n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - Appropriate technology : technological innovation to empower Africa - : editor's note

Volume 7, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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This special issue is devoted to nine of the best research presentations from the 6th International Conference on Appropriate Technology (6th ICAT). The theme of the conference "Appropriate Technology for the 21st Century: Technological Innovation to Empower Africa" served to highlight the importance of innovation in advancing technology in general and appropriate technology (AT) in particular. The 6th ICAT was held at Kenyatta University in November of 2014. The ICAT is held biennially in November. The conference extended the work of previous ICATs with a wider range of workshops and a larger effort with the Appropriate Technology Fair. The relevance of recognising the importance of social inclusion led the focus to involve women and youth totally in the efforts to promote AT. The promotion of skills and talent for youth employment is relevant to a sustainable future. The organisers of the 6th ICAT made special efforts to promote and support the involvement of youth and students. This included providing financial assistance for students to travel to Nairobi to participate.

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