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Kerry-Ann Hamilton
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Howard University Hosts 2010 Appropriate Technology Symposium

WASHINGTON (April 28, 2010) – “Appropriate Technology Across the Hemispheres: Asia, Africa and the Americas,” the Howard University Spring 2010 Appropriate Technology Symposium, will convene on April 30 and May 1, in the Blackburn Center Auditorium.

The theme of this year's symposium is Appropriate Technology for Energy, Water and Development. It will bring together speakers, academics and practitioners in the diverse field of appropriate technology and development.

The symposium will feature guest speakers from India, Africa and the Caribbean, including Bunker Roy, founder of the Barefoot College which has led the solar electrification of remote rural Africa. Zeinab Blandia of the Ru’Ya Organization in Sudan, along with Bunker Roy will discuss on the success of decentralized and bottom-up development.

The symposium is an initiative of the International Network on Appropriate Technology at HU and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Fund for Academic Excellence, Engineers Without Borders-HU Chapter, College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, and the Northern California Council of Black Professional Engineers.

What: Howard University Spring 2010 Appropriate Technology Symposium
When: April 30 - May 1, 10 a.m.
Where: Blackburn Center Auditorium

Conference Program


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