Knowledge for Development

Africa: Globalisation and the diffusion of nanotechnologies to help the poor

Author: David J. Grimshaw

Co-Author: Jack Stilgoe, and Lawrence D. Gudza

Date: 29/04/2008

Introduction:

In 2006, researchers from Demos, Practical Action and the University of Lancaster collaborated on a process designed to engage Zimbabwean community groups and scientists from both the North and South in debates about new (nano) technologies. Recommendations were formulated with regard to the critical issues of affordability, resource mobility, awareness, acceptability, sustainability, and the policy framework.

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2006
Demos, Practical Action and the University of Lancaster