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Title: Uplifting developing communities through sustained technology transfer
Authors: Mashiri, M
Kristan, K
Marian, B
Elrahman, OA
Keywords: Technology transfer
Transportation information sharing
Issue Date: May-2007
Citation: Mashiri, M, Kistan, K, Marian, B and Elrahman, OA. 2007. Uplifting developing communities through sustained technology transfer. Technology transfer for Africa's sustainable transportation system, 3rd Africa technology transfer conference, Mangochi, Malawi, 22 – 25 May, 2007, pp 16
Abstract: With the help of some practical examples, this paper seeks to highlight the importance of technology transfer, not only in stimulating innovation, but also in broadening livelihood opportunities as well as in strengthening local institutions. A strand of thought that runs through the paper is that as the gradual shift to a knowledge society takes shape, even in developing rural environments, knowledge becomes an entrenched production factor. In this regard, continuous learning processes are considered pivotal for the successful performance and adoption of technologies. A final conclusion is also evident - in order to ensure sustained impact from technology transfer and adoption activities, the ultimate metric is participation as encapsulated in the old Chinese adage "Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will know".
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1031
Appears in Collections:Resource-based sustainable development
Rural infrastructure and services
General science, engineering & technology

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