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* From Bangladesh - [[Microfinance]] programs (not actually invented by Professor Yunus, but pioneered by the [[Grameen Bank]] the he establish, as an effective tool in development).
 
* From Bangladesh - [[Microfinance]] programs (not actually invented by Professor Yunus, but pioneered by the [[Grameen Bank]] the he establish, as an effective tool in development).
 
* From Curitiba, Brazil - Bus Rapid Transit Systems (see [[Curitiba transportation]])
 
* From Curitiba, Brazil - Bus Rapid Transit Systems (see [[Curitiba transportation]])
* 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 Brazil & Mexico - [[Conditional Cash Transfer]]{{w|Conditional Cash Transfer}} programs, using welfare as an incentive to encourage specific actions to reduce poverty, e.g. in health and education.
 
* From Colombia - "Cicolovía," [[car-free]] streets for biking, walking, and other activities (e.g. on specific days).
 
* From Colombia - "Cicolovía," [[car-free]] streets for biking, walking, and other activities (e.g. on specific days).
 
* From Cuba - [[Alphabetization program]] for literacy: "[[Yo Sí Puedo]]"
 
* From Cuba - [[Alphabetization program]] for literacy: "[[Yo Sí Puedo]]"
 
* From Kenya - using [[mobile phones]] ([[SMS]]) and the web to improve crisis response, pioneered by [[Ushahidi]]. (See [[Mobile phones in development and disaster management]].)
 
* From Kenya - using [[mobile phones]] ([[SMS]]) and the web to improve crisis response, pioneered by [[Ushahidi]]. (See [[Mobile phones in development and disaster management]].)
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* [[Updated cooking methods in modern kitchens]] An attempt of gathering inspirations from those who have very little, to try to come up with new and improved cooking methods and recipes for modern kitchens. To save electricity, time, water, energy.
  
 
== Appropedia and South to North knowledge transfer ==
 
== Appropedia and South to North knowledge transfer ==

Latest revision as of 18:07, 8 September 2011

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.

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  • Updated cooking methods in modern kitchens An attempt of gathering inspirations from those who have very little, to try to come up with new and improved cooking methods and recipes for modern kitchens. To save electricity, time, water, energy.

Appropedia and South to North knowledge transfer[edit]

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)