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Equipping diverse communities

The host community need to be given the capacity socially and economically to welcome and support the incoming group

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What problem does the idea help to solve and how does your solution work? (2,000 characters maximum)

The specific/ targeted group is the recipient. This group usually is native and owns all the resources and the properties in the surroundings. The native individuals always produce in an amount which only is sufficient to them hence unable to support the joining individuals. . This idea is trying to solve the problems related but not limited to: employment and skills development, food, settlements, temporary resource ownership, decision making etc. Root causes 1. Strict rules and regulations at the host country/ area of administration In most cases, the displaced people lack some of the rights in areas of destination, a typical example is right to ownership, right to elect and be elected etc. Raising social awareness to the host group might help to change the mindset of the host community. 2. Limited resources. In well established communities, population of the area depends on the available resources. The resources may be in form of land, housing, food etc. Equipping the host group to produce more, town planning and effective utilization of land will try to solve the above-mentioned challenges 3. Poverty of the host community 4. Selfishness of some members in the host group Some members may not feel the difficulties the displaced people do experience. This may be solved through social awareness 5. Poor technology Using technology in production will ensure food security for both groups and employment to both individuals

Geography of focus (500 characters)

This idea targets the western regions of Tanzania which receives a number of political and social immigrants from neighboring countries like Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Burundi.

Building Bridges: What bridge does your idea build between people on the move and neighbors towards a shared future of stability and promise? (500 characters)

The idea tries to capacitate the host community so that it remains stable even after receiving the joining group. After joining the stable and welcoming hosts, the displaced individuals will feel secure, sense of belonging, and it will facilitate them quickly forget the bitter experience they have faced

What human need is your idea solving for? (1,000 characters)

This idea is trying to solve a range of human needs to fulfill Joy, hope and dignity. 1. Basic needs. The hosting community being in the state of having more than sufficient, it will be easy for it to give and help the joining group. The support can be in form of food, water shelter, clothing, security and safety. 2. Psychological needs Immediately after displacement, the displaced individuals may be psychologically unstable due to unpreparedness. A warm and a friendly welcoming by the host group will make the displaced individuals feel the sense of love and belonging. Starting a new life, in new places and start developing some new positive relationships, will help them with feeling of accomplishment and prestige 3. Self fulfillment needs Having the above-mentioned needs, now the displaced group will attain the self-actualization stage, where individuals will achieve their full potentials including creative activities

What will be different within the community of focus as a result of implementing your idea? (1,000 characters)

The expected results for this idea is to create a self sufficient community which will remain in equilibrium even after the addition of other extra individuals. This idea transforms the hosting community socially and economically to support the joining group. The idea will reduce poverty and hunger through integration of technology in agriculture and food production, transform the mindset of the host group to sympathize and acknowledge the difficulties being experienced by the incoming group, reduce conflicts between the groups due to limited resources, create employment and resilience in the hybrid community. Safety, security and resilience will determine the success of the idea. Instability within the community will mean its unsuccessfulness

What is the inspiration behind your idea? (1,000 characters)

The hosting community must be first changed for it to accept and host the displaced community. The author believes, no matter how best the displaced group might be, if there's no acceptance and the will to host the incoming group, peace and harmony will not be fully realized. It's therefore very important to manipulate the host community so that it is used to welcome and host the displaced community

Describe the dynamics of the community in which the idea is to be implemented. (1,000 characters)

The targeted community in which the idea is to be implemented consists of largely farmers, above 60% of the total population. But also there are fishermen, workers and traders. Potential users benefiting most from this program are farmers. These farmers will mainly focus on the production of cereals, oil seeds and horticultural produces for sell and food consumption

How does your idea leverage and empower community strengths and assets to help create an environment for success? (1,000 characters)

The western regions of Tanzania which regularly receive the displaced individuals, are long known for their efforts in agriculture. The author still believes if they will be capacitated in technology used in agriculture and social awareness, the joining communities will be ensured of peace, safety and security

What other partners or stakeholders will work alongside you in implementing the idea, if any? (1,000 characters)

No other partners, will work with some contractor when need arises

What part of the displacement journey is your solution addressing

  • Arriving and settling at a destination community

Tell us how you'd describe the type of innovation you are proposing

  • Systems design: Solutions that target changing larger system

Idea Proposal Stage

  • Blueprint: We are exploring the idea and gathering the inspiration and information we need to test it with real users.

Group or Organization Name

Shambani agripreneurs and agronomic consultations

Tell us more about your group or organization [or lived experience as a displaced person?] (1000 characters)

Shambani is a non-profit Agribusiness enterprise that produces food crops, provides training to help smallholders grow their way out of hunger and build lasting pathways to prosperity. We serve smallholder farmers. In everything we do, we place the Farmer First. We measure success in our ability to make more farmers more prosperous. We envision a future in which every farm family has the knowledge and means to achieve big harvests, support healthy families, and cultivate rich soil. As the idea focuses on farmers, this organization is the best fit for the project and meets our organisational goals. We as an organization, are connected to the community since we serve them with agronomy consultations and marketing

Type of submitter

  • We are a registered Non-Profit Organization

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Organization Headquarters: City / State


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Photo of Marie-Noëlle. RUBANGIZA

Bonjour, bonne initiative car c'est important.