Initial implementation, training and support & hosting for 12 months:
46 x US$150,000 = US$6,900,000
Let’s add another 3 years of support & hosting (until we reach an economy of scale when it will be much cheaper)
46 x US$40,000 x3 = US5,520,000
Total US$12,420,000 (€11,932,391)
The countries of Europe who have grown wealthy on the back of the African continent are the UK, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands.
These 8 countries alone should have a commitment to the African continent given what they have historically taken.
For each of these 8 countries this would mean a total commitment of €1,491,549 (if the UK wants its contribution stated in pounds it amounts to £1,281,456, which could be made via the Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund). Basically, the price of just one apartment in the capital cities of each of these countries. Not an onerous contribution to ensure that all countries of continental Africa can manage their export of CITES listed species in real time and much more transparently.