Proposed Project #1 -Technology Transfer and Training Center including Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) built in Ghana utilizing local materials, processes, and labor.

Physical and Intellectual Need:   A Technology Transfer Training Center that utilizes the Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) as the initial technology of interest that can be offered for meeting existing physical needs for job and intellectual needs while also being combined with a center to collect and teach the latest practices of available resources that can be transferred to the rural areas for agriculture, health, water sanitation, energy, and business practices.

Physical and Intellectual Impact Potential:   The focus of the Training Center will be on the collection, teaching, and implementation of the latest practices of available resources that can be transferred to achieve sustainable improvements in nutrition, clean water, energy alternatives, health, education, and economic self reliance through growing enterprises and creating sustainable jobs.  When appropriate, the Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) that will be built at the center that utilizes local materials, processes, and training from the new Technology Transfer and Training Center that can be used for new job creation as well.

The partner that Global Resource Connections will be working together with on the data collection, evaluations, and implementation of the Technology Transfer Center will be ACREST (African Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technology), a Non-Government Organization (NGO) that has already been successful in establishing ACREST Technology Transfer Training            a similiar Technology Center in Cameroon in photo example             Transfer Center.          shown with Waterpower                                                                 

Once completed, this center will equip attendees from the local villages with the vocational education and resources they will use to transfer to their rural areas that will provide sustainable solutions to improved food production, larger clean water sources, new energy sources, training to properly operate and maintain their BUVs, and more jobs created to allow attendees to provide better incomes for families.                                        Food Production Example (right)

Examples of projects that will be worked on follow in the next few paragraphs.  The majority of windmills introduced in Africa are high-tech and very expensive. These mills are generally used for pumping water, and in some cases for producing electricity.  In coastal and mountain areas, harnessing the abundant wind energy for irrigation is an efficient way to fight droughts, and increase food production.

Wind Power for Electricity photo (left)

In Africa, wind power could play a useful role for water supply and irrigation (wind pumps) and electrical generation (wind turbines or generators).  Wind power is a mature renewable energy technology that could be used for small and large-scale electricity generation.  There is substantial potential for deployment of this technology in Africa, especially along the coastal and mountain areas.Wind Power for Water photo(right)


When considering business as mission many vocational training options will be available once the center becomes a reality as well.  Existing small metalwork facilities in both rural and urban areas of Africa should be strengthen and provided with the skills and know-how, if poverty is to be eradicated.  Small scale manufacturing plays                                Fabrication Business(above)   

BUV Agricultural Transport(right)

a huge role in the livelihoods of women and men living in poverty in developing countries. Tens of millions of people -rural people who lack land and or adequate employment in agriculture, and urban residents who do not have formal employment – depend for at least part of their income on small scale, home-based processing and manufacturing activities. However poor people are also consumers of manufactured goods which are essential for their livelihoods.   Hundreds of millions of farmers, for example, require tools and capital equipment for their agricultural production.  As the majority of people look to the informal sector for their livelihood of opportunity, they are likely to be drawn into ‘micro and small scale enterprises.  Micro and small scale manufacturing enterprises typically include small metal workshops, home-based textile production, craft products and repair shops, delivery businesses, etc. 

INVESTMENT: $220,000  Project Funds Raised........$1,000

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