ENERGY AND INCOME POVERTY
Energy and income poverty are the greatest impediments to transformative, economic growth in developing nations, and are related. The misuse of natural resources, incautious environmental management, and the overuse of dangerous, polluting fuels, are increasingly, significant, contributing factors.
Driving poverty is the rate of unemployment, and lack of investments; in
- Energy systems, technology, innovation, skills development, and knowledge transfer;
- Infrastructure and systems to support vertically integrated, value-add industries; and
- Commercialization of production.
Value-add industries provide job creation, skills development, revenue chains, and platforms for transformative and resilient socio-economic development. Secure, accessible, affordable power is required to develop industries.
- The greatest investment deficits are in rural and remote areas.
- Urban areas receive 80% of the investments into energy and economic development.
- Sub-Saharan Africa has the greatest development gap of any world region.
AGRICULTURE AND CAPACITY BUILDING
Primary agriculture, livestock, horticulture, and fishing occupy 80% of the labour activities in developing nations; both for purposes of food security and basic income generation. Post-harvest treatment, and processing to create value chains and sustainable industries with revenue streams occupies less than 5% of the activities.
TDS specialize in capacity building initiatives around interrelated renewable energy, sustainability and industry development solutions in rural regions of nations seeking to achieve transformative growth.
‘FARM GATE’ TO COMMERCIALISATION
TDS have an integrated system of working with farmers, producers, cooperatives, communities, governments, educators, investment funds, financiers and market accessors, to facilitate;
- The development of commercially sustainable, vertically integrated, value-add industries around agriculture and fishing produce;
- The eco-design of industrial processing, and logistics and distribution facilities;
- The design and implementation of decentralized, (off grid and grid connected), energy, (and sustainability), systems to support industry developments.
We have extensive knowledge which includes managing public-private partnerships, ministerial and government relations, and finance and investor negotiations.
INVESTMENT FUNDS AND GOVERNMENTS
TDS may work with governments and investment funds to achieve project identification, pre-feasibility, technical scoping, feasibility studies, and financial modelling and design. We may project manage interrelated, low carbon power, sustainability, and industry development solutions that include knowledge transfer, and build human capital.
HUMAN CAPITAL AND POVERTY REDUCTION
We aim to work with investment funds, (for developing countries), that invest in the establishment of profitable and sustainable enterprises that contribute to innovative businesses, jobs and skills, and distributed economic benefits.
We may cooperate with multi partners who are ‘invested’ in projects that have the best potential for commercial success, and which ultimately aim at reducing poverty.
Resilience can only be achieved with interrelated energy and sustainability systems and investments in training and technology, and the systematic development of value-add industries which, create jobs and growth. Including renewable energy is fundamental to underpin and sustain economic advancement in emerging and developing nations.