Appropedia is a dynamic and open library wiki, focused on success in two core initiatives:

  • Reduce poverty through International Development
  • Increase Sustainability through the use of Appropriate Technology

Learn more about Appropedia's vision and mission at our Mission page.

The material on this site is here free (as in speech) for your use! Use the search box at left, click on one of the categories in the table below, or browse all categories and all 15,534 articles. If you don't find what you're looking for, we would appreciate it if you would let us know on our Requested content page.
New Dawn composting toilet at a demonstration center in Costa Rica, helping treat human waste and provide fertilizer with a reduced bacteria count.

Main Areas Appropedia News
Project: In-country and academic projects
Bathing water project, Madura, Indonesia, 2000 and UTC Solar Distiller

Organizations, e.g. Demotech, Practical Action and AIDG

Topic: Public education and discourse topics
Subject matter articles, e.g. Photovoltaics and Rainwater

Program: Schools, Summer Intensives, Classes, Workshops
Schools, Summer Intensives, Classes, Workshops, e.g. Parras

How to: Step by step instructions
Step by step instructions, from how to Weld wood, to constructing a Home biogas system

Thesis: Thesis papers
Provides a place for your thesis to be more publicly accessible than your university library, e.g. Water management & culture in Indonesian cities

Coordination: For managing events, publications, projects
Organize your collaborations here, e.g. Car-Free Day

Wiki Merger[edit | edit source]

Most active articles[edit | edit source]

New pages[edit | edit source]

Interested in Contributing to Appropedia?

Appropedia follows an open design approach. Anyone can write or edit articles, anyone can plant the seed of an idea that others will build upon. Any group can use these pages to work collaboratively.

We would like to include your projects, current works, observations and suggestions! If you've got an idea for a new article, please see our "Contributing content" page for some suggestions. You can also enrich existing articles by clicking on "edit" at the top of the page or section. The software is robust and forgiving, so Be Bold and contribute!

Find more ways to support the cause at our Community Portal page. Or enter your questions and suggestions at the Village Pump page.

Discussion[View | Edit]

Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.