KIAG

Kids In A Garage
Making what we don’t understand.

Tswelopele Moshe

A publication of the KIAG (Kids In A Garage) Group, South Africa.


Manifesto

Abstract

Kids In A Garage, as the name suggests is a borderless group dedicated to solutions development fitting for various systems in society and nature. Solutions that businesses would otherwise have no profit incentives to invest in, and where governments have no political will to do the same. Solutions that are aimed at creating conducive environments for further innovations and that are in themselves open and innovative.

Value Proposition

Rapidly breaking down the barriers of vested interests, and shortsighted perspectives in preventing innovation from sprouting into society. Shortsighted perspectives like narrow returns projections in business, and short political terms and long-duration feedback effects of policies in government.

Creating a global network of creatives, researchers, thinkers and makers in a collaborative effort to impact meaningful change in society. Creating an environment where people from all spheres of the globe can contribute to making a better world through their expertise and their sustainable visions for the future.

Breaching the time and resource gap between groundbreaking research and solutions development tailored around such (research).

Constitution

  1. KIAG

1.1 KIAG is an organisation dedicated to responsibly creating that which has a long-lasting positive impact on the planet and its people and entities.

1.2 The projects we carry out will vary in nature, and no limit is set. We are although, committed to using empirical and priori based rigorous research and fitting solutions development in order to improve our global environment and community.  

1.3 Project value proposition need not necessarily fit any category. They just need to prove their worth to the world.

1.4 Revenue anticipation is not a deterrence or even a determinant to the value of any of the projects we choose to work on, and such should not be a central determining factor.

1.5 KIAG exists as various instances, where each instance may have a more specific goal, but the umbrella which shields us all is the group’s coffers and social mission.

  1. Philosophy

Governing pillars

        Law is that which is internal to the group.

  1. Law is for contingency and clarity, let the environment be the pinnacle of governance.
  2. All rules in KIAG serve as an anchor to base one’s actions and motives on, this is determined by KIAG’s philosophy and mission.
  3. Universal law is for lackeys, context is for kings. This aspect of the group’s philosophy highlights instances where it’s necessary to transcend what may seem as a hindrance imposed on you by internal governance.

  1. Funding

2.1 No project may be sanctioned based on any criteria, except one that is enshrined in the value it gives towards positive social, intellectual, environmental and overall economic value.

  1. Technical

3.1 Projects run through a delegated voting system. Through a deliberated engagement between voting candidates, a proposition can either be rejected or accepted - leading to a possible sanction of the proposal. A sanction is only possible through a rigorous discussion where each entity raises a point in favour or against, and these points are voted on by all the other members engaging. Through such a process, points that prevail based on high voter density prevails as the deciding factor.