Solar Lanterns featured in UNESCO publication on innovative technologies benefiting developing countries
- Published on Monday, 27 February 2012
Selling Hours of Solar Lighting in the Evening is the title of a paper on Sunlabob’s Solar Lanterns Rental System recently featured in a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) publication. The publication, which shows how innovative appropriate technologies can benefit emerging and developing countries, is a reflection of the outcomes from the first International Scientific Conference organized by the UNESCO Chair Technologies for Development at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 2010, which focused on four priority sectors: Technologies for Sustainable Development of Habitat and Cities, ICTs for the Environment, Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction, and Technologies for the Production of Sustainable Energy.
The publication also provides some significant orientation and success criteria for the effective implementation and use of innovative technologies, their aims, their particular applications in the context of developing countries, their accessibility to users, and their appropriation by producers and stakeholders in the field of development both in the North and South, thus ensuring their sustainability. This kind of scientific cooperation also highlights the added values for northern researchers in sharing their knowledge and know-how.