INAT Events & Programs

Short History of INAT Programs

  • 2004 – 1st ICAT in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Theme: Land based projects
  • 2006 – 2nd ICAT in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Theme: AT for Public Health
  • 2007 – TV special and newspaper interviews on Appropriate Technology, Guyana
  • 2008 – I day regional symposium on appropriate technology, University T&T, Trinidad
  • 2008 – Guest lecture on Appropriate Technology at University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • 2008 – 3rd ICAT in Kigali, Rwanda – Energy and Climate Change
  • 2009 – 1st Howard University AT Symposium, Washington, DC
  • 2010 – 2nd Howard University AT Symposium, Washington, DC
  • 2010 – 4th ICAT –Accra Ghana, Theme: AT for Water and Sanitation
  • 2011 – 2 day workshop on Socially relevant computing, University of Pretoria
  • 2011 – 3rd Howard University AT Symposium, Washington DC
  • 2012 - co-sponsor, Workshop on Knowledge Management, Khartoum, Sudan
  • 2012 – 5th ICAT – Pretoria South Africa, Theme: Policy to inform AT research and practice
  • 2014 - 6th ICAT - Nairobi Kenya, Theme: Appropriate Technology for the 21st Century, Technological Innovation to Empower Africa
  • 2016 - 7th ICAT - Victoria Falls Zimbabwe, Theme: Sustainable Technologies to Empower Communities – Bridging Theory with Practice
  • 2018 - 8th ICAT - Porto-Novo Benin, Theme: Endogenous Knowledge, Appropriate Technology and Innovation: Linking the Past and the Future

Upcoming Events

The 8th International Conference on Appropriate Technology Porto-Novo, Benin will highlight internationally recognized experts on appropriate technology, technical papers, workshops and poster sessions.

The 8th ICAT will include: A Free International Appropriate Technology Fair open to the public; our 4th Hackathon for mobile Apps for African development; and a Special session for HS and University students with posters and paper presentations.

Our Outreach

In addition to encouraging higher education to focus on Appropriate Technology, we must implore civic, worker and professional organizations across society to redirect science and technology to meet the needs of the masses of humankind and an ecologically balanced planet. A series of documents researching science and technology development and its impacts are being developed. This effort will be accompanied by a series of declarations that can be examined and embraced by educational institutions, worker and professional organizations, and civil society organizations.

Additional outreach includes:

  • Support international experience for minority students through participation in our International Conference on Appropriate Technology (ICAT)
  • Support for young African researchers to participate in ICAT
  • Support for appropriate technology projects in Africa