African Technology Development Forum ATDF

Of the world’s total population of 6.5 billion, 5.8 billion people, or 90%, have little or no access to most of the products and services many of us take for granted; in fact, nearly half do not have regular access to food, clean water, or shelter. Design for the Other 90% explores a growing movement among designers to design low-cost solutions for this “other 90%.” (about /online resources).

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Addresses: ATDF, P.O. Box 31484, Lusaka 10101, Zambia; – Or: ATDF, Chemin de Précossy 17, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland;
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About /Objectives: The African Technology Development Forum (ATDF) is a volunteer organisation that was established in 2002 by Constantine Bartel (UNCTAD), Victor Konde (UN African Commission) and Philipp Aerni (University of Bern and ETH Zurich).

Its primary aim is the promotion of a paradigm shift in development assistance from donor priorities to the priorities of the local economy in Africa. This is to be achieved by facilitating the formation of partnerships and linkages between academic/research … (Objectives).

ATDF collects and disseminates information on:

  • Inventions by institutions, firms and communities;
  • Emerging technologies;
  • Trends in technology, innovation and trade policies;
  • Provides a virtual showroom for inventions and products;
  • Assists to organize technology fairs. (about /what we do).

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