skills by providing education and training of young people without entrepreneurial skills through seminars and workshops. By organizing leadership conferences and trainings involving mainstream youth and student organizations, youth providing leadership in political parties in Liberia will be mentored and trained before Liberia goes to her next post-war elections in 2017. Publicity will create awareness and provide education through dialogue and consultations with targeted beneficiaries.Publicity will also strengthen advocacy on governance and social inclusion and policy on control and ownership of resources and environmental control through organizing workshops and symposia.
Experience: Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered
I onced spearheaded a local initiative in 2004 after the conflict in Liberia where young people were involved into converting baboon sticks into mats for the building of makeshift homes and market booths since the cost of zinc and cements were too high.This was a skill I discovered from the interior parts of Liberia and took it to my community. I was also responsible to find the markets and customers to buy after producing the reeve made mats.
Are you are eligible to attend the Accelerator event in Cambridge and subsequent events in London, UK in January, 2015?