Appropriate Technology for the World’s PeopleSmall Technology, BusinessSelf-reliance, SustainabilityCan they develop carbon free?Can we develop carbon free? Pete Schwartz, Cal Poly Physics
Supply Technical Need => Design a gadget for “Them”Technology that is appropriate for “Them” => Communicate with “Them”Make the technology sustainable => Promote Business Venture(Provide Local Income)Give “Them” a Technology => Cocreation, codesignProducing a Technology => Community and Relationship
Appropriate Technology School, “Guateca”: 1) USA and Guatemalan college students study together 2) Study Energy, Resources, and Society; Language, Culture while innovating technology in teams 3) Leave thriving appropriate technology businesses? 4) Commitment to a summer education experience 5) Effervescent Professional Community in San PabloOPEN TO STUDENTS FROM ALL UNIVERSITIES (www.guateca.com )
Business ModelEach Side Enters for Mutual BenefitEmpowering Technology: EducationDissemination: People Teach Other People More Locals will come to Guateca Every YearScalability: Many Developing Communities + Many USA Universities“scalability” can also refer to a model whereby production is ramped upand merchandise is distributed widely resulting in large profits.We present a different model of scalability, that we find moreempowering for developing communities.
Supply Technical Need => Design a gadget for “Them”Technology that is appropriate for “Them” => Communicate with “Them”Make the technology sustainable => Promote Business Venture(Provide Local Income)Give “Them” a Technology => Cocreation, codesignProducing a Technology => Community and RelationshipGoals:1)Collaborative Development Model2)Educational Summer Experience for San Pablo, and US Students3)Development of Enterprises
Guateca, 2012: July 1 – September 1Appropriate Technology AND Teaching AND Natural Building: Optional Permaculture Design Course Open to students from ALL universities: www.guateca.com Now accepting applications! Ask us for Flyers!
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