Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact
Immediate housing relief to disasters’ sufferers, mid to long term relief to the homeless. An opportunity for the haves to help the have-nots in housing. RIO Centre will be the one stop centre as well as the clearing house for this project. All needs and supplies will be facilitated by this organisation working with the government, private sector, suppliers or any interested parties in this project.
Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing
This innovation addresses the problem of affordable housing of the world at large especially the homeless regardless of the circumstances. Overcoming the Main Barriers: dearth of complemmentary goods ( e.g. land and infrastructure), low individual purchasing power, limited access to housing finance, inadequate current product offerings, and limited access to housing finance.
Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. Include a description of the business model. What might prevent that success?
Tents for Humanity” will be the management centre to coordinate the procurement and distribution of tents. A business plan will be developed on approval of the concept. Financial resources will likely be the major deterrence to the success of this project.
Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible
In a nutshell, this project will be tested for its viability by piloting in Malaysia. On successful testing, replication will take place to all countries of the world by having “Tents for Humanity” representative office respectively. An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system will link all offices established globally. The 3 years project will be monitored using a Project Management subsystem of the ERP.
If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?
The public will be able to provide temporary housing solutions to displaced persons by poverty or due to natural disasters until a more permanent solution is found.