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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – September 2022

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – September 2022

| 25th September 2022

A deadly reality For most of us, climate change remains a threat to our future and to that of the generations that will follow us, as they face the challenge of caring for this Earth of ours. For the people of Pakistan, however, the impact of climate change is already a deadly reality, measured in […]

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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – June 2022

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – June 2022

| 21st June 2022

No on is an island “Prepare for the long haul as Russia’s attack on Ukraine reaches its first 100 days!” It’s a chilling headline which is devastating for the people of Ukraine and no doubt distressing for many of the inhabitants of Russia. I realise that our efforts within this issue of Appropriate Technology to […]

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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – March 2022

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – March 2022

| 25th March 2022

Innovative solutions and urgent financing needed to address rural poverty Sadly, there is no other way to start this editorial than with an expression of immense horror at Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. I’m certainly not qualified to comment on where this may end, just hoping and praying it will end peacefully and quickly. Innocent people […]

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Global Partnering Event DIHAD 2022

Global Partnering Event DIHAD 2022

| 25th February 2022

Successful development requires inclusive partnerships built upon shared values and a common vision of the future with people and the planet at the centre. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an ideal framework for those partnerships. Global leaders continually reiterate that we can only realise the SDGs with strong partnerships and cooperation. Hence Sustainable Development […]

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The Leading Humanitarian Aid & Development Event

The Leading Humanitarian Aid & Development Event

| 25th February 2022

The Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development (DIHAD) Event, established and organized in Dubai dated 6-8 April 2004, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, provides a platform where assistance providers can interface with relevant actors from the […]

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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – December 2021

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – December 2021

| 5th January 2022

  ‘It takes all kinds of different minds’ The return of AidEx 2021 to live action in Brussels in November is roundly celebrated in this issue alongside a warm welcome for the debut appearance of Development2030 in the Belgian capital. The organisers, exhibitors and delegates who made it to the Brussels Expo deserve our congratulations […]

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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – September 2021

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – September 2021

| 14th September 2021

What next for life-changing support? Expressing an appropriate reaction to everything that has happened in Afghanistan in recent weeks has been a daunting process. While the international media has justifiably focused on the desperate plight of those involved in the evacuation from Kabul Airport, we have concentrated on a few simple accounts of how the […]

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Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – June 2021

Editor’s Comment and Table of Contents – June 2021

| 9th June 2021

Covid-19, water and COP26 The content of each issue of Appropriate Technology is largely self-selecting, without too much influence from the editor. That may seem an odd opening statement, but it is certainly true of the current publication. Covid-19 continues to feature in many of our reports, of course, reflecting the devastating effect the virus […]

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Editor’s Comment – March 2021

Editor’s Comment – March 2021

| 5th March 2021

Opportunity for change One of the inescapable lessons to be drawn from dealing with Covid-19 is that no country can stand apart from the rest of the world and its troubles. The notion that the problems of the developing world can be neatly contained within the countries concerned, without damaging lives or livelihoods globally, has […]

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Editor’s Comment – December 2020

Editor’s Comment – December 2020

| 10th December 2020

What a year… Living with the impact of COVID-19 throughout 2020 has been demanding for us all, disrupting the best-laid plans of the New Year; destroying the hopes of an early easing of infection risks and restrictions as the year wore on. For some, the reach of the pandemic has been devastating, causing the loss […]

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