WHO WE ARE
We are makers – designers, engineers, technicians, logistics experts, supply chain gurus, biomimics, and other professionals from around the world – who desire to create additional social impact with our expertise.
We enjoy problem-solving and pushing the frontier on what's possible.
We refuse the status-quo.
WHAT WE DO
We use our know-how to support locally-led design and production of hardware solutions to humanitarian supply needs.
We apply our tenacity and ingenuity to solving real problems identified by people experiencing the problems.
We do this remotely, locally or in the field.
ELHADJ AS SY,
IFRC Secretary General
Humanitarian action needs to look beyond simply addressing the immediate consequences of disasters or crises...we can support communities to quickly develop or re-establish their livelihoods and businesses.
MAKER HUB MEMBER,
Concern Worldwide Kenya
“It would be useful to engage with medical device experts. We could, for example, engage other corporate entities who have a vast experience making equipment to offer advice and mentorship to the makers on the project.
Our vision[:] to be able to 'make anything anywhere'...
(ArcNews, Winter 2019 pg15)
Local Motors CEO
In my view, the key to achieving sustainable manufacturing is to bring the focus to local manufacturing. Local manufacturing is kickstarting a new wave of sustainability because it advances all three pillars of sustainability — environmental, social and economic.
TED MANN & BRIAN SPEGELE
This is GE in the age of localization—the company’s survival strategy for an era of slowing global trade, rising protectionism, and increasingly powerful foreign customers, all of which is forcing manufacturers to put down deeper local roots to win business.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Engage in and help create a robust network of peers across industries and share best practices to build a local and global humanitarian making resource that delivers results.
Leverage HM’s membership to identity partners, pursue funding and/or customers, and advance item prototypes to a level of excellence. Utilize our shared international identity and common vision to gain audience where you are. Benefit from and build upon each other’s experience and knowledge from working and learning in this space over the past several decades.
ENGAGE WITH THE RIGHT PARTNERS
Drive engagement with humanitarian making ready partners and supercharge your hardware projects with access to testers and partners. Collaborate with other members to develop viable humanitarian making approaches, enhance product innovation, and drive excellence across the ecosystem.