Appropriate / sustainable technology

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Engineers Without Borders: Work in Sub-Saharan Africa

Redefine your 9 to 5. Use your skills and experience to help socially-minded startups grow their businesses. These social ventures are reshaping the systems in which they work by applying innovation and passion to their everyday — you can too. The Fellows ...
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Programmes offered by the African Conservation Trust are projects conceived by Africans and implemented by Africans to achieve self-sustained funding for environmental research in Southern Africa. The difference between the Trust and other volunteer organ ...
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The Solar Sisters Programme invites volunteers with a commitment to environmental justice and equitable distribution of resources to volunteer their time installing solar panels in remote Nepalese villages. All volunteers are welcome, one only needs the w ...
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Work with indigenous people in community based programs that promote autonomy and quality of life. Some programs include setting up mobile dental clinics to serve children, developing teaching curriculum with teachers in Nicaragua and Nepal. Working on a ...
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Visions in Action offers six and twelve month fee-based Classic Volunteer Programs, as well as short-term summer programs, in Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. The Classic Volunteer Programme supports the work of local NGOs in a wide variety of s ...
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A wide variety of different international volunteer short term projects, including: work with orphans and other socially disadvantaged children environmental and nature protection activities, ecology, gardening and forestry renovation and restoration ...
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Study Tour participants have the unique opportunity of seeing community development in action in Uganda or Tanzania. You will meet with local community members, learn about CPAR
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El Porvenir invites volunteers to travel to Nicaragua and make their vacation really meaningful by sharing the life and work of a Nicaraguan village. El Porvenir offers groups of 10-15 people the opportunity to work side-by-side with villagers on one of t ...
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Looking to participate in a radically green development project? Long Way Home is currently constructing a self sustainable 18-building green academy in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Using alternative methods and materials, we are empowering the you ...
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EWB works in partnership with developing communities, helping build their capacity to carry out effective development strategies. They seek multi-disciplinary volunteers - both engineers and non-engineers - with strong problem solving skills above specifi ...
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