TRIBZ.ECO/KIYOCAYO COMPASS CENTER TDZ-0

TRIBZ.ECO/KIYOCAYO COMPASS Center is specifically designed to orient local marginalized youth of indigenous traditional communities (ITCs) throughout Belize toward new emerging opportunities (NEOs) in biodiversity management, environmental security, and eco-tourism. Case studies have revealed the success of international ITC managed conservation programs and how these programs can play a vital role in climate change mitigation and adaption strategies disseminated worldwide. Based on our surveys of area biodiversity/biocultural importance as well as feasibility studies of ITC-based natural resource management schemes implemented throughout tropical regions worldwide, KIYOCAYO COMPASS Center was intentionally designed as a pragmatic, cost-effective & replicable solution to mitigate critical environmental and human development challenges facing Belize while preserving our natural and cultural resources for future generations to enjoy.
Name
OXAKU TEHU
Last name
KAXOXO II
At what stage is your proposal?
Implementation / On the market
What category/categories do you want to address with your idea?
Education
Describe the need or problem you want to address
The tropical rainforests biomes throughout the tiny nation of Belize generate a large portion of the Earth's oxygen, water aquifers, and biodiversity including flora used to develop new pharmaceutical breakthroughs and fauna including insects, reptiles, mammals, birds, etc. Limited financial and technical resources administered by the Government of Belize (GOB) and subsequent inadequacies in staffing, transportation, equipment, and professional capacity make government-managed conservation and protected area security efforts an impossible challenge without the mobilization of local communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
What is the main product or service you will offer?
The KIYOCAYO COMPASS Initiative is designed to advance nature exploration and conservation of threatened biodiversity such as the Yucatán Black Howler Monkey, Scarlet Macaw, Green Iguana, Jaguar etc., via implementation of an ever-evolving conservancy that services vital A1(a) Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) situated near the Cayo District Belize (CDB) / Petén Department Guatemala (PDG) border. KIYOCAYO COMPASS also utilizes efficient military-style rapid deployment strategies that employ scalable modular shelter units and off-grid technologies to support and maintain a network of sustainable compass centers and deployable satellite compass campgrounds. KIYOCAYO COMPASS Center also offers iC3 award-winning nature exploration and conservancy programs, capacity building workshops, retreats and special events that raise international awareness about our nature exploration and conservation operations throughout Belize and the Centro-America/CARICOM region.
Briefly describe the community or population that will benefit from your solution and how do you plan to involve them in the project
KIYOCAYO COMPASS Center is designed to directly benefit underserved indigenous traditional communities that occupy the rural border villages of CDB/PDG; the projects initial 4-year deployment is projected to proliferate new emerging opportunities (NEOs) in environmental science and security for students, academic researchers, ranger recruits and ecotourists from all backgrounds. The initiatives 2020-2023 pilot programs and core operations are projected to serve 450 beneficiaries directly and 2700 indirectly.
Does your proposal have a business model (i.e. strategy to generate revenue)? Please describe
Sustainability is built into the KIYOCAYO COMPASS organizational structure, in part through the “integration” of resources. More services will be provided, to address future needs and there will be less duplication of efforts. KIYOCAYO COMPASS Center utilizes Social Enterprise Modeling to create self-sustaining Social Enterprise Modules (SEMs) that charge fees for goods and services while diversifying the financial support for future projects and initiatives. TRIBZ.ECO has also secured the services of a fundraising consultant who is working with our board of directors to develop and implement a strategic fundraising plan that will incorporate an expanded annual giving program. This will allow us to expand our individual donor base to complement TRIBZ.ECO’s successful fundraising endeavors and help ensure the initiative’s financial future. Effective fundraising strategies will continually be examined to ensure continuity.
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Hi Oxaku, my name is Melissa. I am glad to read your proposal and your interest in contributing from your knowledge to the benefit of Belize. You have an excellent idea, and I think it has a lot of potentials. I leave here some questions and comments. Remember that the challenge invites you to develop business models that have a sales and sustainability strategy apart from generating a positive impact on society. Have you thought about what goods and services are you going to offer? To who? How much would they pay for this service or product? Try to capture within your ideas how your proposal helps to reduce the problem of crime and violence since it is the objective of this challenge. Remember that you have until January 12th to make changes to the platform, before the call is closed.
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