When: 11 am Sunday 1st March
Where: Kirkwood Room KG07, University of Canterbury
Appropriate Technology refers to the use of people-centred, sustainable and locally controlled technical solutions. The purpose of this event is to develop App Tech workshop resources for use throughout New Zealand, with the aim of engaging our members and promoting discussion of EWBNZ’s role with technology in developing communities. We will be presenting modules on different areas of App Tech and encouraging discussion, feedback and debate.
Everyone is welcome and no prior experience with Appropriate Technology is necessary. Come along and help us shape the future of App Tech for EWBNZ!
News Date: Sunday, 01 March, 2015
One of our placement volunteers, Mark Holden writes an update from Ambrym, Vanuatu:
"For the next 5 months I’m based in the north-east of Ambrym, Vanuatu. My primary role is to monitor the construction of rain water harvesting systems in two villages, Falibeur and Barereo. The systems comprise of new iron clad roofs to collect water which will be piped to a number of tap stands in the village....
News Date: Friday, 09 January, 2015
An EWB appropriate technology workshop is being planned to run in Christchurch on the weekend of 27th of Feburary - 1st March 2015. The primary aim of this workshop is to facilitate discussion of innovative engineering solutions in the constrained environments experienced in developing nations. The workshop may also allow the development of appropriate technology resources for continued use by EWBNZ.
Students, professionals and academics will be welcomed to the interactive discussion. The focus of the workshop may include case studies of engineering solutions implemented in developing communities in the past, a range of non-grid solutions available for domestic lighting or other specific examples of appropriate technology.
We look forward to seeing you there!
News Date: Sunday, 14 December, 2014
Kirkwood Village - Room KG07 University of Canterbury
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