Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire
On September 22 and 23, the Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire was held. Featuring both established international and emerging local “makers,” the Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire is the first maker faire featuring innovations in the humanitarian and international development sector.
A family-friendly celebration featuring cutting-edge advanced and appropriate technology, digital fabrication, DIY science, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, drones, bicycles, hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and more.
The event was led by Nepal Communitere, the Nepali branch of Communitere International, an innovative non-profit, pioneering an effective international model for sustainable disaster recovery.
Field Ready was thrilled to participate in many facets of the event with much of our Nepal staff and partners involved in the event. Ben Britton, Field Ready Innovation Advisor was on the panel for Making for Health in the Global South, and led a prototyping and feedback session.
Ram Chandra Thapa, Design and Production Engineer for Field Ready presented on the panel for Re-Imagining Maker Space and Innovation Spaces, and his company Zener Technology facilitated a 3D printing workshop. Anna Lowe, a Field Ready collaborator and co-founder of MakerNet and Kumasi Hive was on the Humanitarian Making and its Future panel.
In addition to the speaking and workshops, the event featured exhibits competitions, the winners of the competition were DroNEPAL, Airlift Nepal, and the E-Rickshaw project. It was great to be a part of the event and come together with so many makers across a number of fields, we look forward to the next event!