This programme aims to empower grassroots NGOs with a network of resources, expertise and opportunities to amplify their community-centric impact.
- To transfer knowledge of STIE (Science, Technology, Innovation & Engineering) from the HIP6 solutions to the NGO ecosystem
- To identify the key players and connect with the NGO’s ecosystem within the PPR community at RuangREKA
- To build a continuous support system for PPR community, to ensure efficient and effective implementation of RuangREKA solutions
- To build a digital platform to identify all the NGO players at different PPR communities, to identify the best solutions that work, and replicate them and connect them to YIM’s InnoMap digital platform
- 20 PPR community across Malaysia engaged and on boarded onto the program for NGO to implement innovation solution in PPR communities
- 20 NGOs trained and to adopt STIE and Entrepreneurship skills with Design Thinking approach to create and implement solutions within PPR.
- Development, mentorship and guidance of 20 products and services innovation to be implemented in 20 PPR communities.
- Nationwide competition for best PPR community solutions.
SME Corp. Malaysia has approved the NGO@Makerthon Program under the High Impact Program 6 (HIP6)-Inclusive Innovation under the provisions of the 11th Malaysia Plan (RMK-11) with a total of RM1,085,000.00.
The NGO@Makerthon program is conducted to strengthen Social Impact by involving the People’s Housing Project Community (PPR) and selected Non -Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in an effort to cultivate awareness of Science, Technology, Innovation and Economy (STIE), increase productivity and be able to produce solutions to problems or challenges of the global community.
The 4 main focuses are that NGOs will solve the problems and challenges faced by the PPR community. Among the problems are:
- Livelihood – Increasing livelihood of PPR communities, through entrepreneurship and business opportunities
- Community Development – Enhancing the wellbeing and development Youth, Women and Senior Citizen
- Environment – Reducing the waste Management problem within PPR communities, and promoting circular economy solutions
- Technology Adoption – Increasing technology adoption (STIE) and access to digital economy within PPR communities
The NGO@Makerthon is divided into four phases:
Phase 1 – Submission of social innovation, where solutions of products or services will be thoroughly evaluated to provide impact to PPR communities,
Phase 2 – The Makerthon, the learning and development stage to structure and validate solutions based on design thinking principles,
Phase 3 – Competition, where NGOs are provided expertise, funding and mentorship to implement the innovations at the PPR communities; and
Phase 4 – The Finale, where all participants will convene in person to celebrate achievements in providing impact.