What might a local manufacturing kit look like? What's in the box? This depends on what we are trying to make and where. We've been thinking about how we select items and manufacturing techniques that we want to "package up" into kits so that others can make them.
Every item we make in the field we develop to a different stage. Sometimes we’ve made one of a item, sometimes many. Sometimes it's bespoke, a custom item for a specific need; sometimes it's a reusable design and
We've been thinking about our theory of change with help from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund recently, and this has helped us clarify why the "kits" program matters.
Field Ready aims to ensure that everyone has access to the supplies they need, when and where they need them To make this a reality, we need to improve manufacturing capabilities for humanitarian response, and our focus is on local manufacturing. For this to be viable at scale, aid agencies and governments ne
Field Ready enables our most useful designs to be replicated in other places; by anyone, anywhere and at anytime. This is done by creating “kits” which provide all the equipment and information needed for reliable local manufacture of key supplies. This also identifies business models which will enable these kits to be adopted at scale. This is part of our strategy to “scale up” our impact, so more people can benefit from our work, and so it can be scaled up more rapidly, inc
Field Ready is one of three organizations selected in a very competitive global process for a prestigious new initiative from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund: “Accelerating the Journey to Scale”. The initiative is designed to help the most promising innovations through a “missing middle” between successful, proven concepts and widespread adoption in humanitarian response. This support will accelerate Field Ready’s innovative work in humanitarian supply chains by enabling us