“Creativity is thinking new things, Innovation is doing new things”

In response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 we are currently working with some international partners on how to support COVID-19 responses in low – middle income countries such as Nepal, Iraq and Bangladesh. We are also collaborating in the Community Research Alliance in Ireland.

We are looking for support across a range of areas from prototyping, testing and manufacturing to funding and technical expertise. If you think you can be of assistance, or have resources that you would like to contribute to our Knowledge Hub please get in touch through the contact form.

Partner Resources

Field Ready

Field Ready are an innovative organization that focus on solving problems by designing effective solutions that can be locally made anywhere and that have a demonstrable impact. Field Ready’s immediate COVID-19 strategy is to develop, make and disseminate the knowledge about workable solutions. These open-source products will be shared widely, and the skills and capacity to replicate them are keys to their approach. Field Ready are developing a COVID-19 product catalogue together with drawings, maker guides and user guides. 

Below you will find links to instruction and testing requirements, design information and the testing feedback form. 

eTownz Community Research Alliance

eTownz are a digital consultancy that work with communities around Ireland to deliver digital community development services. They are currently launching the Community Research Alliance an arm of their company to develop ideas and simple tools and supports specifically targeting communities. EWB Ireland are partnering with eTownz to offer technical assistance where relevant and testing of 3D printed products. We also want to connect interested professionals with opportunities to support eTownz with the skills they can offer. Please visit their website for the full list of areas on which they’re working: Data, Training, Planning, Communications.

General Resources

WHO COVID-19 website

World Health Organisation website containing up to date data on the global COVID-19 pandemic and specific technical resources for hygiene and sanitation to combat the pandemic.

Global Handwashing Partnership

  • COVID-19 control in low-income settings and displaced populations: what can realistically be done – overview from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

  • Overview of hygiene and sanitation initiatives in low income countries.

Sanitation and Water for All Resources 

  • SWA is a global platform for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. They have compiled different resources and tools around COVID-19 for their partners.


  • A special issue of “Water Currents” contains links to key websites as well as studies and reports that discuss COVID-19.


  • Step by step guide to handwashing


  • Practical technology solutions including technical guide on soap making.


  • Daily updated resources.

Rural Water Supply Network

  • Resources and tools for water provision and sustainable sanitation.

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