CBIS AFRICAN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE.
Our goal is to accelerate our educational, economical development and job creation initiatives, as well as build on our current collaborations for research and multi-center clinical trials.
Cannabis Science (CBIS) has created an African Initiative with the goal of accelerating our educational development, economic development, and job creation initiatives, as well as building on our current collaborations for research and multi-center clinical trials. Our African Initiative is flexible and is tailored to the specific conditions and requirements of each country, as determined by the people who live and work in the communities where we have operations. Because of our relationship with the Constituency for Africa , a U.S. non-governmental organization that advocates for Africa with stakeholders in the U.S. and throughout the African Diaspora, we have been able to create great relations with those in Sub-Saharan Africa and accelerate this Initiative.
AGRICULTURE & DRUG DEVELOPMENT
CBIS will establish viable operations throughout Africa inclusive of grow operations, research and drug development, multi-center clinical trials, manufacturing and sales. We aim to supply the African market with cannabinoid-based medicines to treat a number of indications, as well as to export medicines from Africa to other markets worldwide.
The Ebola epidemic exposed large and fundamental healthcare insufficiencies on the African continent. At the onset of the Ebola epidemic, the capacity of health systems in West Africa was limited and several essential health services were not performing well. This constrained the development of a suitable and timely response to the outbreak. These deficits included inadequate numbers of qualified health workers, poor healthcare and social services infrastructure, deficient logistics, slow surveillance and health information systems, and weak or absent healthcare governance and drug supply systems. In an effort to contribute to the strengthening of Africa’s healthcare infrastructure, CBIS intends to invest in hospitals, health centers, educational facilities for healthcare workers, drug development, and the medical devices.
From the farm to the table, food security begins with sound agricultural practices that produce sufficient food for consumption and that are designed to reduce poverty. Water management and safety, and food preservation and safety are additional core components of sound agriculture and food policy. Environmental factors are important risk factors for infectious disease epidemics. We believe that rigorous waste management and sanitation are also vital epidemic control mechanisms. As a good corporate citizen, CBIS will explore opportunities to invest in and improve food safety and security protocols in the countries where we operate.
While CBIS is apolitical, we seek to operate in countries where the legal, regulatory, policy, and jurisdictional frameworks for public healthcare, agriculture, education, and training create conditions that will maximize the health and well-being of all communities. As a private-sector stakeholder, CBIS will seek opportunities to collaborate with the public sector and civil society to contribute to the development of these frameworks, as appropriate.
EDUCATION AND JOB CREATION
At the heart of job creation is education and training. Sustainable models of education and training are associated with important areas of development, including industrial sectors such as drug development/treatments, agriculture/food safety, communications, investments, and engaging political environments. In the communities where we operate, CBIS will invest in education and job training as part of our broader Economic Development Initiative. Not only will this help create a qualified workforce for CBIS and other employers, we also hope to create and encourage African entrepreneurs.
TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION
Satellite, Internet, mechanical device development, and cellphone infrastructure are all important components of healthcare, educational, and economic development. In addition, dynamic media exposure defines how communities perceive themselves and respond to their problems. As part of CBIS’ Economic Development Initiative, we will invest in technology and communications initiatives to help improve infrastructure and create jobs.