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Ibrahim Nuhu of Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

Making the state clean from plastic waste and creating job opportunities for youths in “LEDA JARI” program

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Unemployed youths will be registered and licence to a company so that every day they can go around the streets  and houses in search of plastic waste, collect and bring back to the company for recycle and based on the number of kilos you will be paid either monthly or weekly.

Idea Title

Leda Jari as a means of job creation for youths and environmental cleanness

Company / Organization Name

Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD)

Website

www.citad.org

Where are you / your team located?

Kano, Nigeria Africa

How does this Idea redesign unrecyclable small format plastic items that often end up as waste?

The recycling company will have sections and units, some of which will take care of unrecylable small format plastic items which will be managed and disposed effectively with no or less harm on any living organism on the surface or marine. This can be achieved by adhering to the rules and regulations given by the relative government agencies and by regular consultation with environmentalists and other experienced people at the level of state and federal government.

Which use cases does your Idea apply to?

Case 1 Single-use sachet for liquid consumer products Waste collector in Pune, India Case 2 Bottle caps and tear-offs

In what geographical context or area does your Idea plan to operate / solve?

Kano state, Nigeria

How do you envision scaling up your Idea?

The residential areas,market areas and other firms are within the reach of our employees and the youths will be distributed or posted according to the high dense and most generated plastic waste areas like market places to be constantly visiting the ares for collection of generated plastic waste so as the area will be clean with very less plastic waste, the occupants will be enlightened to be using waste container to be positioned in every lagoon and street of the area for easy collection.

At what stage of development is your Idea?

  • Research & Early Testing: You are exploring an idea, gathering inspiration and information needed to test it with real users.
  • Prototyping: You have conducted some small tests or experiments with prospective users and will continue developing idea through these tests.

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea and working with the Think Beyond Plastics Accelerator Program will help to accelerate your solution.

The goal is " Making Kano metropolis clean and free of plastic waste Effective application of this idea will bring environmental sanitation as most of the waste we are generating is a plastic waste, so the government will spend less in that aspect and it will reduce burden on it. Secondly, the idea will be a job creation for thousands of unemployed youths, this helps in reducing down the insecurity and terrorism activities which nowadays is very rampant. Also it will boost the state's Economy.

Please describe from where your Idea emerged

This idea emerged some years back because the then goverment leadership has introduced a similar idea but with no emphasis. Just last month i was opportuned to celebrate a world campaign on 28th May, 2017 organised by OpenIDEO, i participated fully by organizing an event here titled "How might we get products to people without plastic waste" and shared some experiences,pictures and videos plus texts of the event to the OpenIDEO using #tag in Tweets and Facebook platforms. It's area of interest.

Tell us about your work experience

Yes, i work in the area of entrepreneurship and i conducted some projects on this area, like WeTech (Women in Technology) aimed at training women on ICT entrepreneurship skills supported by MacArhur.

Please describe your legal and organizational structure

CITAD is a non-governmental and non-profit organization that is committed to the use of ICT for development and promotion of good governance Legally.
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"I am Ibrahim Nuhu from northern Nigeria, a Hausa by tribe. What part of the world are you? and race? Let's be a good friends so that we can mutually benefit each other. I need your contribution on the idea " Making the state clean from plastic waste and creating job opportunities for youths in “LEDA JARI” program" Thank you."

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"I am Ibrahim Nuhu from northern Nigeria, a Hausa by tribe. What part of the world are you? and race? Let's be a good friends so that we can mutually benefit each other. I need your contribution on the idea " Making the state clean from plastic waste and creating job opportunities for youths in “LEDA JARI” program" Thank you."

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A very nice and interesting idea. African countries and some ancients countries should copy and apply for it. It will definitely change our ways of life to the positive directions.@user,@contribution