USAID's Global Innovation Week
This week, USAID and a range of partners held the Global Innovation Week in Washington, D.C. Field Ready was invited to present in the "innovation marketplace." Our Executive Director, Dr. Eric James, also give a presentation about our work highlighting the breadth and depth of our impact.
The purpose of the event was described this way: "explore how the best ideas, innovations, and technologies are changing the way the U.S. Government, business and philanthropy work together. Leading innovators, industry experts, researchers, and scientists will showcase the latest thinking around innovation in government, global health and international development."
For Field Ready, this gave an opportunity to connect, network and share. At our table, we displayed a "supply chain" showing the various linkages and problems inherent with this model. Using the same tool, our innovation of harnessing local manufacturing was also shown.