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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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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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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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