Field Ready in Bangladesh
Field Ready have been working in Bangladesh since 2019 to support the Government's Rohingya refugee repsonse focused on the Camps in Cox's Bazaar. Field Ready's focus has been on........
Building Local Makerspace Capacity for Iraq
Through innovative training and capacity building programs focused on the makerspace ecosystem, Field Ready aims to improve the stability and economic prospects of youth in Iraq.
Currently Field Ready are:
equipping and setting up two new makerspaces (in Baghdad and Sulaymaniyah),
Training and mentoring qualified staff members across Iraq to effectively support both new makerspaces
Supporting the operation of three existing maker spaces (in Mosul, Erbil and Baghdad)
Delivering technical assistance and implementation of training programs such as workshops, summer schools, community spaces, events and Consulting Services
Building strong foundations for the future of Iraqi youth
Field Ready's work on into 2020/21 will continue to develop the makerspace models, skills and network while dealing with the new global operating environment in the wake of COVID19.
The spaces will be autonomous but form part of a network of expertise and inspiration shared between spaces in Iraq and globally. Together they will give young makers the ability to turn their ideas into a physical reality, in turn boosting employment and self-employment opportunities and expanding small businesses.
Field Ready can meaningfully contribute to the resilience of Iraq's manufacturing sector through maker training and facilities development. This approach has already paid dividends for Iraq's communities preparing for and responding to COVID19.