Technology Justice

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Technology Justice and Faecal Sludge Management

Tackling the second-generation sanitation challenge in South Asia. While globally rates of access to improved sanitation remain woefully low, Bangladesh stands out as a country that has made remarkable progress in eliminating the scourge of open defecation. However, across the country’s growing urban centres, this success has created a so-called ‘second-generation’ sanitation challenge of how to...

Noémie de la Brosse; Jonathan Casey; Lucy Stevens, Published by Practical Action 2017

Technology Justice: A call to action

Technology is at the heart of human development. It enables people to produce food, access water and energy, and keep in good health. But access to technology and its benefits are not fairly shared. And the environmental impact of our use of technology is pushing our planet to crisis point. The current innovation system is not working. Without change, it will continue to drive injustice,...

Practical Action; Amber Meikle, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2016

Technology Justice can deliver a different future

Infographic from 'Technology Justice: A Call to Action' showing how adopting the principles of Technology Justice can ensure that everyone globally can achieve a minimum standard of living, while operating within the world's planetary boundaries.

Mercer Design, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2016

Access to technology and its benefits are not fairly shared - gender and agriculture

Part 1 of an infographic from 'Technology Justice: A Call to Action', showing the injustice in knowledge access for agriculture between women and men in developing countries.

Mercer Design, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2016

Technology is at the heart of human development

Infographic from 'Technology Justice: A Call to Action' publication, which shows the variety of technologies which underpin our abilities to live safe and prosperous lives in 5 sectors: energy, agriculture, health, water, and education.

Mercer Design, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2016

Access to technology and its benefits are not fairly shared

Infographic from 'Technology Justice: A Call to Action', which shows the injustice in access to technologies critical for leading sustainable, prosperous and healthy lives.

Mercer Design, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2016

Our technology use is pushing our planet to crisis point

Infographic from 'Technology Justice: A Call to Action' showing how global technology use is pushing the world beyond its biophysical limits, according to the Planetary Boundaries model.

Mercer Design, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2016

Access to technology and its benefits are not fairly shared - health

Part 2 of an infographic from 'Technology Justice: A Call to Action', showing the injustice in research and development into critical health issues affecting billions of people in developing countries.

Mercer Design, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2016

Access to technology and its benefits are not fairly shared - energy

Part 3 of an infographic from 'Technology Justice: A Call to Action', showing the injustice in energy access and use between developed and developing countries.

Mercer Design, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2016

Balance the scales of Technology Justice

Infographic encouraging action to achieve Technology Justice. Intended to be used and shared via social media.

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2016

Technology and the Future of Work

Through a year-long project, Practical Action and WIEGO have explored the technologies, cities, work and systems that influence the disruptive impact of technologies on informal workers. The Technology & Future of Work project explored how the working poor are able to mitigate the negative livelihood impacts of technology disruption, or harness technologies to create new work opportunities in...

Jonathan Casey; Kendra Hughes, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2016

Technology and the Future of Work: Experiences of informal waste workers and street vendors in Dhaka, Lima, and Nairobi

The role and importance of technology in informal work opportunities and livelihoods is little understood or explored. Technology can be a great enabler, helping people to do more, better. But it can also threaten livelihoods and work opportunities and drive social inequality. Through a year-long project supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, Practical Action and WIEGO (Women in Informal...

Jonathan Casey, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2016

Justice in technology innovation

Presentation by Hilary Sutcliffe of Society Insid,e at the panel discussion at the launch event of 'Rethink, Retool, Reboot: Technology as if people and planet mattered' book.

Hilary Sutcliffe, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2016

Lives on the Edge

Presentation by Katy Athersuch of MSF's Access campaign at the launch event of the 'Rethink, Retool, Reboot: Technology as if people and planet mattered' book. Katy analyses the technology injustices of medical research and access to essential medicenes in low income markets.

Katy Athersuch, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2016

Mobile technology for development

This is a capability statement on mobile technology for development. The affordability of mobile phones, combined with open source data and apps, has the potential to transform the lives of poor people worldwide. The speed at which mobile technology is advancing is exciting; however there are still challenges to harnessing and scaling the opportunities it presents. Practical Action has...

Practical Action, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

Introducing Technology Justice: A new paradigm for the SDGs

As national governments, development actors, and businesses negotiate, commit to, and begin to implement Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years, Practical Action makes the case for Technology Justice to inform their actions and ambitions. This briefing paper introduces the arguments and opportunities for harnessing technology to help achieve universal and sustainable development in...

Amber Meikle; Jodi Sugden, Published by Practical Action Publishing 2015

Global Learning Meets Science And Technology: Teaching Technology Justice In European Classrooms

There are compelling arguments for making the link between science and citizenship education to engage school students in debates about sustainable futures. Global learning brings authentic contexts, challenges and dilemmas such as food security, the effects of climate change and access to energy into the heart of science and technology education. The value in developing school students’...

Angela Daly; Julie Brown, Published by European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) 2015

Literature Review: Technology and the Future of Work

In cities across the globe, technologies are driving disruptions of informal and formal economies and shaping how workers interact with them. The disruptive impact of technologies is complex, can be at once positive and negative, and will differ depending on a whole range of contextual factors. This literature review informs a year-long project between Practical Action and WIEGO. It explores the...

Jonathan Casey; Jenna Harvey, Published by Practical Action, United Kingdom 2015

Beyond the Millennium Development Goals

Practical Action, Published by United Kingdom 2013

Policy Position Paper Technology Justice

This paper describes our policy work on technology justice. It explains why we are working on this issue, outlines our aims and approaches, and sets out our recommendations.

Amber Meikle, Published by Practical Action 2012

 

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