The New Beginning
The concept of a "reset" is predicated on the realization that outdated practices have had a negative impact on the livability of our planet, in all of its facets.
The steam engine, revered as the onset to the Industrial Revolution, set forth the linear operating systems and mindsets that have produced economics of scale. Simultaneously, it has triggered a shift away from circularity, succeeding at scaling linearity globally. Its impact have been felt wide and large across such existential areas as mental and physical illness and disease, economic exclusion, and a very palpable sense of futility, as confirmed by today's popular outcry for meaning and purpose, emphasized by a significant shift of the masses to the likes of organic nutrition and purpose-driven occupations. A new beginning therefore presents an opportunity to address existing challenges, whilst unlocking new opportunities for disruption and change, in an exercise of reimagining a new world.
In contrast thereof, and notwithstanding numerous exceptions to the rule, Africa has not been an active participant to the Industrial Revolution, as evidenced by the Continent's account of only 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Despite its role as a Global Raw Material Sourcing destination, the Continent has not benefited from its decisive role in fueling global economic capabilities.
The challenge ahead, particularly in the context of exports, is twofold:
to successfully decommoditize an unfavorable Commodity Trade system and replace it with Value-Added Trade mechanisms, that yield Value-Added Production & Manufacturing to deliver economic-inclusion and equity along the global Value-Chain.
to successfully leverage learnings of the past era in order to develop and implement sustainable and circular systems in tackling the issue of inequity and delivering on the purpose of manufacturing the greater good.
And therein lies the opportunity.
The volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous space for meaningful disruption and positive impact brings about a need for a reimagined institution of directionality and governance; an entrepreneurial and adaptable institution built on trust, quid pro quo and empathy. The key deliverable thereof being the ability to influence a pluri-lateral alignment in shaping and transforming ideals into tangibly improved realities.
As an International Organization, Kanangayi's commitment to empower, enable and elevate changemakers and therefore the World, is pillared onto the imperative of responsible innovation and growth within Africa's sectors of agriculture, energy, mining, trade and human resources, as key drivers of meaningful disruption and positive impact.
The causal and adaptive ties of Kanangayi's theory of change is rooted in our vision of a conflict-free world that fosters the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, a thriving natural world whose resourceful abundance nurtures minds and hearts, and a world in which each and everyone can leverage their innate talents to equitably cultivate seeds of well-being, fulfillment and prosperity for the better of People and Our Planet.
Underpinning the aforementioned theory of change and meaningful impact, is the keen observation that indulgence leads to unsustainable practices, while a functional mindset triggers circularity. A new beginning starts with an existential journey within to define our collective responsibility. To no longer mistake responsibility for power, is to handover a livable planet to future generations. As humankind is part of nature, our successful coexistence is dependent on our ability to functionally align with our Natural World.
This is the onset of Kanangayi's operational premise, and an empowering cause for a consistently undeterred optimism.
"With its vast agricultural potential, Africa’s agribusiness sector is predicted to reach US$1 trillion by 2030. Agribusiness will become the ‘new oil” on the continent, African Investment Forum participants said, fueling the motor of inclusive growth", as per the African Development Bank.
While the IFC adds that "Agribusiness contributes about 25 percent of Africa’s GDP and a staggering 70 percent of its employment. The continent is a top producer of many of the world’s best-loved products, including cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, vanilla from Madagascar, tea from Kenya, and fruits from South Africa".
The recent entry of the DR Congo into the Eastern Africa Community will further provide tremendous opportunity for commercialization of crops surrounding the Great Lakes region, in a dual capacity destined both for inter-African trade and inter-continental exports.
Ending the antiquated business model of raw-material trade and shifting to a Value-Added business model, means to deploy and rollout equitable trade measures. The African Continent is primed for a continued global responsibility to power and nurture the world through its farming capacity.
Transformative Value: Kanangayi enables the African farmer throughout the transformation of soft-commodities into semi-finished or finished goods, for local trade and global export, under the "made-in-country of origin" label.
Mining & Industry
Kanangayi's precedent-setting decommoditization initiative will directly and rapidly benefit 1.4Bn Africans whilst ensuring the global needs of 9.8Bn by 2050 are responsibly, equitably and abundantly met.
To that effect, our responsibility is to connect two Operating Systems by yielding improved Value-Chain positioning and availability of key resources in the form of semi-finished and/or finished goods. This requires effectively leveraging strategic partnerships both in terms of Preferential Origin and Value-Added Services.
From capacitors, batteries and semiconductors, to circuit boards and e-devices, the opportunity for meaningful disruption through Contract Manufacturing is ripe for a New Beginning.
The world is increasingly digital. African raw-materials readily power digital capabilities around the world. Yet, African raw-material wealth is still inequitably reflected and this is primarily due to the continent's positioning as a source of raw-materials for export, as opposed to a more self-evident and economically-inclusive Centre of Excellence.
In challenging the status-quo, Kanangayi advances the ideals of a Value-Chain repositioning.
Value-Added: Kanangayi enables the Artisan Miner and the African Industrial in the transformation of hard-commodities into semi- or fully-assembled e-components and devices, Made-In-Country Of Origin.
Environmental Restoration: leveraging our expertise in Environmental Engineering, for the purpose of safeguarding and increasing our Planet's carbon sequestration capabilities, we restore excavated lands, in partnerships with local communities and global industries.
Humankind is tied to the empowering inevitability of hope.
Hope for uncompromising ideals to be uninstalled and superseded with equitable realities.
The concept of a "fair trade" is a compromise. Like an admission of inability to achieve the ideals and thus settle for the lesser wrong. But fairness must be defined. And it's neither the farmer nor the child-miner that gets to decide what is fair. As such, the Kanangayi Solution is as unwavering as our commitment to the inevitability of shifting away from antiquated business models. Our decommoditization agenda makes way for Value-Added Trade.
We define Value-Added Trade as the trade of semi-finished and/or finished goods in the country or region of origin prior to export, whilst applying the rule of Preferential Origin for imports.
Whilst the world ages, Africa gets younger.
The entrepreneurial, driven and unrelenting cohort of young Africans and social-entrepreneurs of the World hold within them the responsibility to continually power the world of tomorrow, through rooted and equitable fairness, afforded with the principles and advantages of Intellectual Property, competitiveness and ownership.
Accounting for 80.8% of jobs, the African informal sector has, over centuries, molded Africans into innate entrepreneurs. Today, this way of life is led by its innately youth that is all too eager to break with the old ways and usher in a new era of new and equitable trade. Bridging two operating systems, Kanangayi equitably connects the African necessity, with the global opportunity.
Algeria has tremendous wind energy and geothermal potential, with wind potential forecast at about 35 TWh/year. And while the Continent has an average daily potential of 4.49kWh/kWp, the Sahel belt presents a ripe opportunity for long-term clean energy supply. The hydropower potential of the Nile Basin exceeds 20GW, while the Congo River's hydro potential reaches 40% of the continent's needs, at 40GW, each with tremendous room for improved distributed output.
"An energy system centered on renewable energy can help resolve many of Africa’s social, economic, health and environmental challenges. A profound energy transition is not only feasible, it is essential for a climate-safe future in which sustainable development prerogatives are met. Renewables are key to overcoming energy poverty, providing needed energy services without damaging human health or ecosystems, and enabling a transformation of economies in support of development and industrialisation", as per the Intl Renewable Energy Agency.
Partnerships: Kanangayi fosters innovative ecosystems of Subject-Matter-Experts to leverage Africa's potential in renewable energy, to sustainably and responsibly power the Continent.