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PPE shortage during epidemic/pandemic

Every household would be able to produce and contribute ppe needed by frontliner and also for self consume.

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Government in all countries to subsidies the upskilling of representative from each household in tailoring skill. With this skill, any household will be able to produce the ppe when there is any call of the nation. Furthermore, this skill will also contribute to the financial contribution for the household during normal times as they can use the skill doing tailoring jobs open to the public. This will also automatically contribute to expansion of nation's economy and GDP. 

What is the need are you focusing on?

Tailoring class upskilling programme subsidied by the government. If there is a call of the nation to produce ppe during epidemic/pandamic, the measurement and sizes can be dictated by relevant authority in government department to ensure standardize product and size can be produced. 

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Identifying a gap that needs to be addressed

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

During normal times, every household will have the opportunity to utilize the skill to earn some income from tailoring jobs/services open to the public.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Yes

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

Will make a better preparedness in term of ppe supply to the frontliners during epidemoc/pandemic. Also to increase the imcome of the household during normal times and subsequently contribute to nation's economy and GDP.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Currently i am just a merber of public and do not own any business or company. However, i am keen and eager to offer tailoring services once i get the right tailoring skill.

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

Not applicable

What is your profession?

Currently i am working as an engineer in oil and gas industry

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • South-eastern Asia

What industry is your business/company in?

  • I dont have a company

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • Less than 1 year old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Concept/I have not yet formed an organization

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

The partnership in terms of having sustainable demand (hence strong financial outlook) to ensure continuity of business and employment.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

No right skill is available

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?


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Photo of Isaac Jumba

Thanks for sharing your idea Amiruddin Omar ! Could you share more on the progress of your idea?