Appropriate technologies (ATs) are devices that are sustainable, require fewer natural resources and produce less pollution. They are small, where possible, in order to place more control at the grassroots level, and are appropriate to the context, taking into account environmental, ethical, cultural, social, political, and economic factors. When properly utilized, they generate huge social and economic benefits.
As part of PIND’s economic development program, The Appropriate Technology Enabled Development (ATED) project sources, shares, provides training, and pilots existing and new AT solutions to meet the needs of communities and small businesses in the Niger Delta region. Appropriate Technologies (ATs) promoted by ATED include the Biosand Filter, the Mechanical Adjustable Harvester, Small Scale Processing Equipment, Chorkor Oven etc