Field Ready Turkiye (Sahaya Hazir İnovasyon Derneği) is a group of engineers, humanitarian aid and development sectors experts. We have been working in NW Syria and in Turkiye since 2016 and We got our legal registration in Turkiye in February, 2021 as a Social Community Organization that seeks to find innovative solutions for the communities’ challenges.
Our mission is to work within, and to empower local communities to create sustainable solutions through innovation and entrepreneurship.
As an NGO, Field Ready Turkiye is a part of the global movement to change, and to make what is needed, locally, by local makers, and innovators.
Focus Area 1
Localization is one of the topics of the day in the development sector. This was a key outcome from the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit; At Field Ready, this mindset and way of working are “cooked in, not bolted on” to our everyday work.
Localization seeks to improve the communities by moving decision-making, resources, and key points of emphasis on those who are closest to the problems.
In short, localization is embodied in the phrase “nothing for us without us.”
Field Ready Turkiye supports Decentralized Manufacturing that means things are made locally, In established factories, in home workshops, or in Innovation Hubs to adapt to specific local market.
Focus Area 2
“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.”
Our approach emphasizes empathy paired with action. We systematically engage with the people-on-the ground. We seek different perspectives and triangulate facts.
We have established our own Research & Development Centre at Gaziantep University Technopark to be as a real need-led innovation hub.
We invest in a range of innovations with strong potential for social impact at a large scale. We define ‘innovation’ broadly to include new business models, technologies, behavioral insights, or ways of delivering products and services that benefit the communities.
Focus Area 3
The challenges of finding effective and sustainable solutions to many social problems are substantial, and solutions may require many of the ingredients associated with successful innovation in business creation.
We seek to help strengthen communities by supporting the development of ecosystem building as a field of practice to help build an economy that works for all people.
We have developed a variety of initiatives—particularly focused on the problems of poor and marginalized populations—We seek to transfer the lives of thousands of people around the world positively.
As in other areas of social action, the practice of social entrepreneurship has a great importance.
HOW WE WORK
Our Innovative Solution
Field Ready Turkiye starts with the end-user and works to solve their problems, with them. Through participatory development techniques and Human Centred Design, Field Ready engages end users in every step of program delivery – from needs assessment through to our exit strategy.
Our solution involves working closely with end users to understand problems and develop solutions. Our aim is to respond rapidly and address problems that may have been overlooked or deemed “too hard” by other humanitarian responders. The collaborative process has five key stages that are made possible by the nature of Digital Manufacturing: