Tag: appropriate technology

Rob Goodier

What’s in a name? The words we use for our field hint at what we value in our work

April 27, 2017

Organizations around the world have adopted at least a dozen names, probably more, for the work that we do...

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Rob Goodier

Hundreds of products for comparison in one place: E4C’s Solutions Library is live

November 24, 2015

Re-invention of the wheel is one of the biggest mistakes in global development. Especially when that wheel is faulty....

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Frank Bergh

The Roots and Implications of Appropriate Technology

July 23, 2015

The term “appropriate technology” is so over-used as to be almost meaningless. The notion that technology alone can resolve...

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Frank Bergh

Humanitarian Technology 2014 – Trends & Tweets

May 20, 2015

  The first annual Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems, and Global Impact Conference, better known as #HumTech2014, made a big...

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Rob Goodier

How to Make a 3D-Printed Corn Sheller

December 17, 2014

Shelling corn by hand is hard, long and boring work, but in some parts of the rural developing world...

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Mike Mader

Simple but Intelligent Solutions for People with Health Restrictions

December 10, 2014

Millions of people in developing countries face urgent needs in basic supply that can be met successfully through appropriate...

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Diana Jue

7 Expert Tips for Inventors

October 15, 2014

Many of you learned about the distribution challenge from my colleague and Essmart’s co-founder, Jackie Stenson. If you haven’t...

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Rob Goodier

How the Maker Movement Boosts Local Business

September 2, 2014

Makers around the world are launching small businesses, feeding their families and creating jobs. Makerfaires and other DIY events...

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Rob Goodier

Simple Tech to Help African Farmers Thrive

May 23, 2014

Better information, tools, storage and seeds are helping lift 1 billion people out of chronic hunger. This infographic by...

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Rob Goodier

The Big Design Questions | Can a technology that hurts some groups of people still be considered appropriate?

May 20, 2014

Welcome to The Big Design Questions, a weekly series that tests and challenges the design principles for creating appropriate technology outlined in...

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