You can solve any problem! (Even if you are not an expert)
“Something is wrong here. What can be done?” Tapiwa Chiwewe, a computer engineer, was driving one day in Johannesburg, and asked himself this question looking at the sky.
Johannesburg is a city famous for its skyline. However, lately, it was not visible. It was covered by a dull haze. At that moment, Chiwewe felt the urge to do something, but did not know what. What could he know about air-quality management, or environmental science? He felt frustrated suddenly, he was just a citizen!
But sometimes, even if you are not an expert in a particular domain, your outside expertise may hold the key to unblock the situation. Unconventional thinking might be the answer.
Chiwewe decided then to start working, together with his colleagues and students, in a collaborative way with the scientific community, politicians… and he started having ideas.
Your outside expertise may hold the key to unblock the situation. Unconventional thinking might be the answer.
Let’s do it!
And what the team created was an online air-quality management platform. With the data of a decade from the city, the solution uncovers the spatial-temporal trends in pollution, and thanks to Machine Learning techniques they were able to predict future levels of different pollutants in advance, and future atmosphere conditions. Thus, citizens can make better decisions about their daily movements, and about where to settle with their families, industries settlement, etc…
Innovate, change, and thanks to collaboration, improve your world!
Tapiwa’s tips to change the world
Thanks to this experience, Tapiwa was, once again, staring at Johannesburg skyline. And gazing at the horizon, he saw the whole map:
When embarking on a challenging endeavor…
- It’s important to focus on the possibility of success
- Consider the consequences of not acting
- Don’t get distracted by resistance and opposition
- When you notice there is a natural curiosity being piqued, about something you care about and you have some crazy ideas… ask yourself: Why not? Why not just go ahead and tackle the problem, giving your best?
Don’t let any unconventional idea to get lost. Don’t miss the chance to, just as Chiwewe did, innovate, change, and thanks to collaboration, improve your world. Nextinit is the secret, try it now for free!!