High Value Efficient Models, the foundation to Common Sense Capacity Building
A friend of mine, Francis McInerney, in 2000 wrote a great book, Future Wealth, Investing in the Second Great Wave of Technology The book was primarily written for the developed world, but the simple rules Francis laid out, got me thinking. What if we applied these rule to the developing world , what would happen. We knew that the most efficient model was a pure grassroots model. We started Bicycles for Humanity and iEmpowerment , both were based on these simple rules and all we have done since then, follow the rules Francis laid out. Both these organizations scaled to be one the largest globally and we believe that by following the rules and having the right NGO and Funding partners anything is possible.
The rules developed by Francis in Future Wealth are very simple and easy to understand.
Internet and computer chips will continue to increase in speed, and technology will continue to shrink in size.
Devices connected to the internet in remote places like Karamoja have the same power as devices connected in major cities.
High value efficient organizations win and disrupt inefficient organizations.
Organizations are either Lead Balls, lots of overhead and tough to move in new direction, or like Soccer Balls, light and easy to move.
It is important to inflate the clouds of opportunity around you, this gives lift to yours as wells others and it attracts more people and value to the program.
These simple rules work and we at Karamoja.org , are implementing them at a very rapid pace with incredible success. Once ahead of the curve, we realize that the opportunity to create further value for the people is so enormous, that we decided with the local people to take this lead even further and launch Karamoja.org and believe that it will Lead Africa Forward, to drive value in Karamoja and then export services and skills to other parts of Africa.
Francis recently, began creating new models that ride on top of his existing rules, simple things like being an isolated cloud or organization in today's world is a very dangerous place to be. Key is having your cloud inflate and connect with other clouds, giving lift to all clouds or organizations . Most NGO's and Lead Ball organizations think of the world being just their cloud and the notion that they have a responsibility to inflate other clouds is not even on their radar.
In Karamoja, we understand our traditional way of life and we work hard to protect it. We also understand and recognize a new way of life, driven be an expanding internet and the notion of higher value opportunities and relationships. It is from this position that we drive forward on many fronts, inflating clouds and organization all around us, while growing local business's that are capable of competing and delivering services to a world class audience.
Leadership is more than just making it all happen, it is about sharing what we have learned with others in the hope that they can create opportunity and hope for their people. The Bicycles for Humanity program scaled on this simple set of rules and it scaled in Karamoja. iEmpowerment built for Karamoja has now scaled across all of Africa and keeps growing and in Karamoja, we are taking this program even further. Our tourism programs started in Karamoja, Kara-Tunga and the Tour of Karamoja follow this model, and they wil scale as will al the other program we are involved in.
High Value Efficient Models work and as we continue to develop and implement them in Karamoja.org we open even greater opportunity for our people and all who care about making a difference and new models of development.
This mindset of value add and making a difference, extends through all we do. Kara Tunga, our tours, new lodge and all staff understand the power of value add and making a difference. We simple extended this philosophy into all we do, and we know it will create a great experience for our clients.