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We promote partnerships not outsourcing
We promote partnershipsnot outsourcing Neil Carmichael www.ftsf.eu Twitter/@infoFTSF Facebook/infoFTSF Slideshare/FTSF Images by:
Who we are: Vision: “We are committed to the implementation of the fair trade principlesas the foundation of business relations between developed and developing countries”. Mission: “We are an NGO which advocates a new development model for the IT sector,which creates shared value through knowledge transfer, capacity building, transparent supply chains and equitable revenue distribution”.
What we do: Local, mid-sized enterprises, multinational IT SMEs in developing companies, governments countries and organizations IT Partners Customers IT Sponsors IT SMEs & larger companies in OECD countriesThe FTSF facilitates collaborative partnerships between IT companies in developed and developing countries; moderates these partnerships throughmonitoring compliance withits core standards and principles; and promotes mentoring relationships between sponsors and partners.
Fair Trade Software is: Increasing availability of telecommunication links to/within Fair Trade Principles developing countries 1. Improving market access 2. Equitable trading partnerships 3. Capacity building & empowermentOpen sourcetechnologies Increasing level of IT 4. Consumer awareness raising & skills in developing advocacy countries 5. Fair Trade as “Social Contract” FTSF Requirements: IT Partners should carry out over 50% of the development process and 10% to 20% of theproject time should be spent on related knowledge transfer activities.
It’s not outsourcing – It’s a co-development partnership This means raising developing country SMEs employment potential with increasing productivity from low-value, price- driven to higher-value, knowledge-based services. This approach increases job opportunities in a mutually inclusive and collaborative way: it retains jobs in developed countries while creating new knowledge intensive opportunities in developing nations.
Pilot ProjectKenya“Seven of the world’s top ten fastest growingeconomies between now and 2015 will comefrom Africa”. The Economist 2011Although the biggest driver of Kenya’s economyhas traditionally been agriculture, the ICT sectoris expected to surpass the agricultural sector inthe next 5 years. Kenya ICT Board 2012
Strategic Objectives: 1. To create employment in developing countries for talented young people with IT skills. 2. Topromote and grow a network of IT SMEs. 3. To strengthen local knowledge economies. 4. To offer entities located in developed countries and recipients located in developing nations a fair trade model, as an alternative to outsourcing.
“Local businesses, global impact”.Local IT businesses partner up to deliver world-class software solutions to customers.This represents sustainable co-development guided by the Fair Trade principles.