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Timeline Events / UN panel meets to explore ‘technology blending’

A Panel of the UN Advisory Committee on Science & Technology for Development (ACSTD) held at the International Rice Research Institute in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, in 1982 looked upon the integration of newly emerging and traditional technologies as a ’new frontier’ in technology application in developing society. The panel papers focused on the marriage of newly emerging and traditional technologies and were subsequently published in a volume (Weizsäcker et al. 1983) later followed up by ACSTD, ILO, and UNIDO in 1984.

Source: von Weizsäcker, E.U., Swaminathan, M.S., and Lemma, A (eds) (1983) New Frontiers in Technology Application: Integration of Emerging and Traditional Technologies, Dublin: Tycooly International Publishing Ltd

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