Narrow down by keywords: Technology
- `Third World' perspectives on cyberfeminism
Cyberfeminists share the belief that women should `take control of and appropriate the use of cybertechnologies in an attempt to empower ourselves.' The author argues that the demystification of technology is necessary, but not sufficient, for empowerment ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:01
- Micro-Hydro Design Manual: A Guide to Small-Scale Water Power Schemes
Author: Harvey , Adam, with Andy Brown, Priyantha Hettiarachi and Allen Inversin ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-07 09:05
- A critique of design methodologies appropriate to private sector activity in development
In the corporate world, design has received increasing attention over the last 50 years and is now firmly embedded within almost all aspects of corporate activity. This article explores the role of design in development. Design is widely used and understo ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:47
- Monitoring megacities: the MURBANDY/MOLAND approach
The MOLAND methodology adopts earth observation techniques combined with geo-processing tools and statistical data to monitor environmental and morphological changes in urban areas. The methodology is an aid to understanding urban development processes as ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Attitude counts: engaging with rice farmers in West Africa
An international project called PADS promoted participatory learning and action research with inland valley rainfed rice farmers in West Africa. All countries received the same training, similar funding, and the same leadership. Although the staff in Gh ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-16 11:31
- Global Knowledge: a US NGO perspective
Global Knowledge '97: Knowledge for Development in the Information Age was organised by the World Bank and the Canadian government and held in Toronto. The Benton Foundation put together a group of US experts from the NGO sector, and the author reports on ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- Negotiating power: community media, democracy, and the public sphere
Given the centrality of communication to society, who ‘owns’ the media, who gets to speak on behalf of whom, and to what end are critical issues. The regression of ‘mainstream’ media from ‘watchdogs’ of democracies to ...
Abstract - anna - 2009-10-01 16:43
- The lost 1990s? Personal reflections on a history of participatory technology development
This article traces a history of agricultural participatory research, largely from the author's personal experience. Participatory research in the 1970s was mostly led by disciplinary scientists, and characterised by innovative activities and open academi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- Which knowledge? Whose reality? An overview of knowledge used in the development sector
This article provides an overview of issues relating to the use of knowledge by development organisations. It starts by exploring the various definitions of knowledge which exist in a world of many cultures and intellectual traditions and the role of lang ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- Solar Pumping: An Introduction and Update on the Technology, Performance, Costs, and Economics
Author: Barlow, Roy, Bernard McNelis, and Anthony Derrick Issue: ...
Book review - admin - 2009-12-22 08:42