"Hi Dear Adesina,
I am Michel Kaozi. I am an agriculturist, living in Canada. Born and raised in the D.R.Congo. I am founder of NGO called "Fercomex" and Owner of a new small private companies called "…"
The first London event in the 2011 Event Series will focus on "Business-Donor Partnerships for Development"Speakers:Gavin McGillivray, Head, Private Sector Department, DFID (Click for audio)Anne McCormick, Corporate Affairs Director, Diageo…See More
Opening Remarks: Clare Woodcraft, Deputy Director, Shell Foundation Panel Speakers: Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi, Head of Profession, Private Sector Development, Department for International Development William Asiko, President, Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and Chair, Business Action for Africa Dame Barbara Stocking, Chief Executive, Oxfam GB Natalie Africa, Executive Director, Business Call to Action Chair: Myles Wickstead CBE, Head of Secretariat to the Commission for Africa 2010 has been a year…See More
Dr Adesina Iluyemi Adesina expertise lies in mHealth & Telemedicine innovation and policy development. He has been contacted by influential international public and multilateral, and private and business organizations in this regard. He chairs the Global Health Commission of the NEPAD Council. He is a member of the Continua Alliance Working Group on Emerging Markets, Gerson Lehrman Council and named an Ambassador to Mobile Healthcare Industry Summit in 2011. He has been invited to speak in various national and international conferences and he is a member of multiple international organizations. He is serving in various advisory capacities with various non-for-profit and business organizations working on mHealth, eHealth, Telemedicine & Development. He is a Advisor and Co-Convenor eStrategies Africa on eHealth.
The concept of Global Corporate Citizenship as recenlty elaborated by Prof Schwab at the last Davos Summit should be adopted by private business organizations in developing countries. Efforts should be made by them to adopt the BOP principles in tackling health, educational and social problems in these regions.
How do we make the people in developing countries have access to the global goods of ICTs. There are many ways to achieve this but having access to a computer is surely an important one.
A solution to achieve this is probably a business one. An emerging trend is the low-cost technologies concept that is currently exemplified by the “low-cost laptops” projects. This trend catalyzed by Nicholas Negroponte's OLPC has started a revolution just within three years of its inception. OLPC, an educational open source project for school children in developing countries has encouraged commercial successes such as the Asus Eee PC and the Intel Classmate. At my last count there are over 20 low-cost laptop projects in the pipe-line. Even MNCs such as Sony, Dell and Acer have joined the race to serve the BOP market.
I believe that every single individual in this world should have a personal access to the internet, and low-cost laptops I believe should this possible. Even if everybody cannot afford one at the current prices ($200-$400), professionals like health workers in developing countries hitherto unable to access medical research material for patient care should be able to afford to buy one.
But in order to achieve the goal of one-laptop for everyone, efforts should be applied to drive more product, pricing and process innovations so that they can become more affordable.
We believe supporting entrepreneurs in developing countries is crucial to lifting people out of poverty.
We aim at providing Business Model & creating Opportunity for the poor, Under and Un Educated Youths, Training and assistance to young ENTREPRENEURS to help them to start their own industry for growth, be Self Employed to escape the endless cycle of poverty.
We have developed compact Mini machines (Plastics) affordable and convenient for the common people to start with a very small capital. The machine provides wide product range and many industry options to work with. We have been conferred by PLASTINDIA FOUNDATION with PLASTICON AWARD for the same.
We provide training and assistance to Entrepreneurs to start their own ventures in Plastic industry and also participate in EDP organised by Government and Non government organisations
I am Michel Kaozi. I am an agriculturist, living in Canada. Born and raised in the D.R.Congo. I am founder of NGO called "Fercomex" and Owner of a new small private companies called " Groupe M.K International.
I wonder if you will be interested to work together in way or the other on divers projects in Africa for the benefit of low income people.
May I crave your indulgence towards providing your perspective on this long question:
What’s your advice to someone, who has been doing so much to propagate BoP in his environment (please click on http://www.iroy.in/category/business/markets-for-poor/ for insight), which has a population of more than 112 million poor people; government officials/institutions contacted on adoption of the concept are either ignorant or don’t care about it; prospective local private sector ventures lack sectoral motivation; and it’s very likely that most related business models will succeed in the place?
I anticipate your early response.
No comments yet!
You need to be a member of Business Fights Poverty to add comments!