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ERO (Ensemble Reduisons nos Ordures) Let's reduce our garbage together.

ERO is an online platform that help the citizens and the local authorities locate all the dirty places of the country.

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Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

Our country is crowded with places where lots of rubbish are piled up without anyone feeling concerned. Our project is an online platform that will provide real-time mapping of all these places to warn local authorities and local organizations that work for the preservation of the environment.
The idea is to also encourage every citizen to act for the protection of our environment by making them whistleblowers of unhealthy places through our platform.

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

The beneficiaries of this project are the country and all its population. Through this plateform we will have a cleaner environment and a more beautiful country. And the reduced rubbish rate will be an asset for a better health for the population.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

The particularity of our idea is that it makes every citizen a protector of our environment. In fact each citizen, with the mobile app, will be able to publish online pictures of unhealthy place of the country which he will see. These photos will be automatically geolocated on our map and users will automatically receive alerts to act.
This information can not be manipulated because the verification of the authenticity of the images will also be done by the users themselves.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

ERO will be the first soluton developed by SECTESTER, a start-up, not yet registered, whose objective is to develop IT solutions that address the problems of Africa.
www.facebook.com/sectester225

Expertise in sector

  • 1-2 years

Organization Filing Status

  • No, but we plan to register in the future.

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

The African population is growing faster and we produce more and more garbage. I believe eliminating this garbage from our cities and houses is the first step towards proper management of our garbage, which is becoming more and more numerous. This avoids many diseases that usually affect populations that do not have enough money to afford decent living environments.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Planet is influenced in bad managment of the garbage produced by the population in Cote d'Ivoire.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Engransey Gerard Philippe: The designer of the projet.
Aman David : The head of the programmer team composed of two developpers.

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

The strengths of our community are its youth and the growing use of smartphones and the internet.

Geographic Focus

All Ivory Coast and then all Africa.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

12 months

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Photo of Shikha Dixit
Team

Hi, Isaac!
Your idea is really innovative and tries to address a key challenge using citizen stewardship. I really liked the individual-centricity in your project. In New Delhi, there was a similar move wherein the general public was requested by the government to click and post photographs of waste dumps using an app so that the authority could act immediately. I think, as a key strategy, you may consider using your app as a feedback loop for the citizens as well as the local municipal authorities. This will make the approach multi-pronged and in a way, further sustainable.
I would also request you to review our idea. Since, we are targeting similar issues, your inputs would be most valuable. Many thanks!
Best Wishes,
Shikha

Photo of Isaac Tra
Team

Thank you for your feedback.
I really don't know how things work here. Can you please tell me more so that I can be helpful

Photo of Shikha Dixit
Team

Dear Isaac, Many of Government programs fail to reach the target groups due to the weaker monitoring system. Maps and geo spatial media can be harnessed to build community responsiveness and monitoring in various Government programs. We have demonstrated this in our EcoEyes project! Best wishes for your endeavor.