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©2018 HUMANITARIAN MAKERS | INFO@HUMANITARIANMAKERS.ORG 

UNITING TO SUPPORT DISASTER RESPONSE

HUMANITARIAN MAKERS

 

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.

 

INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES

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.

Beyond producing single parts, established 3D printers already at the point of need can produce a range of goods and services— profoundly impacting the way in which aid is distributed.

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.

ANDREW ANAGNOST,

Autodesk CEO

Our vision[:] to be able to 'make anything anywhere'...

(ArcNews, Winter 2019 pg15)

JAN ROGERS,

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

WSJ 2017

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.

LATEST NEWS

January 9, 2019

Welcome to 2019. A simple video for you below. As well as an invite to an HM Member Meeting (online call) below the video. 

Now that 2019 has started, how might we better leverage our strengths to ensure usable and reliable humanitarian items are made where they're needed most?

We propose aligning our member strengths around four core services:

Product Development
Access to Talent
Network Communi...

November 27, 2018

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old, but on building the new." -Socrates

In this update we highlight:

Member Service

The HM big picture

HM Principles, Vision & Mission

Quick news bites from members

Read on by following this link.

(multiple languages available)

Image attribution: Matt Brown

Image license: CCby2.0 

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GET INVOLVED

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.

BE ACTIONABLE

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.

Habibi.Works - Creating Solutions

Habibi.Works is an extraordinary maker space for products and perspectives in the north of Greece. In a context in which sustainable responses are rare, the project provides platforms for education, empowerment and encounter for refugees and members of the local society. Click to learn more about Habibi.Works.

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