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Flash Construct (FC) is a Social Enterprise structured as a multi-faceted consulting firm. Through private investment FC creates a model where private business is the backbone of a humanitarian cause. With this model all parties involved can gain from the end humanitarian product, enticing more business to participate in this innovative new social enterprise. Humanitarian Development is a key component to creating a better tomorrow.
Refugee camps are temporary models designed to supply the bare minimum in habitat resources to persons in need of a safe environment. Traditional models of humanitarian aid have a high success rate. FC focuses on the small percentage of locations where the traditional models, such as refugee camps, no longer function properly. When referring to refugee camps FC selects camps that have stagnated for eight years or more. FC defines stagnation as a time when the flow of refugees into and out of the camp has not been sustainable, and where the infrastructure, whether physical or social services, has not been able to properly sustain the population for eight years or more. FC’s initial projects will be the Dadaab Refugee Camps in Northeast Kenya where the benchmark for this model will be built. Through innovative new operating procedures, solutions can be found to rebuild the lives of refugees and displaced persons. A realist approach is used focusing on the resources and situations at hand, to find immediate solutions to help the refugee causes. FC builds financing for its humanitarian wing through for profit businesses. There is a finite amount of aid monies in the world which FC does not view as a reliable operating constant.
With the proper marriage of public and private sectors involved, a positive outcome for the inhabitants of these areas can be created. A sustainable life cycle of betterment though motivational driven life changes. The key is sustainability. Remove the forced dependency on provided aid for survival. By implementing plans for job creation and bolstering the current education programs FC will give occupants of its projects the tools to succeed. The key to these platforms are perception catalysts. A perception catalyst is a concept to open the preverbal mind’s eye to a new idea, the concept of attainment through motivation. The adults can be given the potential to attain jobs, the motivational hunger to drive and succeed. Through these steps the inhabitants of their areas can reach out and better their own lives, buying and building solid roofs above their heads, providing food for themselves and their family, the empowerment of a community. Through these steps FC will to create a positive and sustainable lifecycle.
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On the 15th and 16th of October 2013, Viridis Africa hosts their third Clean Technology conference at Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg, South Africa. The event is dedicated to the introduction of clean technologies as well as associated business/investment opportunities.
The intention of Viridis Africa is to bring together investors such as Inspired Evolution, Sterling Waterford Securities, Lerako Metier, the IDC, Curatio Capital, Vantage Capital and the Technology Innovation Agency and entrepreneurs from Africa and the rest of the world, to jointly explore commercial initiatives in green technologies.
The program includes the presentation of 20 projects of business initiatives, ranging in size and scope and encompasses priority areas such as bioenergy, hydro, wind power, green chemistry, recycling, water treatment, desalination, amongst others.
According to conference organiser, Suza Adam, managing member of Spindle Communications, “principals who would present their business opportunities at this event would have the audience of numerous local and foreign investors who have $300 Million available for investment into these various initiatives (Solar Energy – Bio Energy – Waste Energy). Investors would include venture capital, private equity, project and corporate finance outfits and others dedicated to the clean tech sector. Also included are major companies who seek strategic alliance and acquisitions.”
“Additional business proposals are invited from clean tech sub-sectors including clean energy generation (wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, clean coal technologies), storage (fuel cells, advanced batteries, hybrid systems), efficiency (smart grids, waste heat recovery), water & waste water (water treatment, water conservation, waste water treatment, desalination) and recycling and waste (recycling, waste treatment, organic matter, plastics) etc.” says Adam.
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