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Wcef2018 Ashok Khosla

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World Circular Economy Forum 2018 Japan
Wcef2018 Ashok Khosla

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Wcef2018 Ashok Khosla

  1. 1. Ashok Khosla Development Alternatives and TARAlife Circular Economy and Rural Development Local Production and Consumption Are the Key * WCEF, Yokohama 23 October 2018
  2. 2. flickr.comWikimedia.com ∞ flickr.comflickr.com The Good Life − of Plenty
  3. 3. Affluenza! How Much More Can I Have ?
  4. 4. 1 Week’s Food for a Family Europe: $ 342 (2005) Photo Credit: Peter Menzel
  5. 5. Povertitis! What Resources are there for me to Recycle?
  6. 6. The Prajapatis of Central India One Week’s Food ~ $ 6 (2015)
  7. 7. Wastes are all I have to live on
  8. 8. – No Clean Drinking Water > 700 million people World wide
  9. 9. Vicious Cycles - In a Permanent Trap ? Poverty Resource Destruction No Income No Markets Circular Economies * How to Convert BAD Circles into GOOD Circles ?
  10. 10. World’s Deserts Growing by 50,000 Sq Km per year
  11. 11. Goals Needing More Resource Efficiency
  12. 12. Goals Needing More Emphasis on Equity
  13. 13. Circular Economy in the Global South: > 50% People
  14. 14. They Need BOTH Efficiency and Equity
  15. 15. The Development Alternatives Group Solutions for People, Planet and Profit
  16. 16. The Development Alternatives Group Solutions at Scale and Speed
  17. 17. The Development Alternatives Group Scale and Speed mean  Innovation  Market-based  Triple Bottom Line
  18. 18. Bootstrapping the Village Economy Skill Building Local Resources Local Jobs & Local Consumption Aspirational Basic Needs Local Industries & Markets
  19. 19. Development Alternatives Group HQ Built: 2008
  20. 20. Mostly Compressed Earth and Recycled Wastes from Demolition, Industry and Mining
  21. 21. Development Alternatives Group: TECHNOLOGIES Water – Shelter – Agri – Renewable Energy – Recycling – Agribusiness – Livelihoods – GIS – Resources – Enterprises
  22. 22. Development Alternatives Group: KNOWLEDGE & ACTION Empowerment – Education and Skills – Self-Help Groups – Sustainable Livelihoods – GIS – Resource Planning Over 35 Years, the Development Alternatives Group has acquired unique understanding of Rural Lives and the Rural Market – an invaluable Asset for TARAlife’s Success.
  23. 23. Mini Watershed Development
  24. 24. Into a Virtuous Cycle Rising Wellbeing Local Jobs & Livelihoods Income & P.P. Smaller Families
  25. 25. TARA Machines TARA Academy Future Companies TARAlife RuralTARAlife Enterprises TARAbazaar TARAhub TARAgram Development Alternatives TARAlife TARA To Village Consumers DA Group Social Enterprises From Village Producers Aggregator TARAlife allocates capital, oversees growth and synergies among the subsidiaries
  26. 26. The TARA Hub – Engine of the NEW Village Economy
  27. 27. Main Wing, Serving – Ladies, Farmers, Patients, Trainees, Etc
  28. 28. Beauty Parlor Tailor & Fashion Skills Govt. Service Girls Club Telemedicine Farmers’ Services Milk Chiller Main Wing, Serving – Ladies, Farmers, Patients, Trainees, Etc
  29. 29. Telemedicine Center – Connecting Village Patients to an Urban Doctor
  30. 30. Farmer Service Center – Bringing Best Agricultural Knowledge and Inputs to the Farmer
  31. 31. Affordable Clean Drinking Water
  32. 32. The TARAhub: Massive New Rural Markets Big Business The Underserved and Untapped Market of Rural India − The World’s Most Exciting Business Opportunity:  800+ Million Potential Consumers with Unmet Basic Needs  Rapidly Growing Aspirations and Purchasing Power for:  Beauty Parlors, Mobiles and Electronics Shops, Tailors,  Farmer Service Centres, Tele-Medicine, Banks, Insurance Huge Possibilities for Local Businesses/Franchises
  33. 33. Financial Wing – Bank ATM, Credit, Insurance
  34. 34. Daytime: Playground, Evenings: Cinema and Entertainment
  35. 35. Solar Powered – Lights, Air Conditioning, Milk Chilling, Selling Electricity
  36. 36. Daytime: Playground, Evenings: Cinema and Entertainment
  37. 37. Handloom Textile Enterprises Handcrafted Paper Enterprises Local:  Resources  Skills  Businesses Global:  Designs  Quality  Markets
  38. 38. 39 Village- Made Products for Urban Markets * Creating Jobs and Income
  39. 39. Spirulina CandyBiomass Pellets TodayFromTarabazaar Cooking Fuel MalnutritionMosquito Menace Mosquito Repellent Bands TARAbazaar: New Products for Aspirational Basic Needs
  40. 40. TodayFromTarabazaar Water Scarcity Cook stove EmissionsWater Availability Water Roller Clean Cook-stovesLow-cost Water filter TARAbazaar: New Sustainable Solutions
  41. 41. 43 Casserole Smart Phones Multipurpose Speaker Solar Lantern Mixer Juicer Hand-Grinder Non-Stick Utensils Television (₹ 300-650) (₹ 2500-5000) (₹ 500-1500)) (₹ 1000-1300)) (₹ 1000-2500) (₹ 600-1000) (₹ 300-750) (₹ 5000-7500) LED (₹ 150-300) (₹ 300-400)) (₹ 500-700)) Solar Lantern Solar Lantern Gas Stove (₹ 800-2000) Iron (₹ 500-900)
  42. 42. Cooking Fuel TARAlife: The USP – The TARA Hub Maximizing Synergies, Minimizing Costs Attracting Footfalls and Eyeballs Financial and Other Services Supplying/Selling to TARAgram Buying and Shopping at TARA Bazaar Telemedicine Lab * Water ATM * Women’s Wing * Partners’ Shops TARA SHOWROOMS * TARA Machines * TARA Building Materials * TARA Training
  43. 43. Bootstrapping the Village Economy Skill Building Local Resources Local Jobs & Local Consumption Aspirational Basic Needs Local Industries & Markets
  44. 44. 47 TARA Hub – Engine of the CIRCULAR Village Economy
  45. 45. 48 ALL IT NEEDS IS A LITTLE FINANCIAL CAPITAL – BUT THAT IS NOT EASY TO FIND

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