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PROPOSED EXPERIMENT Energy Malawi – Unique Value Proposition – Community Engagement and Feedback CONTENT: Lean Phase: Unique Value Proposition (revision) Assumption: That our solar product is addressing the wants, needs and affordability indices of the target customer segment. Enabling light, charging of phones and the repayment rates/systems (if on finance) are manageable. Time Period: 2 weeks – this will need to be run with PEV operations on the ground. Success Metric:...

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PROPOSED EXPERIMENT Energy Malawi - Channel Test CONTENT: Lean Phase: Channel testing Assumption: That it will be more cost effective and equally efficient to implement an automated ordering system for our solar products.  Time Period: 2 weeks - potential to run throughout all years and seasons, however. Success Metric: Success will be measured through the number of customers that engage with the proposed ordering system. CRITERIA:  Green Light - Proceed to Currency...

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Concept Overview, Problem and Endstate Concept This isn’t a new concept. It is exactly what we have been doing in Fiji and have planned and set up to do in Malawi. An experimental farm that will allow 10-20 crops to grow on an acre of land, increasing productivity by up to 8-10 times, yielding as much as 100kg of useable produce per day. Yes, I have checked and tripled checked, 100kg per day. In order to achieve this, as has been done in India, we need to have a defined...

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Everest Recycling Solutions is an ideated and trialled recycling and segregation business operating out of Dili, Timor. The business is currently registered as Project Everest in Timor-Leste. It is important to note that although we call ourselves ERS, our licensing obliges us to self-identify (in contracts, advertising etc) only as Project Everest. Licensing laws in East Timor don’t allow you to be licensed as one thing while “operating under” a different name. This is the situation as...

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The Malawi Agriculture Assessment Team focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the issues faced by smallholder farmers in Malawi. This was achieved by conducting the Empathise, Define and Ideation phases of the Design Thinking process. The key issues found revolved around most farmers only having one harvest per year due to lack of irrigation. This poses a threat to both food and income security as not enough produce is yielded during the dry season to provide sustenance to...

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Abstract The energy assessment team in Malawi were the first Project Everest group working specifically on energy in the country. Much of the task consisted of developing an understanding of the current state of energy supply and distribution in Malawi. The potential for off grid technology must be investigated through practical research and surveying. Barriers for off-grid renewables must be identified before continuing into ideation.   The preliminary researched consisted...

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I have been tasked with Game Master. Mostly because I have a reputation for being a nerd and enjoying gaming, but also because I have a keen interest in this space and in utilising this platform, we want to ensure that the points you accumulate also result in meaningful  contributions, comments, ideas etc.  So without boring you with the entire guts of the gamification system (and I am sure many would want to know the mechanics of it!), I want to give you a basic overview of the logic...

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While robots and computers will probably never completely replace doctors and nurses, machine learning/deep learning and AI are transforming the healthcare industry. This isn't a new concept and it already exists in a few forms, however, it is catered for the Developed World - as are most things. Machine learning is improving diagnostics, predicting outcomes, and just beginning to scratch the surface of personalized care. The aim is democratising healthcare by enabling everyone around...

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I have been engaging with random, hipster agricultural ideas on Kick Start. One of their ideas is the World's Smallest Garden. You get sent a bottle, a plastic tube with a "special smart soil" (with the nutrients and seeds contained) and then all you have to do is fill it with water. It uses a capillary action to lift water up to the seed. As the seedling sprouts, it sends roots down into the bottle which allows the plant to water itself. Young plants can survive for up to a month using the...

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Our work at Project Everest unites science, business, civil society and government in our efforts to solve the world's issues through the power of enterprise. We do this through empowering communities and partners alike to become a part of the solution to ending extreme poverty.  Together, our generation can end extreme poverty - I believe this to my core. On this front, we need to take a holistic view on a regions issues. Through an interconnected and "moonshot" business plan, multiple...

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Energy is the foundation of all future projects in all of our countries if we strive to set up exponentially effective social enterprises. Energy allows for light after dark, charging of phones, tablets, computers, the use of phones which in turn increases commerce opportunities and access to critical information in other fields of work; health, agriculture, education. The data to date indicates that 85% of people in rural communities in the Nancholi region (our main area of operation)...

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With the majority of the population being subsistence farmers, agriculture dominates the lives of most Malawians, with much of their time and energy being put into growing, harvesting, cooking and eating maize. Lack of crop rotation removes nutrients from the soil, forcing farmers to depend on expensive fertilisers and causing only one yield per year. Farming and agriculture are inherent to Malawian lifestyle, culture, and economy.  Eighty percent of the rural population relies on...

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Andrew Vild

Sydney, Australia

Joined this community on Dec 20, 2016

Bio A degree in Materials Engineering at the University of Wollongong and 5 years with BlueScope Steel have afforded me the superior problem-solving techniques required to manage large-scale Project operations and recruitment. I have lead teams in India, Uganda, Cambodia and Malawi and has coordinated multiple Projects, responsible for all personnel involved. An infantry officer-in-training with the Royal Australian Army, I am deeply involved in ensuring the success of our Ventures, overseas and at home.

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UOW

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Engineering

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Malawi

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