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* Many traditional techniques for building (such as [[adobe]]) are being newly appreciated due to their energy efficiency.
 
* Many traditional techniques for building (such as [[adobe]]) are being newly appreciated due to their energy efficiency.
 
* The [[Quake Safe]] building technique is based on traditional techniques.{{fact}}{{expand}}
 
* The [[Quake Safe]] building technique is based on traditional techniques.{{fact}}{{expand}}
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From Bangladesh – [Microfinance Microfinance] programs (not actually invented by Prof Yunus, but pioneered by his Grameen Bank as an effective tool in development).
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* From Curitiba, Brazil – Bus Rapid Transit Systems (see [[Curitiba transportation]])
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* From Brazil & Mexico – [[Conditional Cash Transfer]]{{wp sup|Conditional Cash Transfer}} programs, using welfare as an incentive to encourage specific actions to reduce poverty, e.g. in health and education.
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* From Colombia – "Cicolovía," [[car-free]] streets for biking, walking, and other activities (e.g. on specific days).
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* From Cuba – [[Alphabetization program]] for literacy: "[[Yo Sí Puedo]]"
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* From Kenya – using [[mobile phones]] ([[SMS]]) and the web to improve crisis response, pioneered by [[Ushahidi]]. (See [[Mobile phones in development and disaster management]].)
  
 
== Appropedia and South to North knowledge transfer ==
 
== Appropedia and South to North knowledge transfer ==
It is hoped that this transfer will occur more through Appropedia, with for example [[GEM mosquito control]] from India (which uses no pesticides) and a [[Home biogas system (Philippine BioDigesters)|home biogas system]] from the Philippines. This includes both ''technology'' transfer and more general ''knowledge'' transfer
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Appropedia enables this transfer, along with all directions of knowledge transfer. For example [[GEM mosquito control]] from India (which uses no pesticides) and a [[Home biogas system (Philippine BioDigesters)|home biogas system]] from the Philippines. This includes both ''technology'' transfer and more general ''knowledge'' transfer.
  
 
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Revision as of 06:20, 23 October 2010

The term technology transfer, when used in regards to sustainability and appropriate technology, is often considered to mean a transfer from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere. But developed nations can learn valuable lessons from technologies developed in the majority world which may use less resources and have a lower impact on the environment. These are important factors for a part of the world that has a greater per capita effect on the global environment.

Examples

  • The asthma inhaler spacers are an example of this type of transfer. Dr. Zahr, a physician in South Africa, is responsible for much of the research showing that this simple device can effectively replace the more expensive and less available commercial product. Bottle spacers are now being developed and produced by people working for a community health center in the United States.please expand
  • Oral rehydration therapy was developed in Bangladesh.
  • Many traditional techniques for building (such as adobe) are being newly appreciated due to their energy efficiency.
  • The Quake Safe building technique is based on traditional techniques.[verification needed]please expand

From Bangladesh – [Microfinance Microfinance] programs (not actually invented by Prof Yunus, but pioneered by his Grameen Bank as an effective tool in development).

Appropedia and South to North knowledge transfer

Appropedia enables this transfer, along with all directions of knowledge transfer. For example GEM mosquito control from India (which uses no pesticides) and a home biogas system from the Philippines. This includes both technology transfer and more general knowledge transfer.

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Steve.mccrosky 17:13, 28 October 2007 (PDT)