Hi, I am Andrew Lamb and I am innovating the disaster relief supply chain

I work with Field Ready, a humanitarian organisation that has pioneered the application of making in disaster response. I am also a Shuttleworth Fellow focusing on open approaches to Massive Small Manufacturing – the concept of complementing innovative local manufacturing with traditional global manufacturing. I live in London and love Lego.

You can contact me by e-mail at andrew.lamb@fieldready.org or find me at:

Projects & links related to me
Massive Small Manufacturing

Improving the fluidity of disaster relief agency supply chains and increase economic opportunities for struggling communities.

Field Ready

Meeting humanitarian and reconstruction aid needs by transforming logistics through technology, design and engaging people in new ways.

My profile at Shuttleworth Foundation

Read more about my project called Massive Small Manufacturing and its funding.


Giving people the skills to be ready for and respond to disasters worldwide

Internet of Production

Working together to build a future of sustainable, globally networked local manufacturing.


A living resource library of individuals and organizations working towards a sustainable, healthier future.

Open Know-How

All what you need to know how to make things.

Open Know-Where

Making it easier to discover mapping initiatives and mapping requirements within the Maker community.

Humanitarian Making

Community of humanitarian relief agencies using making and makerspaces.

Humanitarian Makers

Online community of makers supporting humanitarian relief by crowdsourcing design and documentation of items needed in disaster response.

Local Procurement Learning Partnership

A community based on learning, knowledge sharing, networking and coordination around the use of local procurement in humanitarian response.

My Talk at TEDx BathUniversity 2013

Engineers Without Borders UK

Engineers Without Borders UK is part of a global movement engineering a better future.

Engineers Without Borders International

Engineering movement for sustainable global development, building and evolving engineering capacity throughout the world.

RedTalks about Humanitarian Makers

Centre for Global Equality

Solving problems that undermine the wellbeing of the poorer half of the world’s population

World Engineering Index

Engineering Expertise, Potential, Status and Sustainability.

UNESCO Engineering Report

The world’s first comprehensive study on engineering named Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development

Africa Catalyst

Building engineering capacity to underpin Human and Economic Development in Africa.