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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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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 ==
 
== Examples ==
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* 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.{{expand}}
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* Many traditional techniques for building (such as [[adobe]]) are being newly appreciated due to their [[energy efficiency]].
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* From Bangladesh - [[Oral rehydration therapy]].
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* The [[Quake Safe]] building technique is based on traditional techniques.{{fact}}{{expand}}
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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).
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* From Curitiba, Brazil - Bus Rapid Transit Systems (see [[Curitiba transportation]])
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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.
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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]].)
  
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.{{expand}}
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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.
 
 
[[Oral rehydration therapy]] was developed in Bangladesh.
 
 
 
Many traditional techniques for building (such as [[adobe]]) are being newly appreciated due to their energy efficiency.
 
  
 
== 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.
 
 
==External Links==
 
  
[http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/003216.html Leapfrogging in Reverse Jeremy Faludi July 30, 2005 12:50 AM] A blog posting on South to North transfer followed by discussion and debate.
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/003216.html Leapfrogging in Reverse, Jeremy Faludi July 30, 2005] A blog posting on South to North transfer followed by discussion and debate.
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* [http://www.salon.com/tech/htww/2006/09/22/new_york_poverty/ Cash on Delivery of Your Kids to School, Andrew Leonard September 22, 2006] From Salon.com, a posting on a incentive program developed in Latin America and implemented in New York City.
  
  
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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.

Examples[edit]

  • 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.

External links[edit]




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