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Title Technologies for sustainable development : a way to reduce poverty? / Jean-Claude Bolay, Silvia Hostettler, Eileen Hazboun, editors.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2014.

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Subject Sustainable development -- Technological innovations.
Environmental economics.
Alt Name Bolay, Jean-Claude, 1954-
Hostettler, Silvia,
Hazboun, Eileen,
Description 1 online resource
Contents Part I. Introduction -- Technologies and Partnerships / Silvia Hostettler and Jean-Claude Bolay -- Part II. What is an Appropriate Technology? -- The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation Policies and Instruments for a Paradigm Shift Towards Sustainable Development / Lidia Brito -- New Vernacular Architecture as Appropriate Strategy for Housing the Poor / Sytse de Maat -- Computerization of Medical Consultation for Children Under Five Years of Age in Rural Areas of Burkina Faso / Guillaume Deflaux, Thierry Agagliate, Jean-Etienne Durand and Pierre Yamaogo -- Field Investigations in Cameroon Towards a More Appropriate Design of a Renewable Energy Pico Hydro System for Rural Electrification / Bryan Ho-Yan, William David Lubitz, Cornelia Ehlers and Johannes Hertlein -- Ensuring Appropriateness of Biogas Sanitation Systems for Prisons: Analysis from Rwanda, Nepal and the Philippines / Christian Riuji Lohri, Martin Gauthier, Alain Oppliger and Christian Zurbrugg -- Technologies for Smallholder Irrigation Appropriate for Whom: Promoters or Beneficiaries? / R.P.S. Malik, C. de Fraiture and Dhananjay Ray -- Toward a New Approach for Hydrological Modeling: A Tool for Sustainable Development in a Savanna Agro-System / Theophile Mande, Natalie Ceperley, Steven V. Weijs, Alexandre Repetti and Marc B. Parlange -- Rural Cold Storage as a Post-Harvest Technology System for Marginalized Agro-Based Communities in Developing Countries / Mahesh Neupane, Richard Opoku, Anju Sharma, Rabindra Adhikari, Jay Krishna Thakur and Manoj Kafle -- Iron-Catalyzed Low Cost Solar Activated Process for Drinking Water Disinfection in Colombian Rural Areas / Cristina Ruales-Lonfat, Angelica Varon Lopez, Jose Fernando Barona [and 3 others] -- Appropriate Technology for Household Energy Access: The Case of the Centrafricain Stove in the Logone Valley (Chad, Cameroon) / Francesco Vitali and Mentore Vaccari -- Part II. How to Ensure an Integrated Sustainable Development? -- Towards Sustainable Integrated Development? Partnerships and Systems / Martin Dahinden -- Innovation in Multi-Actor Partnerships: A Waste Management Initiative in Vietnam / David Christensen -- Instrumental Participation in Serbia: Online Platform for the Dialogue about Public Spaces, Their Availability and Public Usage / Marija Cvetinovic and Dobrica Veselinovic -- Towards Sustainable Urban Livelihoods and Poverty Reduction in Gaza: The Role of Partnership and Appropriate Technology / Al Moataz Hassan and Maysara El-Essy -- Integrated Design Charrettes for Sustainable Development in India's Soaring Building Sector / Pierre Jaboyedoff, Kira Cusack, Sameer Maithel, Kanagaraj Ganeshan, Saswati Chetia and Prashant Bhanware -- Effect of Participation in ICT-Based Market Information Services on Transaction Costs and Household Income Among Smallholder Farmers in Malawi / Samson P. Katengeza, Julius J. Okello, Edouard R. Mensah and Noel Jambo -- Participatory Processes in Urban Planning Projects in China: The Example of Caoyang Village, Shanghai / Abigail-Laure Kern and Jean-Claude Bolay -- On Fast Transition Between Shelters and Housing After Natural Disasters in Developing Regions / Gary S. Prinz, Alain Nussbaumer -- Part IV. Technology Transfer or Co-Creation? Knowledge Sharing and Empowerment -- Research and Innovation for Sustainable Development / Luc Soete -- Appropriate Technology to Reduce Risks and Protect Assets: An Example from Development Cooperation in Bangladesh / Nicole Clot -- Academic Cooperation to Foster Research and Advocacy Competences in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (West Bank) / Francois Golay, Stefan Ziegler, Nicole Harari, Beatrice Metaireau, Claudio Carneiro and Martin Schuler -- Fog Collection Technology Transfer and Co-Creation Projects in Falda Verde, Chile and Tojquia, Guatemala / Fernanda Rojas, Virginia Carter and Melissa Rosato -- Role of Village Resource Centers in Technology Diffusion and Development / C.S. Shaijumon and Satheesh Menon.
Summary Whilst scientific research can be crucial in guiding innovation and development throughout the world, it can be too detached from real world applications, particularly in developing and emerging countries. Technologies for Sustainable Development brings together the best 20 papers from the 2012 Conference of the EPFL-UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development with the aim to explore and discuss ways to link scientific research with development practices to assist practitioners and reply directly to social needs. In order for technologies to be adopted it is not sufficient that they are low cost and affordable but also socially, culturally and environmentally accepted by the intended users. Technologies for Sustainable Development aims to explore and answer the following three questions: What is an appropriate technology? How can we ensure a sustainable, integrated development? What are the conditions for co-creation and transfer of such technologies? Focusing on the importance of improving working relationships between stakeholders; researchers and decision-makers; between scientists and industrial sectors; between academics and the population; Technologies for Sustainable Development opens a dialogue necessary to create and implement the best solutions adapted to social demands.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Note Print version record.
ISBN 9783319006390 (electronic bk.)
3319006398 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-00639-0
OCLC # 856161152
Additional Format Print version: Technologies for sustainable development 331900638X (OCoLC)841370707