AI Chronic Disease Management and Shared Care Services in Saint Kitts and Nevis

  1. The prevalence of chronic diseases not only poses a threat to personal health, but also has severe impact family finances and damages the national social resources .
  2. The accessibility to medical information in Saint Kitts and Nevis is relatively lacking, and public awareness of self-care are likewise insufficient.
  3. The huge amount of manual work required in medical administration affects the efficiency and quality of care in Saint Kitts and Nevis.
  1. Through introducing the mobile Personal Health Record (mPHR), a nationwide cloud platform service from Advmeds, to Saint Kitts and Nevis. We hope to improve the health of the local people and integrate digital medical care.
  2. The health data would be shared with medical institutions to develop medical AI health data processing mechanisms and offer personal management suggestions and health education information. Furthermore, the participants can be part of the process of health promotions, health management, and health care through mPHR.

Advmeds CO., Ltd.

  1. Advmeds was established in 2016. They have won plenty of competitions and awards in Taiwan, including the Kaohsiung Model Enterprise Pilot Award, the Cloud IoT Innovation Award, and the Honor Award of Golden Torch Award Selection, etc.
  2. Advmeds also has many years of experience in developing and promoting smart medical care systems. They have participated in the Tuberculosis management project by World Health Organization (WHO).

Introducing probiotic and IoT technology to Belize to improve its agriculture and fishery with the example of plant-straws.

  1. Global warming has had a huge impact in Belize, where rising temperatures and the average rainfall affect crop cultivation and the economy.

 

  1. Following Belize’s new restriction on plastic straws, Agriforward plans to import manufacturing plant straws technology and microbial technology in local agriculture and fishery. The project is estimated to help Belize solve environmental problems and to create a new export product to build a more resilient economic industry.

Phase1: International Cooperation

  • In 2022, Agriforward will conduct market exploration and connect business opportunities. We plan to give the local people 2 million free plant straws to experience the new product while also completing market research.
  • Soil samples will be shipped from Belize to Taiwan for research and cultivation of photosynthetic bacteria. After the cultivation in Taiwan is completed, the photosynthetic bacteria will be sent back to Belize for large-scale cultivation.

 

Phase 2: Expanding business cooperation and demonstrating plant cultivation in Belize

  • We will continue to scale the market of plant straws, and introduce digital marketing material databases into Belize.
  • The photosynthetic bacteria and the IoT equipment will also be brought to Belize in this phase.

 

Phase 3: Expand the planting scale and build an automatic production factory to expand the export market

  • We will use the funding to establish a local production base and build a trading company in Belize, which will target the North American and Latin American markets.

Agriforward Co., Ltd.

Agriforward is the first social enterprise to solve food and agriculture sustainability problems with scientific methods in Taiwan. We address conflicts between humans and the environment through scientific, food design, and advocacy.

Information and communication technology education training program for supporting Paraguay’s teachers and students in remote rural areas during the post- pandemic.

In Areguá, San Lorenzo, Mariano Roque Alonso, Puerto Antequera, and Eusebio Ayala in Paraguay, people lack of resources and also led to a serious digital education gap.  The teachers and students don’t have a chance to use intelligent equipment in education.

  1. Provide multimedia online courses to 2,250 children in partner schools:

Hire five teachers to receive multimedia teaching training, and regularly conduct extracurricular multimedia online courses after negotiating the time with the cooperative schools. The courses’ contents will focus on Spanish, Guarani and children’s rights.

 

  1. Provide multimedia and remote teaching training for 200 teachers:
  • Create contracts with consultant companies to develop training programs certified by the Paraguayan Ministry of Education
  • Purchase 40 desktop computers for teachers who don’t have one.
  • Train teachers on different teaching methods for remote and multimedia courses through Google Classroom.
  • After courses end, the teachers will get a certification.

Good Neighbors Taiwan

Good Neighbors is an international humanitarian development NGO founded in Korea in 1991. In 1996, it obtained the General Consultative Status of the United Nations Economic and Social Council and has offices in about 50 countries around the world. Good Neighbors Taiwan was established in July 2019. Mainly committed to the advocacy and education of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, we also support and care for vulnerable children and high-risk families, assisting the autonomous development of communities in developing countries. We are partners with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan ICDF, New Taipei City Government, and the National Taiwan University Children and Family Research Center.

Coding talent training program in Belize

  1. The demand for industrial digital transformation and talent cultivation is urgent in Belize.
  2. The current secondary education system in Belize only provides basic IT training, and very few students have advanced IT learning opportunities. We concluded that:
  • It is difficult for schools to obtain advanced information applications and program educational resources
  • Teachers lack the ability to teach programming and guide students
  • Local schools lack motivation to provide education programs
  1. To provide students with more channels to use intelligent equipment, the Coding Nations will assist 50% of the middle schools in Belize to establish coding courses and transform the schools into Coding Secondary Schools.

 

  1. We will co-organize teacher training courses with local schools, and also provide localized teaching material. Teachers will improve their ability and knowledge through training courses. At the same time, we will hold national science competitions and certifications to guide schools to establish digital application clubs and development goals to encourage students to obtain a Coding license.

Coding Nations

  1. Coding Nations believe that Coding is a language that students nowadays must learn. Through our Coding programs, children can fully use their imaginations in the information world and cultivate innovation, logic, and problem-solving skills.

 

  1. Since the first class in 2016, 110 primary schools in Taiwan have become Coding Primary Schools. On top of that, we have cultivated 1,200 Coding teachers and provided 34,611 students with regular Coding courses.

Guatemala Coffee Industry Value Added and Small Farmer Entrepreneurship Program

  1. Owing to the impact of climate change in recent years, many agricultural products in the Latin American and Caribbean Region have suffered from many diseases and insect pests. This shock from climate change has resulted in problems including low yield and excessive use of pesticides; for example, the “Coffee Leaf Rust “destroyed more than half of the coffee crops in Central America, and 85% of crops in Guatemala were affected.
  2. Guatemala lacks innovative and systematic agricultural management systems, which indirectly leads to a vicious circle of pesticide use, lack of labor, poor quality of agricultural products, and destroyed agricultural land.

To promote the development of local agriculture via innovative technologies, our proposal consists of two main sections: “Nanocarbon Crystal Ball Protective Agent” and “Patented Modular Smart Greenhouse and Natural Preservative”:

 

A. Nanocarbon Crystal Ball Protective Agent
  • Uses natural plant protectants, instead of pesticides, to control the Coffee Leaf Rust in Guatemala.
  • Introducing the use of plant protection machines to improve the spraying efficiency of plant protectants.
  • Set up small factories and production lines for processing agricultural by-products such as coffee pits and coffee grounds into the raw materials of plant protectants.
B. Patented Modular Smart Greenhouse and Natural Preservative
  • Import and build a modular smart greenhouse to easily produce high-quality pesticide-free vegetables
  • Integrate community resources and provide disadvantaged groups, such as women and indigenous people, with employment opportunities in the agricultural industry.
  • Cooperate with local fruit and vegetable distributors to sell fresh fruits and vegetables.

Charco

Charco is a smart agricultural science and technology company which develops and sells novel agricultural products, including natural plant protective agents, anti-ripening agents, post-harvest preservation agents, IOT automation systems, etc.. Now, we focus on the promotion and development of agricultural products.

Guatemala - Using Model Technique to Enhance the Development of Guatemala’s Agricultural Industry.

  1. Climate change affects the growth of agricultural products worldwide. Guatemala has suffered from droughts and desertification since 2012, heavily impacting Guatemala’s economy.
  2. The agricultural industry in Guatemala makes up 1/4 of their Gross National Product and 2/3 of their total export. The impact of climate change has decreased the income of farmers and threatens Guatemala’s national food security.

This project targets local agricultural cooperatives in Guatemala that mainly grow greenhouse and open field vegetable crops for domestic and foreign sales.

  1. In Guatemala, greenhouse farming mainly uses direct sowing for growing tomatoes. Through our projects, the cooperatives can learn about the correlation between crop growth and its environment, application, and harvest.

 

  1. In open fields, cooperatives mostly grow broccoli, snow peas, sweet peas, and miniature carrots. We can customize according to the local climate, soil, and other environmental factors. The accumulation of time and data will assist local crop management.

DATAYOO Application Co., LTD.

DATAYOO collects local data by means of AIoT system mechanism, crop physiological model research, and research on the market price of agricultural supply chain, etc. Through data analysis and AI core technology, it can be established to predict the harvest schedule of large-scale or scattered fields,  assist the agricultural industry chain to respond to or transfer risks in advance, and develop cross-industry data application service solutions.

Honduras - Just Go Origin: From Bean to Cup Program

  • Small-sized local farmers in Honduras are unable to purchase professional apparatus for quality control of the coffee beans.
  • Small-sized local farmers do not have the competence for coffee quality management and coffee cupping.
  • International Marketing Channels: Small-sized local farmers lack of international organizations to promote and sale globally.
  • COVID-19 and Hurricane Ita negatively impacted Honduras’s coffee industry.
  • Action Lab: Just Go Coffee procure professional equipments for coffee quality control cupping courses to guide the small-sized local farmers in improving their technical skills.
  • Establish raw bean standards and contract mechanism: Just Go Coffee establish raw bean standards through action labs and teach cupping courses. Farmers who bypass these standards will be able to sign contracts to ensure priority procurement with a 30% deposit in advance.
  • Cooperative competition batches: Farmers with good performance will work together to make competition batches for coffee forum in Taiwan.
  • Multinational Online Seminar: Just Go Coffee invite coffee experts from Taiwan and Honduras to cooperate in a transnational online seminar to promote innovative industrial exchanges.
  • Online fundraising: Just Go Coffee use a crowdfunding platform to sell and promote the coffee purchased in this plan. 10% of the fundraising amount will be returned to the Honduras Coffee Organization.
  • Promotion through Taiwan Coffee Exhibition: Through the exhibition, the public can better understand our program ”From Bean to Cup”, and also hold a cupping tasting to promote Honduras Coffee.
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Just Go Coffee

Roaster in Chief, Shih-ru Wang

  • 2013 World Coffee Roasting Championship, First Woman in Taiwan winning the 3rd place
  • The first committee from Asia in the Sustainable Committee of the World Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG).

Sustainable Sargasso Recycle & Development Program in Saint Lucia

  1. Saint Lucia is suffering from numerous sargasso floating and occupying the coastline and harbors. Large quantities of sargasso are not only harmful to the local tourism industry but also damage the local fishery and shipping industry.
  2. There is no effective solution in Saint Lucia to recycle and reuse the algae, and the cost of manual-cleaning and transporting is expensive. Therefore, SRD Lab introduces Taiwan’s experiences to support Saint Lucia establish a sustainable sargasso recycle industry.
  1. SRD Lab utilizes a special extracting method to turn sargasso into valuable products such as cosmetics and biomass materials that can be used as plastic substitutes.
  2. Meanwhile, SRD Lab establish a sargasso removal and recycling process to harvest, classify and process, so that sargasso is no longer just floating waste, but the best green material that can create high market value.
  3. The team expects to test the most suitable products locally. Meanwhile, the SRD Lab team would like to test the domestic and export market using the products to build a solid foundation for the sargasso industry in St. Lucia.

Sargasso Recycle & Development Lab, SRD Lab

Sargasso Recycle & Development Lab (SRD Lab) has mature technology for marine algae cultivation and application. Connecting industrial resources, they offer the best algae application program to solve this environmental issue.

MYOOL-GO: Store-to-Store Logistic Distribution in Belize.

San Ignacio and Santa Elena except a total population of 18,000, reaching 52% of the total population. There are  65% of villages in Belize have a population size of less than 1000 people. The poverty status in Belize also cause the following problems :

 

  1. Because of the pandemic, the unemployment rate has increased from 6.52% to 11.2%.
  2. During the periods of lockdown, it became more difficult to buy daily necessities, especially for those living in remote villages, which aggravates inequalities locally.
  1. Hyweb Technology aims to support local villages to establish a sustainable economic system by setting up store-to-store logistics distribution systems. The space will provide by the micro-enterprise entrepreneurs themselves, but the rest of the software and hardware equipment required for opening a store will be offered by Hyweb Technology.
  2. The hardware equipment includes signboards, shelves, freezers, and POS machines.
  3. The software equipment includes the sales system, the microenterprise owner system, and the distribution system.
  4. Online integration includes the combination with a local wholesaler system.
  5. Offline integration includes coordinating wholesale supply and logistics distribution resources.

Hyweb Technology Inc.

Hyweb Technology focuses on four fields, including e-government, e-book, e-payment, and information security. Using technology to make the world better is their vision. Hyweb Technology assists governments and corporations simplify the administrative process, strengthen the effect of information transmission, and improve productivity and competitiveness.

Power to Change Paraguay

  1. 20% of people in Paraguay face poverty and energy shortages. Climate change has increased inequalities, causing the underprivileged to suffer the most consequences.
  2. Businesses are unable to digitally transform and continue to rely on paper, slowing down progress in Paraguay and continuing to cause environmental harm.
  1. DOMI reduces the number of paper bills used by corporations and utilizes the saving cost to support poverty households with energy-saving equipment, and reduce their electricity bills and energy usage.
  2. DOMI also cooperates with the largest foundation in Paraguay, which serves more than 73,000 people, establishing an essential foundation for Power to Change models. With the network, we will create a “Local to Local” model, and give resources to the unprivileged families in a long term.

DOMI Earth CO., LTD.

  1. DOMI is the first B corporation in Taiwan, which has been nominated to B Lab’s Best for the World award five times and is also the only Climate Technology Civil Society Organization in Asia.
  2. DOMI’s partner in Paraguay is Fundación Paraguaya (FP), which has helped 73,000 women start their own businesses.

國際合作發展基金會(國合會),以協助友好或開發中國家經濟、社會、人力資源發展、增進與友好或開發中國家間經濟關係、提供遭受天然災害國家或國際難民人道協助為己任。積極藉由提升人力素質、強化組織能力建構,以加強援外的專業度,更努力提升成為提供技術層面專業建議供決策參考之機構。

指導單位|外交部

執行單位|Impact Hub Taipei

Impact Hub是全球最大的社會創新網絡。Impact Hub Taipei於2015年成立,是華語世界第一間Impact Hub,也是台灣第一間通過B型企業認證的共同工作空間與影響力孵化器。在台灣以「老屋新生空間營運」、「社會創新孵化加速」、「企業永續顧問服務」、「全球社群網絡計畫」為主要服務面向,持續創造對全球永續發展的正面影響。

Agriculture and Rural Development

  1. Honduras: There is a huge gap between urban and rural areas in Honduras. Importing agricultural machinery to enhance agro-business efficiency and developing agro-products (such as avocado derivatives) and their markets are necessary for Honduras. In addition, Taiwanese enterprises and organizations have the potential to assist the rural economy by promoting the traditional and unique culture of Honduras, due to its indigenous culture, textiles, and pottery, which are attractive to international tourists.

  2. Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis: The tourism industry is a keystone of the national development vision of St. Christopher and Nevis. However, tourism to the country is still underdeveloped. Taiwan has had a successful experience applying the cultural and creative industries to tourism over many years. Taiwanese enterprises are able to apply Taiwanese models to improve the processing techniques for agro-products and create brands with local features. In addition, they could also assist SMEs with the provision of loans or technologies.

Climate Change and Sustainable Environment

  1. Haiti: Charcoal is Haiti’s primary fuel, but the process of charcoal production continues to damage the forests. Even while the country’s forest coverage rate has fallen to 5%, Haitian’s still choose charcoal, causing significantly greater environmental damage, rather than using the higher-priced gas fuel. Rice is the main food crop in Haiti, and converting rice straw into biofuel is practical and has long been studied in Taiwan. It would be a remarkable and breakthrough if the techniques of converting rice straw into biomass fuels could be applied in Haiti.

  2. Belize: Since many rural villages in Belize are far away from the main water pipelines, local water corporations are unable to extend their services to those places. However, according to the Belize National Weather Service, rainfall from June to November in Belize is enough to cover local use if a rainwater storage system is constructed in rural villages. The TaiwanICDF hopes Taiwanese enterprises and organizations can combine local infrastructure and water purification systems to improve the accessibility of clean water resources in Belize.

Technologies in Education

  1. Saint Lucia: The TaiwanICDF is cooperating with the government of Saint Lucia on the Project for ICT in Education. However, the local primary and secondary schools as well as public libraries lack digital libraries and managerial systems, slowing the development of digital education and e-learning. Moreover, students’ written and artistic works are not effectively preserved or shared, an obstacle to the effective accumulation of experience and learning. There is a need for businesses and CSOs to find innovative solutions to these weaknesses.

  2. Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis: The Saint Kitts and Nevis government is putting more emphasis on educational technology resources for local elementary and middle schools and is focusing especially on mathematics and applied science. By promoting informatization and digitalization, and equipping them with educational technologies and resources, the TaiwanICDF expects to help more students align with global trends and widen their horizons.

Sustainable Economic Development

  1. Guatemala: Guatemala is known for its coffee, which is one of the major sources of the country’s economic development. As such, it is important to develop new approaches to post-harvest treatment and processing and to invest in the development of new coffee bean-related products to reduce waste from the production process. Sugarcane and maize are also important crops for Guatemala’s economy. Therefore, besides improving agricultural production and processing capabilities, strengthening the green economy and improved waste management are also necessary. Herein lies an opportunity for Taiwanese enterprises and organizations to invest in innovative technologies and practices that turn coffee grounds, bagasse, and corn grounds into gold.
  2. Guatemala: In Guatemala, indigenous women suffer from gender and racial inequality in work opportunities and wages. The Taiwanese enterprises and organizations could develop assistance in integrating community resources and lowering the barriers for women entrepreneurs with the provision of various gender-friendly business opportunities.

  3. Paraguay: In response to COVID-19, Paraguay is improving digitalization among its industries. The TaiwanICDF has launched the Project to Strengthen Capacity to Support Development of MSMEs in Paraguay, in order to expand and accelerate the growth of the fashion industry and its development. The TaiwanICDF encourages Taiwanese enterprises and organizations to bring over more digital resources and virtual tools, such as virtual fitting rooms and other marketing tools for a better online consumer experience.

鄉村與農業發展永續

  1. 宏都拉斯(Honduras):宏都拉斯的城鄉差距大,有導入小型農機增加農業經營效率、開發農產加工品(酪梨)及其市場的需求;另外當地原住民文化、織布、陶器更是觀光賣點,如何結合傳統特色發展鄉村產業,均可作為我國企業投入契機。
  2. 聖克里斯多福及尼維斯(Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis):觀光產業是聖克里斯多福及尼維斯的國家發展願景,但當地觀光特色開發不足,臺灣觀光文創產業經營多年,企業除可運用臺灣經驗,協助強化當地農產加工技術及推動品牌特色外,亦可提供微中小企業貸款,或運用數位科技強化產業體質。

氣候變遷與環境永續

  1. 海地(Haiti):海地當地天然資源以木炭為主要燃料,但木炭產製過程不斷造成森林消失,而在海地的森林覆蓋率僅剩5%時,當地又因瓦斯燃料進口費用高,致使一般民眾無法負擔,持續造成當地環境破壞。而稻米是海地主要糧食作物,稻稈變燃料在台灣早已不是新聞,如何導入生質燃料的綠金新商機對海地將是一大福音與突破。
  2. 貝里斯(Belize):許多貝里斯偏遠鄉村因遠離主要自來水管線,且當地自來水公司無法延伸服務範圍至偏遠地區。根據貝里斯國家氣象局的平均降雨量數據顯示6-11月有充足的降雨,應可發展雨水儲集系統解決部分供水需求,期待國內企業結合基礎設備建置,引進有效淨水過濾設備,協助改善當地水資源現況。

科技教育永續

  1. 聖露西亞(Saint Lucia):國合會與聖露西亞共同執行「資訊科技融入教學發展計畫」,但當地中小學及公共圖書館仍缺乏數位圖書館和歸檔的電子化系統,導致在數位科技教育領域的步調緩慢,同時學生過往的書面與藝術作品缺乏有效保存與分享方式,經驗不易累積與學習,需要企業與公民團體投入創新解決方案。
  2. 聖克里斯多福及尼維斯(Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis):聖克里斯多福及尼維斯當地中小學科技資源逐漸受到重視,特別在數學及科學領域的科技運用,希望透過資訊化及數位化,引進科技教學設備與資源,並協助更多學員接軌國際,打開更多科技教育的視野。

經濟發展永續

  1. 瓜地馬拉(Guatemala):的咖啡世界聞名,也是瓜國重要經濟來源,因此亟需導入採收後處理及加工處理新做法,以及投入帶豆仁咖啡豆新產品開發,以減少製程中廢棄物的產生;但不僅是咖啡,甘蔗及玉米也是當地重要經濟作物,因此除需加強農業生產與加工能力外,綠色經濟及廢棄物處理更是創新需求所在,如何將咖啡渣、蔗渣、玉米渣變黃金,都有賴臺灣企業夥伴投入創新技術與做法。
  2. 瓜地馬拉(Guatemala):受到種族與性別限制,瓜地馬拉原住民婦女無法於經濟活動中得到公平的機會與待遇,因此我國團隊可協助整合社區資源,降低婦女創業家進駐成為育成廠商之障礙,提供婦女創業家多元且友善之創業機會。
  3. 巴拉圭(Paraguay):因應新冠疫情,巴拉圭正全面提升產業數位化,國合會在當地推動微中小企業輔導體系能力建構計畫,協助時尚產業發展,為擴大與加速產業成長,建議我國企業夥伴可研擬導入數位試衣與其他可增加線上銷售體驗之工具,也期待未來有更多數位資源導入。