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Guiding Principles

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the leader in designing and developing human-centered technologies that support health, safety and development throughout Southeast Asia.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve regional health, safety and sustainable development through:

  • Building Capacity within local communities to foster a local culture of innovation
  • Creating Tools to support collaboration for social good
  • Collaborating With End Users through a human-centered design & development process
  • Ensuring Impact through research and evaluation

 

 

We work to effectively bridge the gap between knowledge and action for improved collaboration. We work with a wide network of governments, universities, corporations, international health organizations, humanitarian NGOs and local communities around the region. Together we work to identify requirements for enhanced information flow, better cross-sector collaboration and more effective collective action.

 

 

Our Values

As an organization we are committed to guide our work towards a vision based on shared values:

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Progress can be made in reducing human suffering, death, and disease on a local and global level. We believe we have a responsibility to use all our skills, knowledge and experience to make a positive impact on global health and safety.

 

COLLABORATION: Collaboration is a driving force in overcoming silos and divisions, allowing different communities and sectors to work together effectively to achieve common goals. We shape our programs and technologies to support and enhance local and global collaboration aimed at achieving meaningful social impact.

 

AGILITY: We believe the most effective programs and technologies are flexible and iterative and are built on joint participation of the communities they are meant to serve.  We work in incremental and adaptive steps, side by side with our stakeholders and beneficiaries, to jointly design programs and technologies that have measurable impact.