Developing Technologies

Developing Technologies

Charity information

Developing Technologies

Developing Technologies (DT) is interested in sustainable development. We are a UK-registered charity working to alleviate chronic poverty in the developing world through the design, development and free transfer of technology that is both affordable and appropriate to the needs of poor communities. DT follows a best practice approach, critical to supporting sustainable development. Our technology is appropriate in that it meets a genuine need and is suited to local conditions and it is sustainable in that it is affordable and can be locally maintained and supported. These outcomes are achieved by working directly with, and training, overseas partners during the development process.

The technology is initially developed at Imperial College London and City University and then undergoes further development and trialling in conjunction with local overseas partners. DT also trains its partners to manufacture, use and maintain this technology to ensure the change is sustainable. Once the technology has been successfully trialled we then seek its local dissemination, where needed, either through local enterprises or larger bodies. DT has successfully trialled technology in six countries and currently has ten projects at different stages of development. DT’s aims are closely aligned with the Millenium Development Goals. Our projects include the provision of clean water and emergency transport and technology to increase food production and enable local income generation.

Founded 2002