Sustainable Natitingou Benin West Africa Friday, September 29, 2006
I am also angry with the word or use of the word, frustrated would be good also, however also spurred on to action… hehehe
Sustainable Poverty is what I think the NGO want, then need good, never ending, never changing poverty with extreme problems, a.k.a. death at the end to help them collect donation. There has to be some real deaths to collect money, they need BBC and CNN to back them up with some controversial film footage.
Most NGO must have a SUSTAINABLE PROBLEM, one that cannot be inspected, one that cannot be expected to end; it must pull at the heart finding the donations, however never solving the problem, whereby the self-created need for them would end.
There are, - Sustainable
Sustainable Agriculture Sustainable Communities Sustainable Examples Sustainable Development Sustainable Conservation Methods Sustainable Farm Sustainable Yield Sustainable Rural Development - Referencing AIDS Sustainable Design Sustainable Economic Alternatives Sustainable Rain Forest Loggin Operations Sustainable Economic Growth Sustainable Yield Forestry Sustainable Fish Populations Sustainable Exploitation of Natural Resources Sustainable Growth Sustainable Resource Use Sustainable Fisheries Sustainable Development - UNICEF focuses on Sustainable Development Sustainable Market Niche Ecologically Sustainable Sustainable Model for National Success - George W. Bush Sustainable Population Sustainable Regrowth Sustainable Management Sustainable Health-Care System Sales Trends would not be Sustainable Sustainable by the Sea - Colombia Sustainable Production Limits Sustainable End to Hunger... Obasanjo, Olusegun Sustainable Living Sustainable Water Use
- The policy challenge of sustainable development consists of finding a path towards a positive social and ecological coevolution. - Richard Norgaard (1943 - ) U.S. author.
- Economic activity should not only be efficient in its use of resources but should also be socially just, and environmentally and ecologically sustainable.- (2) Warren Bennis (1925 - ) U.S. educationalist and writer. Beyond Leadership: Balancing Economics, Ethics and Ecology (co-written with Jagdish Parikh and Ronnie Lessem) (2)
I have just collected and peruse many concepts on the word Sustainable, helping myself by context of use to understand the world and the implications.
I think what is missing in this idea of the word Sustainable is the A-Z process that makes something Sustainable.
The word Sustainable deems that completion is required, demanded and inherent in the projects or programs.
Here in Natitangou, Benin the big issue-du-jour is SIDA in French and AIDS in English.
Ok, they come up with all these ideas… hehehe.
Abstinence Jusqu Au Mariage - Abstinance before Marriage Bonne Fidelite Reciproque - Fidelity Reciprocated Condoms ou Preservatifs - Condoms or Preservatives Depistage Volontaire - Voluntary Discover
This is the over-intellectualized marketing plan, forgot to give some photos, marketing plans is off the wall bad. Totally missed the target market…. Hehehe, too stupid to believe by me..
Yes, great idea, but…
- Who can afford Condoms… ? -
I only earn one dollar per day, and I want to buy something I need, not something that I do not need. I want, but think about it, do I need it, if I needed it, I would be buying it. Sustainable has to be economically feasible, or the NGO is feasible and the persons continue to have problems.
The sad part to me is AIDS or SIDA can be eradicated easy, test for free everyone on the planet. Tattoo, mark, scar mark them, someone mark everyone that has AIDS or SIDA, this will stop AIDS… Hmmm let me see your scar or tattoo, or prove to me, you have been tested clean.
Sustainable means to me, that a person sat down, goes throw all the deterministic causal relationships between the start to the end.
Boy wants to have sex. Girl agrees They go behind jungle to avoid parents. Have sex
How do the boy and girl buy condoms? Money..? How does this boy and girl buy condom whereby the whole village does not know they are having sex? Where does the boy and girl buy Condoms?
STEP by STEP Algorithm analysis The chain of events.
What stopped them from using a condom? Cultural, social, too fast, too expensive, not fun, ignorance.
Contrary to some myths perpetuated, people do know about condoms and AIDS, SIDA, it not new. In addition, either are photos, mostly myth perpetuation for benefits of mythmakers.
What are the stoppers, what stops this from working?
If I hear, read, or smell the world sustainable, it better be followed with examples whereby a person making 1 dollar per day can buy and afford. Otherwise I think it is just a self-preservation, self-proportioning never ending fund raising, make a job for ME program by someone driving a Toyota Land Cruiser.