Appropriate Technology Choice brings you the emergence of a credible and
objective civil society voice on Technology Choices for Development.
Appropriate Technology Choice is about enabling the non-profit sector to make
an informed decision on the right technology and its deployment plan that would
best serve its development intervention and aid societal transformation at the
Technology plays a catalytic role in development interventions by providing
options of scalability and outreach to the masses. When applied directly or
indirectly to a disadvantaged population, it also tends to multiply its
development effects, its impact evident in all development sectors such as in
governance, education, health and many other areas.
Conventional wisdom is that economic development and societal wealth in turn
trickle down to the whole of society, except such diffusion depends notably on
equitable access to opportunities. Information and Communication Technologies
(ICTs) here flattens the social hierarchy, and makes effective use of scare
resources in poverty reduction efforts.
While there are non-profit programmes and initiatives on ground putting new ICT
innovations and out-of-box ideas, many still face significant constraints, given
the complexities of development challenges and the novelty and dynamism of the
range of ICT tools.
In numerous instances the total cost of deploying new technology is much higher
than anticipated; and even then their impact and efficacy may be inadequate in
meeting the targeted development objectives.
Appropriate Technology Choice is the place to engage, discuss and document good
practices, technology sets and methodologies to increase the overall impact in
development. Our tech-neutral knowledge repository on technology tools and
products, cutting-edge ICT innovations, expert speak and researched case studies
are complemented with offline advocacy workshops.