The Nobeah Foundation has defined a framework of programmes for providing economic opportunities, basic social services, improving management of and crises for vulnerable populations, and supporting improved governance, that once provided with initial seed funding have the capacity to become sustainably self-funding. The core elements of these programmes are technological innovation, a common strategy for employing those innovations, and infrastructure software on which all our services are based. We are also developing programmes to achieve massive distribution of our infrastructure software so our programmes can achieve massive scalability. Nobeah’s general strategy in creating technology with the potential for transformative social impact is to introduce innovations to each product or service that remove barriers to its rapid and widespread deployment, particularly to the poorest at the bottom of the pyramid where the most social impact could potentially be achieved. Some of the common ways we look to achieve rapid and widespread deployment with physical products are:
- Portable solution that can be deployed by even mobile populations such as nomadic tribes.
- A solution that can be rapidly deployed (in less than an hour) with little user expertise and no tools.
- A solution that can be coupled together building block style to scale to serve larger groups of users.
- A solution that uses local materials and is designed to be manufactured locally and create jobs.
- A modular solution with parts that are replaceable with little user expertise and no tools.
A solution that can be operated without connection to the power grid, or without other infrastructure such as Internet. Some of the common ways we look to achieve rapid and widespread deployment with services are:
- Using a common infrastructure platform that introduces a peer-to-peer, user-centric, and decentralized approach. This approach removes limitations to scalability of deployment, while aligning with the interests of the users to optimize outcomes.
- Our comprehensive programs in education, healthcare, job creation and other areas are designed to work together to multiply their impact, to increase the number of users on our infrastructure platform, and to increase the activity of each user.
- Our efforts are targeted at the most critical areas in any society: education, healthcare and job creation, where because we operate without profit our actions will inspire. Because in addition the movement feeds itself, paying for its own expansion, it can generate positivity without any negative drag, having the potential to go viral.
- Using our innovative work management processes (Discrete Distributed Work Management Methodology or DDWMM) we have the potential to mobilize massive teams, including massive numbers of volunteers to magnify the impact of any funding. Few if any other NGOs can do the same. Our intention is to create the business value generated within our for-profit sister company to create paying jobs for all of these people who are able to make productive contributions.
As evidence, currently we are operating with approximately 200 personnel, with little funding. Having about 20,000 volunteer applications thus far and hundreds more coming in each day, once we complete our work management software, we intend to grow by thousands in the next 3-12 months. Our planned massive deployments are geared towards massive impact, reducing poverty, lack of education, and joblessness for millions. This goal has tangible meaning in and of itself, but perhaps just as meaningfully, the significant alleviation of these social ills will free millions more people to help to solve the earth’s biggest challenges. Millions more people to work on a cure for cancer. Millions more people to search for a cheap source of clean renewable energy. Millions more people to elevate humanity through art and culture. Millions more people grateful enough for their existence to find an alternative to war and conflict.
The governance practices of The Nobeah Technologies Foundation are described in its Constitution, which is approved by the Board of Directors.
The Nobeah Technologies Foundation is governed by the Board of Directors which consists of no fewer than 5 members, with the Foundation’s executive director serving as an ex-officio member. Board of Directors is generally responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s program and grantmaking strategy; budgets, expenditures and appropriation policies and guidelines; and investment strategies, allocations and performance.
Our core values indeploying technologies with the potential for transformative social impact, are exemplified byfocusing solely on improvingtargeted outcomes, independent of any ideological approach.