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Benefits of Science and Technology
"Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit." (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Paris 1948, art. 26)
Benefits of Science and Technology

Worldmap - regional implementationRegional Implementation
This right is addressed by our projects in the following regions:
  • Africa - 2 projects
  • Arab States - 2 projects
  • Asia and the Pacific - 6 projects
  • Latin America and the Caribbean - 5 projects
  • Europe and North America - 2 projects

Field Projects

 Breaking the poverty cycle of women: empowering adolescent girls to become agents of social transformation in South Asia
Empowering marginalized adolescent girls in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to become agents of social transformation

 Enhancing the socio-economic skills of deprived youth in the Arab States
A comprehensive skill training and capacity building program to improve the socio-economic opportunities for marginalized youth in four Arab countries

 Forging innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to the Aral Sea Basin
Contributing to poverty eradication through innovative approaches in an ecological disaster area

 Handicraft as a socio-economic and cultural development factor
Fighting poverty by developping handicraft in Africa, the Arab States, Asia and Latin America

 Indigenous building technologies in Central Asia and Afghanistan
Developing and promoting indigenous building technologies to promote poverty eradication in Central Asia and Afghanistan

 Integrating science and technology into micro-finance schemes: from subsistence living to small-scale enterprises
From subsistence living to small-scale enterprises to eradicate poverty in Eastern and Southern Africa

 Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in a global society - LINKS -
Combatting poverty and promoting sustainable environments by enhancing local and indigenous knowledge in a global society

 Small-scale mining and sustainable development in Latin America
Economic and social development to improving the lives of artisan and small-scale mining communities in the fragile ecosystems of Latin America

 Technology and Poverty Eradication - TAPE -
Employing technology to address basic needs, access resources and to promote sustainable livelihoods globally

 Technology-related vocational training for marginalized girls : schools and learning centres as community catalysts for poverty reduction
Integrated approaches using formal and non-formal education as catalysts for poverty reduction among young girls in Cambodia, Indonesia and Nepal

 Youth development and poverty reduction through sustainable community tourism in the Caribbean - YouthPATH -
Involving youth in community tourism, cultural and natural heritage preservation for poverty eradication in the Carribean (YouthPATH)

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Eradication of Poverty,
especially Extreme Poverty

UN Millennium Development Goal 1

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