A comprehensive Approach to Sustainable Development and Peace
Lead Engage Act Participate
We must LEAP out of the broad challenges in innovative ways
Ethiopia can LEAP into a high plane, walking or even running is not adequate to achieve the critical changes the country needs. Leaders can Engage millions of unemployed people including professionals and Act on Programs to stop
STUNTING of children,
Shortage of Essentials
Crowding in cities
Fast-tracked hands-on skill transfer applied in
building new planned complete cities and infrastructures,
harvesting water and energy
will create jobs, stimulates the economy, earnings and solves problems. Resource planned to patch existing cities will build new cities three times cheaper.
STUNTING of children is the most dangerous and urgent problem for Ethiopia. According to Ethiopian Gov and UN reports 38% of Ethiopian children are growing stunted - lacking full development of their minds and bodies. It means the country's next-generation could be non-productive. More
ETHIOPIA the water tower country in Africa with 120 billion cubic meters of fresh water every average year must not have water-related problems. We can mobilize the country and solve WATER with shovels, hoes and available tools.
4EPR team is working with Country's leaders and institutions to engage people for productive and sustainable growth
LEAP INNOVATIVE ACTIONS
For expanding the current changes in the country into broader economic gains in all peoples’ lives.
Raising peoples’ awareness to collectively map the way into an improved standard of living for all.
For modifying the education system that is keeping people unemployed into practical learning testing and applying on real-life needs for instant application.
For expedited transitioning of people from predominantly subsistence agriculture into vibrant and diversified economic systems.
For moving people out of horrible conditions in thatched-roof homes and sharing water with animals into safe clean zero-energy using sustainable homes and brighter lives.
For raising training systems beyond STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) into practical desirable and viable actions working with people.
For growing the national economy of over a hundred million people country into Trillions of dollars value by engaging millions of poorly deployed resources in efficient and sustainable production systems.
Ethiopian People are determined to stand for better life - 4EPR Shows to How to Get There
Ethiopian people can pull out of poverty, hunger, over 50% unemployment, suffering from preventable diseases, forced migration and threats of famine in a few years through united action. These root causes for the current unrest will continue unless fundamental changes that address all the above issues are addressed. This website presents concrete ideas on how to go about solving the problems across the country. The website and the accompanying book presents the historical root causes of the crisis, sets actionable and tangible goals and outlines the steps on how to get universal engagement for achieving sustainable change and reaching the goals in few years.
LEAP IS INNOVATION
LEAP is about a series of doable, feasible and affordable economic and social reforms that must be triggered to reach every citizen concurrently across the country.
LEAP is required to open doors for millions of unemployed graduates and youth; to save stunting children; to relieve our crowded cities from continuing to be under siege; to engage the population to emerge into high productivity programs. The leaps are required to sustain the momentum of change in the country and to bring socio-economic upheavals.
70th Anniversary of Human Rights
10 December 2017 – The United Nations on Sunday kicked off in Paris, France, a year-long campaign to honor the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary.
Let's use it to advance SDGs
The 4EPR approach is the most practical and expedient way of achieving the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights Article 25(1) for millions of rural people and others living anywhere:
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, and housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 25(1)
4EPR book is available in Amharic and English
The Amharic book was discussed at Addis Ababa University. To watch four videos of the discussion in Amharic language click the links below:-
PART 3 VIDEO : Bantyehun's Overview
PART 4 VIDEO : Questions and Answers
4EPR Presentation sessions at Ethiopian Universities had resounding feedback
Thank you for your pioneering initiative bringing our country to a better stand tomorrow.
4EPR is the Tool for Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The application of the 4EPR approach in a developing country will help accomplish most of the 17 proposed sustainable development goals in a more certain and tangible way. READ MORE ...
Innovation is intersection of Consumer Desire, Technical Feasibility and Business Viability
Million People March
Addis Ababa 23/06/2018
Achieving Progress Near
The new Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed and his team has created a vibrant atmosphere for all people to work together and emerge out of poverty.
People united can build infrastructures, for harvesting and using resources to make a better life in diverse sectors.
Ethiopians united will emerge out of the current and future crises in few years
Solidarity with People of Ethiopia
In this 70th Anniversary year of the Universal Human Rights Declaration, the Ethiopian people need solidarity from the Diaspora, and from all friends around the world in their struggle to achieve basic human necessities.
Change that engages People in High Productivity tasks is only solution for Ethiopia
Over 40 years of doing same thing left over 80% of population in rural areas without clean water, electricity and key essentials to quality life.
So called "Double digit growth" didn't lift Ethiopia from being 173rd country in Human Development ranking. The country needs multi-fold growth that needs production and consumption growth in all economic sectors and NOT only in Agriculture.
Best moments will come if military drops its guns and work with the people for improved life - a complete home for every person coast to coast.
Ethiopia's external debt at 240 USD per person is less risky and attractive for investors.
Every person can make 10 times with better tools for better life
These work styles
must be changed
Stop Soil Erosion
In Ethiopia fertile top soil is washed away in Billions of tons each year without people noticing the damage.
“Ethiopia is more than 50% highland, and 60% of the people live in the mountains where the soil is more susceptible to erosion and degradation. Erosion is caused by people who’ve been forced to encroach into the forests and onto the steep slopes for cultivation due to high population density. This erosion leads to annual loses of 1.9 billion tons of soil. And it’s believed that 27 million hectares of Ethiopian land have already eroded.”More
The mission of 4EPR is to help people transition themselves to a stage where everyone has the awareness, the education, the capability and the opportunity to earn a sustainable and improved standard of living through the application of productivity revitalization programs and tools.
The five major 4EPR programs for improving productivity are:
raise awareness or educate fast track training.
urbanization - build sharing communities
industrialize and diversify economy
modernizing agriculture, and economy
managing the environment.
4EPR approach shows the processes and the working steps on how different regions in a country can concurrently apply the programs.
TEN GOALS OF 4EPR
To build a fully functional country that provides its people a good standard of living, healthy, enjoyable and peaceful life. The goals will be achieved through all peoples' full engagement and multi-fold increase in productivity in a diversified sustainable social and economic system within a period of 20 years.
Productivity Improvement solves Poverty and Brings Peace
Low Productivity means not enough or no surplus
People are Poor
Poverty and Scarcity leads to struggle for control and Power
Power control leads
to Race wars
Resources used for military and security taking away from development
High Productivity means more output or surplus
People produce enough
Prosperity or no-scarcity leads to peace no control of Power
People care less about Power control leads to
social harmony of races and religions
Resources used for more development and less for security and military
90% of a country's economic activity occurs within its boarders. In other words, for every product and service produced in a country, 90% of the consumers are in the country. Demand and supply grow together. Therefore, if productivity of the people rises in every sector, people will earn more and spend more for all the goods and services to lead a better standard of living and the economy grows.
TOOLS - TECHNOLOGY
how can we pay for them to boost productivity?
We buy and bring in the tools and technology to produce more, build more and improve lives and standard of living. Once we have plenty of food and beautiful facilities, we invite the world for good time. We host them, treat them and feed them in beautiful hotels, restaurants, resorts and entertainment venues. The money they bring for the good time will pay all the debt spend on technology and tools. Win-Win without aid money.