By: Dr. Eric James, Executive Director, Field Ready

We follow an approach that is deeply rooted in participatory techniques (and the corresponding equivalents found in the commercial sector in what are known as human-centered design) and start to design and co-create solutions. Any aid agency worth its salt does this but what is special is that instead of relying an a slow, expensive and cumbersome supply chain, we make useful items in the field. We then openly share the objects and knowledge and try to get others to follow our examples.