WSIS Prizes Contest 2022 Nominee

Art and Technology for Climate Change and Green Social Entrepreneurship


(ACT4Green Social Entrepreneurship Education and Innovation

Description

Creating an ecosystem of value chain support in ICT, Creative Innovation among youth, schools and the farming community to adopt ICT4Agriculture to optimise using ICT as a entrepreneurship capacity building on ICT driver needed to optimise e-business, promote climate change awareness for the farming community and use schools in surrounding areas as mini research cottage centres so students are aware of what the farming members endure without ICT skills and the plight of Climate Change. Youth under the continuing Sisters Working in Film, Farming, Fashion and Technology Coding (SWIFT Codes) Initiative will lead in connecting all players to coordinate these ecosystem of capacity building in networking all groups to contribute in enhancing the following;
ICTs for education, ICT for Climate awareness, ICT for Agribusiness that can be used for the following specific targets; farm precision that will useful for weather forecasting and farm scanning using drones to scale the situation of crops which will in turn open an opportunity for data collection and analytics. IoT will be useful in matching producers with marketers, supply and logistics/distribution and retail. This is needed because most farmers have indicated that their produce gets spoiled because of market and marketing limitations skills which will be spread among youth as an attempt to close societal and digital gaps where schools are detached from their farming communities, farmers do not have ICT skills and youth have ICT skills but are not given an opportunity to contribute meaningfully to be part of innovative solutions especially in productive sectors.

Project website

https://geminstitutels.org


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4. Capacity building
  • AL C5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
  • AL C7. E-business
  • AL C7. E-learning
  • AL C7. E-employment
  • AL C7. E-environment
  • AL C7. E-agriculture
  • AL C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content 2022
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger
  • Goal 4: Quality education
  • Goal 5: Gender equality
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 13: Climate action
  • Goal 15: Life on land
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Coverage
  • Lesotho

Status

Ongoing

Start date

2022

End date

2023


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • Women
  • The unemployed
  • Remote and rural communities
  • Farmers, Women and Youth

WSIS values promotion

The WSIS values are promoted through inclusivity, diversity and mutuality to grow through an intergenerational approach in how ICT can influence collaboration.


Entity name

GEM Institute

Entity country—type

Lesotho Civil Society

Entity website

https://geminstitutels.org/