intermediate technology


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intermediate technology

n
(Electronics) technology which combines sophisticated ideas with cheap and readily available materials, esp for use in developing countries
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The failure of conventional science and technology policies in emerging economies as discussed by Daudpota (2001) in a paper titled "Intermediate Technology -An appropriate Developmental Path".
"The programme stems from Microsoft Unlimited Potential, which provides the foundation for teaching basic to intermediate technology skills in a hands-on manner and maximise its potential."
One such partner, featured in the strategy, is a local non-governmental organisation, Practical Action, formerly known as the Intermediate Technology Development Group.
Film also has an edge in post, and that edge has been extended by the latest in digital intermediate technology.
He said: ``Hybrid is really not an intermediate technology. We think hybrid is the technology we have to see for the future.''
Indoor burning of biomass such as wood, dung, crop residue, and charcoal kills 1.6 million people each year, including 1 million children, reports the nongovernmental British Intermediate Technology Development Group.
In a report published earlier this year, development NGO Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG) dubbed indoor air pollution the silent killer, not just because of the stealthy way it permeates the lives and lungs of its victims, but because no-one is talking about it.
Two and a half years ago the company invested in the digital intermediate technology that is the next step in the convergence of cinema with digital technology.
Visaka Hidellage, Sri Lankan Director of the non-governmental Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), points to the practical difficulties facing women: 'In our experience, it is very difficult for a poor woman to walk into a fancy looking commercial bank to get a loan'.
Going with the Flow: Small Scale Water Power Made Simple by Dan Curtis, Billy Langley and Richard Ramsey (Intermediate Technology Publications, 1999)

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