ROW is a global humanitarian innovation consortium, whose mission is to employ advanced technology to improve human rights fulfillment of both refugees and host communities in conflict-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.