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Title : EC.701J D-Lab I: Development (MIT)

Description : D-Lab Development addresses issues of technological improvements at the micro level for developing countries—in particular, how the quality of life of low-income households can be improved by adaptation of low cost and sustainable technologies. Discussion of development issues as well as project implementation challenges are addressed through lectures, case studies, guest speakers and laboratory exercises. Students form project teams to partner with mostly local level organizations in developing countries, and formulate plans for an IAP site visit. (Previous field sites include Ghana, Brazil, Honduras and India.) Project team meetings focus on developing specific projects and include cultural, social, political, environmental and economic overviews of the countries and localities to

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2009

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Date : 2015-03-17T21:11:53+05:00

Relation : EC.701J

Relation : 11.025J

Relation : 11.472J

Language : en-US

Subject : EC.701

Subject : 11.025

Subject : 11.472

Subject : development project

Subject : appropriate technology

Subject : sustainable development

Subject : intermediate technology

Subject : stakeholder analysis

Subject : China

Subject : India

Subject : Rwanda

Subject : Sierra Leone

Subject : Tanzania

Subject : Africa

Subject : developing country

Subject : international development

Subject : third world

Subject : poverty

Subject : bottom of the pyramid;cooking

Subject : latrine

Subject : grain mill

Subject : solar energy

Subject : stove

Subject : energy

Subject : charcoal

Subject : wheelchair

Subject : water

Subject : water quality

Subject : safe water

Subject : water treatment

Subject : health

Subject : sanitation

Subject : World Bank

Subject : NGO

Subject : United Nations

Subject : ICT4D

Subject : ICT4C

Subject : microfinance

Subject : micro-finance

Subject : AIDS

Subject : HIV

Subject : wind power

Subject : solar power

Subject : biomass

Subject : biodiesel

Subject : biogas

Subject : agriculture

Subject : farming

Subject : food

Subject : green revolution

Subject : millenium development goals

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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