Technology for Global Development (TGD)
Technology for Global Development (TGD) is an interdisciplinary organization where students, teachers and researchers raise awareness about the socio-economic and environmental challenges of the present, to inspire the TU/e community to create, design and implement innovative technological solutions for global sustainable development. While having a focus on developing countries, TGD believes in the systemic interrelationship between actors around the world.
Many of us are concerned with the global problems of today, such as climate change; armed conflicts and terrorism; scarcity of energy, water and food; lack of education; poverty and social exclusion; deadly diseases and inadequate health systems. In developed countries these issues receive the deserved attention especially through the important role that scientists and engineers play by making use of the latest advances in technological knowledge. However, in developing countries, forming the largest part of the world, there is a dire lack of local technological capacity and resources to develop locally appropriate solutions to these problems.