The Mission

ROW is a global humanitarian innovation consortium, whose mission is to employ​ ​advance​​d​ ​technology to improve human rights fulfillment of both refugees and host communities in conflic​t-affected areas​ - technology such as 3D printing, robotics, the internet of things, brain-computer interface and virtual/augmented reality. We seek to save lives, reduce trauma and improve basic needs provision while driving long-term economic development, productivity growth, venture creation and employment generation. Moreover, we​ ​aim​ ​to reduce the costs of humanitarian relief by providing affected communities with access to advanced manufacturing tools, training, raw materials and access to international experts, especially global open-source hardware​ ​and​ ​software communities.

 

In brief, we are building a network of makerspaces / innovation centers in conflict-affected areas that provide training to displaced persons and host communities, while building solutions to the hardest problems facing victims of conflict

 

Ours is a journey of moonshot humanitarian innovation, with and for the most violent and unstable areas of the planet.

What we do

Research & Development

Training

Innovation Centers

Advocacy & Policy Development

Conduct R&D in support of moonshot humanitarian innovation

Provide training to refugees and host communities on advanced manufacturing and design

Build physical platforms for innovation -- open innovation centers stocked with digital manufacturing machines and conventional fabrication tools

Contribute to innovative advocacy, policy formation and national growth strategies to promote stability and shared prosperity

WHO WE ARE

United by our commitment to improve lives through technology​ and co-creation​, ROW builds partnerships with organizations of all shapes and siz​es​.

 

We pool our resources, knowledge and networks in order to ​catalyze projects that benefit forcibly displaced ​populations ​worldwide

FOUNDING

PARTNERS

PARTNERS

BOARD OF

TRUSTEES

 

Yousef Hamidaddin

CEO, Oasis500

Dr. Evan Malone

Founder & President, NextFab

Emile Cubeisy

Managing Partner, Silicon Badia Impact Fund

News&

Events

Oct-Nov, 2015

NEWS

October 2015

EVENTS

Memakers venture

WHS Consultation

Loay Malahmeh of Refugee Open Ware recently completed a 6-week long program between GE management and [...]

ROW recently presented at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Geneva within the innovation marketplace.

November 17, 2015

EVENTS

Nov. 17, 2015

NEWS

The Journey

Atlas of the future

In the fall of 2015, ROW's team member Asem underwent the difficult migration journey through central Europe. Read more about his story below.

Atlas of the Future, a new publication on solving the future challenges, recently profiled ROW's work [...]

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INVOLVED

Foundations & Donors

ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

Individual leaders

Provide grants, loans, and guarantees

Conduct joint research, test new technologies in the field and co-create innovative solutions

Join our Advisory Board

Corporations

ngo's

Team players

Become a financial sponsor and donate in-kind, by contributing equipment, software, and expertise

Contribute expertise and become implementation partners

Email info@row3d.org about any openings to join our team

                     or find out below how you can support the mission.

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