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Ocw technology and_global_development_2.ppt

  1. 1. Technology and Global Development Technology in Sustainable DevelopmentDr Wim Ravesteijn http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl /hi/picture_gallery/05/africa_0millenJanuary 11, 2010 nium_village0_in_kenya/img/4.jpg 1
  2. 2. World PovertyJeffrey Sachs’ Model Villages8 Kenyan villages, 5000 people for example: SauriFight for survival Hunger, Aids, malariaProvision in maize needed (staple food)Situation has deteriorated: fertilizer is no longer usedJanuary 11, 2010 2
  3. 3. Jeffrey Sachs’ Model VillageNeed for InvestmentsAgriculture Fertilizer, improvement of soil, irrigation, better seedsHealthcare Village clinics, mosquito nets, medicineEducation Meals, professional educations, computer skills www.made-in-china.comJanuary 11, 2010 3
  4. 4. Jeffrey Sachs’ Model VillageNeed for InvestmentsEnergy, transport and communication Grid connection or a diesel generator for electricity, truck for transportationSafe drinking water and SanitaryProvisions Protected sources, collecting rainwater http://www.bsos.umd.edu/econ/werling/ truck.jpgJanuary 11, 2010 4
  5. 5. Jeffrey Sachs’ Model VillageCosts and benefitsCosts $ 350.000 dollar per year $ 70 per personBenefits will payback in lives, productivity and sales of products on the marketJanuary 11, 2010 5
  6. 6. World PovertyEarth Institute, Columbia University5 clusters offered: Earth Sciences Ecology and conservation Environmental Technology Public Health Economics and government policyWhat’s missing?January 11, 2010 6
  7. 7. World PovertyAlso important:Technology or sociotechnical systemsOrganisation and management of technological development (including the setting up of enterprises)Technology and culture Humanity Institute at Delft University of Technology?January 11, 2010 7
  8. 8. World PovertyProblemsProduction (solved in Europe by for example the industrial revolution)Distribution (Europe: market-liberalism-trade revolution)Redistribution (Europe: welfare states) mhslibrary.org/.../progress.jpgJanuary 11, 2010 8
  9. 9. World PovertyProblemsInfrastructure and health-technology (Europe: social government policy www.clubofrome.org resulting in social revolutions)Environmental Issues (Europe: environmental discussions) http://www.ou.edu/student/ofc/WMM3.pngJanuary 11, 2010 9
  10. 10. World PovertyA moral/ethical problemWhen did it start and why? Industrial Revolution – Sachs Commercial, technological and industrial revolution in the Middle Ages - LandesIn 1820 all areas of the world were poor, by 1998 all had grown(however: the growth was average) Led to the development of Western Welfare states)January 11, 2010 10
  11. 11. World PovertyA moral/ethical problemHistory shows a variation in wealthand poverty This is illustrated by varying centre’s of technology, power, culture and wealth (e.g China till about 1500)When were world poverty problems recognised? http://www.everyculture.com/images/ctc_01 _img0240.jpgJanuary 11, 2010 11
  12. 12. World PovertyA moral/ethical problem20th of January 1949: President Truman“We must embark on a program for making the benefits of science and industry available for the improvement of underdeveloped areasNo imperialism, exploitation for profit anymore, but a program of development based on democratic fair dealing”In the context of the Cold War: green www.visitingdc.com revolution instead of a red revolutionJanuary 11, 2010 12
  13. 13. World PovertyMoral history of world povertyAbbolition of slavery England- Quakers, Wilberforce, 1833End of colonialism 2 worldwars, Mahatma Ghandi (non-violence) Indian Independence in 1947 www.uweb.ucsb.eduJanuary 11, 2010 13
  14. 14. World PovertyMoral history of world povertyMovement for civilian rights and antiapartheids movement Martin Luther King (I have a dream, 1963) Nelson Mandela (1988)Fight against world poverty Milleniumconference UN Milleniumgoals Kofi Anan (We the peoples, 2000) www.britannica.com/eb/art- 73173/Nelson-MandelaJanuary 11, 2010 14
  15. 15. World PovertyConclusionFight against poverty is based on European (ancient Geek/ Jewish- Christian) idealism of equalityThis idealism has been one of the accelerators of European revolutionary historyJanuary 11, 2010 15
  16. 16. World PovertyEthics of DevelopmentDoes it matter if world poverty was the “normal human pattern” that Europe defeated itself by means of an “ abnormal human pattern”? or if the rise of Europe has supported, or even caused world poverty problems?In the second case, the moral pressure is ethically stronger.January 11, 2010 16
  17. 17. World PovertyEthics of DevelopmentSimilarly: human or natural causes of global warming? is technological development neutral and autonomous or value- related and value-driven (engineering ethics)?January 11, 2010 17

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