Pump from KickStart.
This section provides links to various practical technologies
and approaches that will help to bootstrap developing
economies. (See the editorial
on productivity and developing countries.)
Powered Radios, Flashlights, etc. - windup
mechanisms eliminate the need for batteries.
Water Roller - barrel with a simple push lawnmower
type handle allowing a person to move much larger
amounts of water than with a jug.
Ceramic Jiko - low cost, high efficiency stove
- Low power white LED lighting
Multifunctional Platform for Poverty Alleviation
- diesel motor on a platform with optional accessories,
e.g. a grinder for peanuts, provides low cost ways
to vastly increase production for small villages.
Ghatta Project - transform simple water mills
into battery charging stations
- kids push and ride roundabout for fun and pump
water at same time
- easy to use water purifier
- simple, low cost water disinfection with solar heating.
- Solar Ovens
- Society for Urban Development in East Africa
- Waste Management
(Xtracycle Access Foundation) -
- low cost cargo carrier for bicycles
- Agriculture & Biotech
- Other Sites
- Low Cost Housing
- Space and Developing Countries
Oasis - Ron Garan, NASA Astronaut who
participated in the ISS Expeditions 27 & 28, founded
this community website.
It is very difficult to look at our beautiful
Earth from space without being moved in some
way. One of the main goals of Fragile Oasis
is to share this orbital perspective and inspire
people to go out and make a difference; to
go out and somehow make life better for those
with whom they share this fragile oasis. The
Fragile Oasis community was established to
unite in the common goal of sharing our humanity
and improving our world. Let us inspire, recognize,
and help each other in our collective quest
to make life better on our planet.
- weblog devoted to the benefits of space for
LAUNCH - - initiative that includes
NASA that seeks "to identify and support
the innovative work poised to contribute to a
sustainable future and accelerate solutions to
meet urgent challenges facing our society"
- a non-profit group that provides telecommunications
services to developing countries.
Sensing - RS imagery and data offer important
benefits to poor countries in many ways such as
in the monitoring of resources - water distribution,
forest cover, land use, etc. They've even been
used to monitor insect infestations and conditions
conducive to diseases such as sleeping sickness
spread by the tsetse fly .
Center at Education World - links to websites
dealing with science education in developing countries.
Core: Information on Indian Infrastructure &