HANDUP BRIEF FOR
Prime Minister of Fiji
A MODEL PROGRAM FOR SUSTAINABLE INCOME GENERATION BASED HUMANITARIAN ACTION
Five Year Projection
This is a USD380 million Proposal linking income generation and humanitarian action. It establishes the Total Care Foundation Fiji Incorporated (the Foundation) with UN-INMA as a community-based entity setting up and controlling five enterprises to be created by the Foundation. Operating these enterprises with the support of fifty (50) very experienced advisors will ensure a sustainable dividend income stream to the Foundation to fund rollout of humanitarian action; USD111.8 million for Humanitarian Action in the first five years, and over USD125 million in the next five years. Additionally, over USD97 million in wages will be created for Islander people in the first 5 years.
It is proposed that this humanitarian action in Fiji will strengthen hospitals and health services infrastructure and maintain the supply of needed health consumables, as well as increase education and employment opportunities and the overall well-being of the Islander communities. The Program also proposes forming an Emergency Psychosocial Support Network to psychosocially support communities affected by disasters and provide small rapid response teams capable of quickly assessing psychosocial need as well as interfacing with incoming aid agencies. Additionally, the Program entails redeveloping of a program for 300 at-risk Fiji youth at Montfort Boystown, and secondly, establishing a Smallholder Farming Cooperative with an associated micro-credit scheme, thirdly, creating a therapeutic community horse-based farm for transforming to wellbeing addicted Adolescents in Suva Fiji., and creating a Residential Wellbeing Centre of high degree set in a magnificent Island setting close to tropical forest and coral fringed beaches.
The Fertile Futures Program’s new Enterprises will generate 850 fulltime and 60 part time jobs for local men and women within five years, as well as 100 other jobs during the first 18 months infrastructure set up, with a flow-on effect of 5:1 in fulltime jobs generating 4,250 jobs for local people.
UN-INMA & Total Care Foundation Incorporated (TCF)
Supported by an extensive knowledgeable Local and International Team
Program Design & Facilitation:
UN-INMA & TCF
TCF & UN-INMA
TIMELINE OF FOUNDING HISTORY OF THE FERTILE FUTURES PROGRAM
For 1000s of years, the Natural Nurturer Tradition – folk nurturing social cohesion; caring for and respecting others and all life forms.
INMA energy (in ma : in (of/from) the mother)
1950s Percival A Yeomans - Evolving of Keyline with sons Neville, Allan and Ken for Water Harvesting & generating New Soil
Nurturer networks within and between villages and along clan lines – Pacific East Asia Australasia Region
1950s onwards - UN-INMA (Unique Nurturer Intercultural Normative Model Areas) - Evolving Natural Nurturer Networks in Pacific East Asia Australasia Region
Fraser House Therapeutic Community 1958-1967
Neville Yeoman’s first INMA - founded by Dr Neville Yeomans – son of PA Yeomans in North Ryde, NSW, Australia
La Parouse Indigenous Networks
1960’s linking up East Coast Australia
Self-Help Groups forming New Social Movement
28 Self-Help Groups form in Sydney including:
chums (care and help for unmarried mums)
inma nelps (with links to UN-INMA) (nelps – Nurturing Energizing Living Processes)
total care (from which emerged Total Care Foundation)
Total Care Foundation
Formed in Sydney 1968;
Incorporated 1969 in Sydney, 1998 in Victoria
UN-INMA Gatherings Festivals, Celebrations and Networking around Sydney 1968 – the Present
Watsons Bay 2,500
Centennial Park 15,000
Cotter River 15,300
Continually till the present
Establishing and or Using Community Markets
1969 Founding Paddington Bazaar in Sydney
1970s Utilizing Atherton Tablelands Markets Far North Queensland:
1971 Rapid Creek Project centred in Rapid Creek Market in Darwin, Northern Territory
UN-INMA Small Therapeutic Community Houses in 1970s
Links to Petford Community Farm, Petford, Queensland
UN-INMA Gatherings of the Natural Nurturer Networks along East Coast Australia 1970 onwards
1970-1972 Armidale NSW
1973 Grafton NSW
1973 Alice Springs
1973 Indigenous Networks emerging across Australia Top End
1977 Cooktown Gathering
UN-INMA Re-invigorating Well-being Networking around Sydney
During 1980’s, including commencing the documenting of Oral History of the Natural Nurturer networking; engaging in Action Research and oral history recording and enabling action in all associated gatherings from 1985
Linking up Indigenous Natural Nurturers through Pacific East Asia Australasia Region
Linking through UNPO (Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization)
Linking through UN Indigenous Working Groups
Informal Networks spreading through the Region
International Gatherings in the Top End
1992 Petford NCADA Gathering : (NCADA National Campaign Against Drug Abuse) Theme: Developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Drug and Substance Abuse Therapeutic Communities
1993 Tinaroo Gathering
1994 UNHR Funded Small Island Coastal and Estuarine Peoples Gathering – Lake Tinaroo
(Pre-Conference to UN Small Island Conference in Barbados in the Carribean)
1994 Star of the Oceans Gathering – Townsville, Queensland
1998 Small Island Anniversary Gathering Cairns (also 2000, 2001)
2000 – Manoora Urban Renewal Project
Natural Nurturer Islander, Mareja Bin Juda (deceased) plays pivot role in Manoora Urban Renewal Project in Cairns Queensland; links Manoora Aboriginal and Islander women who attended the 1992 Petford Gathering (see above)
2002 & 2015 Fertile Futures Macro Programs
2002 TCF and UN-INMA - commencing engaging on Thriving Nature – Thriving Human Nature Macro Programs.
2002 UN-INMA with Study Group in Thailand commences Action Research on Grassroots Natural Nurturer Networks
2003 UN-INMA Evolving a Rapid Response capacity in the Pacific SE Asia providing Psychosocial Support following Large Scale Emergencies
2003-2005 UN-INMA supports evolving of Psychnet formed as a Psychosocial Support Network through eleven countries in the Region with its secretariat at Philippines University, Quezon City.
2005 UN-INMA co-facilitates eleven-country Gathering in Philippines with follow-up 2005 Field Trip to Post Disaster Context in the Philippines
Fertile Futures Humanitarian Action Program
2015 Adapting of 2005 Macro Program as an aspect of the Fertile Futures Humanitarian Action Program based upon all of the above Natural Nurturer Traditions and Experience. Roll-Out based upon all of the above experience and nurturing process identifying Humanitarian Needs and People Resources for Humanitarian Action Rollout.
For Total Care Foundation Incorporated
C/O Simon Ritchie, Partner, KPMG.
147 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, 3000, Australia.
All Currency is expressed in US Dollars
The Program proposes the setting up of five enterprises compatible with Islander life-ways to create a sustained income stream for funding Fiji humanitarian action:
a. Chicken Production – producing 6.24 million chickens per annum
b. Pork Production – producing 170,000 pigs per annum
c. Living Earth Production – 20,000 tonnes of very fertile earth in the first year and 260,000 tonnes per annum after five years using Chicken, Pig and other effluent and waste. Also producing 1,000 tonnes of Kenaf for Pig Food in the first year and 10,000 tonnes per annum after 5 years
d. Bio-diesel Production and Bio-power Generation – 84,000 litres of Bio-diesel in the first year and 3 million litres per annum after five years; also producing 84 tonne of high-protein dried algae pig food in the first year, growing to 3000 tonne per annum in the fifth year; the Program becoming self sufficient in Bio-power, with excess Bio-power generation being fed into the Fiji Power Grid.
e. Eco Tourist Resort and Eco-Tourism Showcasing 35 superb features of this Eco-Program and the pristine Environment as a World Model
f. Residential Wellbeing Centre of high degree set in a magnificent Island setting close to tropical forest and coral fringed beaches.
The following diagram details the Program Roll-out Process:
LOCAL AREA PROVIDENCE PROCESS.
EFFECTS ON SOCIETY
Following is a list of the effects of the Program:
Injecting over USD49 million into the Health System during the first two years
Enriching all forms of Well-being in Village Life through the Humanitarian Action.
Improving the well-being of current and future generations. All industries and initiatives will be carried out in a sustainable, ethical and environmentally compatible manner.
Creating a growing middle class in Village Society, through employment and small business opportunities encouraging stability.
Improving Balance of Payments as a consequence of increased exports.
Civil Society Strengthening through setting up cooperative support between businesses and cooperatives and local people.
Taking Pressure off the Public Purse through Civil Society corporate cooperative economic activity and grassroots mutual help, lessening the need for government spending.
Increasing the government’s tax base as a natural flow-on from the increase in economic activity as a result of the Fertile Futures Program initiative.
The Foundation will support associated projects and industries that evolve with direct input from the local people. These include:
1. Fertile Futures Cooperative supporting the evolving of local smallholding Eco-Farms and providing micro credit for small eco-projects
2. Redeveloping the Piggery and Aquaculture Farm at Montfort Boystown, a residential college for three hundred at-risk youth
3. Kenaf (Hibiscus) plantations and Bamboo Forestry for bamboo shoots and timber
4. Establishing Fiji Seed Banks for food generating in Sub Tropical Africa
The Foundation controls all money received from funders. Dividends from the Enterprises will provide the Foundation an ongoing dividend stream to fund Humanitarian Action focusing on health, education, creating employment opportunities in local industry and grassroots initiatives as well as the overall well-being of local communities.
For each of the five enterprises and associated activities, the Foundation has agreements with over fifty (50) very experienced consultants who will form the Advisory Board of the Foundation and the Boards of the respective Enterprises and Entities. Consisting of fifty (50) University Professors, PhD holders and members of peak industry and professional bodies in their respective fields, some in the Consultant Group are known to each other and have worked together on international assignments in the tropics. Consultants have been selected because they understand and work well with the Program Framework.
Extegrity (short for Extensive Integrity) is an entity with a sixteen-year history in providing ecological guidance and support in the Region. Members of Extegrity will act as an independent Extegrity Board of Ecological Review for the Foundation’s Board on the ecology and environmental sustainability of all aspects of Program rollout.
ESTABLISHING RESEARCH INSTITUTES AND CENTRES
The Program will establish the following in Fiji:
1. The Fertile Futures Social Research Institute will engage in action researching all aspects of the Program’s processes and outcomes
2. The Sustainable Health and Wellbeing Institute
3. The Indigenous Tropical Medicine Institute
4. The World Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
UN-INMA with TCF are the Program Facilitators who have provided the following support:
a. Located and networked with the Consultants who will form the Program’s Business and Humanitarian Advisory Boards, as well as with the associated entities working with every aspect of the Program.
b. Obtained comprehensive information and advisory support from these Consultants.
c. Prepared all the very detailed Excel Spreadsheets for each of the Enterprises and other entities and Humanitarian Action, including the chicken production and feed schedules with guidance from the Program consultants (chicken production and feed schedules have been prepared by a team member with an Actuarial background and our Excel Spread sheet surpasses industry standards).
d. Prepared this Hand-up Brief and the Program Proposal, all of the Enterprises’ Development Plans, and all of the background documents.
e. Prepared the Foundation’s Corporate Structure, Probity Processes and Employee Share Option Program.
f. Worked with the locals and the Health Professional Advisors on Preliminary form and costing of the Hospitals and Health Services Rollout.
g. Prepared and written all the information on Total Care Foundation Fiji Incorporated, the Humanitarian Action Rollout Process, the Humanitarian Action Funding Application process, and the writing of the Foundation’s Constitution.
h. Prepared all of the Training, field resources and other resources to establish the Fiji Emergency Psychosocial Support Network (FEPSN)
i. Linked all of the Key Players with the aspects of the Program and to key members of the Advisory Groups.
j. Briefing Key Players on the wider resonant action of the Region during the past 40 years linked to the Humanitarian Action Rollout.
k. Arranged a series of no-charge meetings regarding the Program with KPMG Accountants and Freehills Solicitors – top professionals in Australia
l. Briefed and Liaised with the Program’s Collateral Providers and Funders
m. Held a series of briefing and orienting discussions with the three founding members of the Foundation Board
UN_INMA & TCF will also have an ongoing consulting, intercultural, and inter-village enabling/interfacing role within and between both the business and humanitarian aspects of the Program. UN-INMA has experience in interfacing First World pre-planned expertise with the more emergent context-based approaches of village people in the Region. The Group has worked within large and small entities in the Pacific East Asia Australasia Region including the UN. UN-INMA network people commenced as a consultancy to Presidents and Chief Executive Officers of Large International Business Corporations concerned about sustainability in a rapid changing world. The Networks’ skills in Futures Studies and intercultural interfacing have taken it into development work interfacing Business Enterprise with Humanitarian Action.
UN-INMA has established excellent rapport with Funders of Integrity who have given an acceptance letter undertaking to provide funding for the Program conditional upon on-the ground action.
A large number of Islander people and partner entities have been developing this Program. As well, this Program draws upon action research on Macro, medium, and micro projects in the Region carried out by many people over the last forty years. The Program development has drawn upon this experience and accumulated wisdom of over 40 years of grassroots humanitarian action through the Pacific Region.