Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact
The impact of the project will be women being procative in social development at local community/rural area where they live in and simultaneously part take as responsible global citizens.
This project will result in women making ends meet to sustain their livelihoods. From weaving and farming they would be seen as bread winners for their families - generating economic rewards for themselves and their families. Bilum is now gaining popularity in Oceania region. Fresh vegetables are intended to be sold nationwide. Forest conservation is performing responsibilities as global citizens and access to Internet is a highway to expanding their own initiatives. Improving women’s access to technology has the potential to spur their economic advancement and stimulate broader economic growth. Setting up rural Internet centres in our rural villages is a technological innovation that can improve economic opportunities for the women.
Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing
The project aims to help low- and middle-income women in PNG, particularly in rural Chimbu, to advance economically.
Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. What might prevent that success?
The steps taken are;
1. To let women come out of their shells - be active partakers and utilise their potential.
2. Already, women have taken the right steps by mobilising themselves. From the weaving and farming activities they are selling their produce at the local markets. It however, is taking a little longer to sell all they produce. They women are looking at selling their produces nationally and regionally. I have arranged for a small commercial land to be the point of contact for their venture.
3. Land has been identified at three strategic locations in the district so that as many women as possible can be involved. Accessibility to electricity, road and availability of warehouses for produce storage is not a problem. A site for the first rural Internet centre has been identified and is within reach. The only burden is the women are financially handicap.
Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible
The expected results over the next three years would be;
1. From weaving the women would be able to market their products via internet to the globe. Already bilum is a marketable product locally.
2. From farming the women can be able to provide the nation with freash vegetables.
3. Forest conservation would simultaneously be undertaken at three strategic locations where farming is identified.
4. With setting up of Rural Internet services, we would be making a major contribution to help foster access to technolgies that will help improve and strengthen the economic livehoods of women in our locality.
If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?
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