The MakerNet initiative has been making progress, and a report has just been released that looks at design and knowledge sharing and procurement from local manufacturers. The report is shaping where the MakerNet concept goes next. It shares the results of experiments, workshops and interviews with makers, humanitarian staff and GIG members.

THANK YOU to everyone at GIG who participated!

Key results include:

  • the need for standardisation across design sharing platforms;
  • the need for focus on in-person engagement;
  • strong support for mapping of local manufacturing capabilities;
  • and demand for a one-to-many contracting system for distributing production.

Field Ready, the MakerNet initiative, Humanitarian Makers and others are securing funding to work on these priorities – so expect more good news soon!

Access the report at humanitarianmakers.org/[…]

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