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Editor’s Comment – September 2020

Editor’s Comment – September 2020

| 11th September 2020

COVID-19 continues to dominate The impact of COVID-19 on all our lives, both personally and economically, once again dominates this issue of Appropriate Technology, as we seek to reflect the efforts of many around the world to reduce short-term suffering and alleviate the longer term business consequences of this horrendous virus. In more normal times, […]

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Editor’s Comment – June 2020 Issue

Editor’s Comment – June 2020 Issue

| 30th July 2020

COVID-19 invades all our lives At the time of going to press the global number of COVID-19 cases had just passed 5.5 million, resulting in 353,334 deaths, mainly concentrated on the Americas and Europe. Sadly, by the time you read this, both those numbers will have risen again, possibly sharply, with every expectation that they […]

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Editor’s Comment – March 2020 issue

Editor’s Comment – March 2020 issue

| 29th July 2020

Covid-19, locusts and much more invade our ideal world. In an ideal world, this issue of Appropriate Technology would be devoted entirely to reports of successful and practical solutions to the rural development challenges of today’s world. Sometimes, however, life isn’t that simple. While you will hopefully discover plenty of positive ‘can-do’ accounts as you […]

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USAID joins ‘call to action’ on COVID-19

USAID joins ‘call to action’ on COVID-19

| 23rd July 2020

USAID’s Acting Administrator John Barsa signed SWA’s ‘call to action’ at the end of May, a move which the organisation said reinforced the US Government’s ‘long-standing commitment to water security and sanitation as a foreign policy priority’. In an accompanying statement, signed by USAID’s Global Water Coordinator, Jennifer Mack, the organi­sation said that access to […]

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