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MakerNet: Intro to Phase 2

Contents Overview * Design Sharing Concept * Aid Sourcing Concept * About Us * Stay Tuned Overview Why: 60-80% of humanitarian aid budget is spent on logistics. Still, people wait months to years to receive what they need. Today’s advances in knowledge and technology can be leveraged to meet this gap. Who: The MakerNet consortium came together in 2016 to experiment with new approaches to support local manufacturing for humanitarian and development sectors. Its vision is a fundamentally different manufacturing ecosystem based on local supply and, through this project, we are exploring humanitarian applications of this vision. This second phase is led by Field Ready, a non-profit (501c3) ded

Call to Action: Hurricane affected Caribbean

A Call to Action for the Current Challenges Facing Hurricane Affected Areas in the Caribbean Initiated by: Field Ready In conjunction with: Building Momentum Background The hurricanes that have recently ravaged the Caribbean have been the most powerful and destructive hurricane recorded in the Atlantic. This regional catastrophe is the largest disaster to strike the area since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The destruction began in the Caribbean with the Hurricane Irma and continued with the equally destructive Hurricane Maria. Communities across the region were left without basic services including food and water, electricity and mobility. Field Ready is currently carrying out an action a

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