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close this bookGATE - 4/93 - Botswana: Rural Industrial Development (GTZ GATE, 1993, 48 p.)
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Acknowledgements

GATE is not only the name of this quarterly. It also stands for German Appropriate Technology Exchange, founded in 1978 as a special division (Division 4020' of the government-owned Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technishe Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH (German Agency for Technical Cooperation)

Tasks

GATE is a centre for the dissemination and promotion of appropriate technologies for developing countries. GATE defines "appropriate technologies" as those which appear particularly apposite in the light of economic, social and cultural criteria. They should contribute to socio-economic development whilst ensuring optimal utilization of resources and minimal detriment to optimal utilization of resources and minimal detriment to the environment. Depending on the case at hand a traditional intermediate or highly-developed technology can be the "appropriate" one.

Activities

GATE focuses its work on the following areas:

- Technology Dissemination: Collecting and disseminating information on technologies appropriate to the needs of the developing countries; ascertaining the technological requirements of Third World countries; support in the form of personnel, material and equipment to promote the development and adaption of technologies for developing countries.

- Environmental Protection: The growing importance of ecology and environmental protection requires better coordination and harmonization of projects. In order to tackle these tasks more effectively, a coordination centre was set up within GATE in 1985.

Service

GATE offers a free information service on appropriate technologies for all public and privet development institutions in countries dealing with the development, adaption application and introduction of technologies.

Deutsches Zentrum fur Entwicklungstechnologien:
German Appropriate Technology Exchange
Centro Aleman pare Tecnologias Apropiadas
Centre allemand d'inter-technologie appropriee

Post Box 5180
D-65726 Eschborn
Federal Republic of Germany