(i) Investigate one case study from an LEDC of a sustainable project that uses appropriate technology, and describe and explain how it aims to use technology to progress economic, environmental and social improvements; (ii) Evaluate the success of this appropriate technology project. http://www.solarcookers.org/programs/multkenya.html
‘ Technology that can be made with local materials by local people at an affordable price, whilst benefitting individuals and communities, it will have a limited impact on the environment.’
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ke.html Life expectancy 58 yrs GNP $1,600 Literacy Rate 85% Urban population 22% Primary industry 20%
Would these technologies be appropriate to help aid Kenya’s development? Explain why.
1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/williamhook/4742233935/sizes/l/in/photostream/ Provide anyone with a mobile phone.
2 Provide each community with a wind turbine. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vax-o-matic/2621890270/
3 Provide families with a goat. http://www.flickr.com/photos/nancyb/99552608/sizes/l/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashdenawards/4799278288/ Traditional African stove. Heated stones above a fire made from wood.
http://www.solarcookers.org/programs/multkenya.html Solar Cooker- Cookit. Heat from the sun is reflect via aluminium material to a dark cooking pot, this can be contained within a plastic bag to make cooking more efficient.
http://www.solarcookers.org/programs/multkenya.html The cookers are easy to manufacture locally, they can also be made from recycled materials.
http://www.solarcookers.org/programs/multkenya.html Offers the opportunity of small-scale enterprise.
http://www.solarcookers.org/programs/multkenya.html Reduces reliance on wood for fuel. Can also be used to sterilise water.