Details of Program

Plenary Session – Best Papers

The Use of Innovation by SMMEs to Tackle Social challenges in South Africa

NokuthulaLukheleand OgundiranSoumonni
Wits Business School, South Africa

Service Learning in a Graduate Environmental Engineering Program – Community Engagement, Knowledge and Technology Transfer for Capacity Building and Sustainable Development

John Tharakan, Sunny George, RatishMenon, andPramod P. Thevannoor
Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
Howard University, USA
SCMS Group of Educational Institutions, India

Towards a Core Curriculum for Civic Engagement on Appropriate Technology: Characterizing, Optimizing, and Mobilizing Youth Community Service Learning

Alexia J. Wensingand Enrico J. Wensing
McMaster University, Canada
Columbia University, USA

Successful Appropriate Technology Commercialization for Sustainability

John Tharakan and Joseph Thomas
Cochin University of Science and Technology, India
Howard University, USA
Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Bio-Digester Technology: Process Selection through Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis

Cecil Manala, Daniel Madyira, Charles Mbohwa and Thabo Mahlatsi
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, South Africa

Cold storage for low cost air conditioning

Daniel M. Madyira
University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Paper Session A – Facilitator - Dr D. Madyira

Session I: Water
Indigenous Knowledge Systems for Water Harvesting, Storage and Conservation-Appropriate Technologies for Drought-Prone Times in India
John Tharakan, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, INDIA and Howard University, Washington, DC 20059, USA

Mapping of Groundwater quality in Great Kordufan states with Geochemistryand Health Aspects

Sahl I. Yasin and Marwan Adam

Sudanese Knowledge Society, Khartoum, Sudan

Session III: Policy, Standards and Ethics

Appropriate Technology and Ethical Obligations of the University: W.E.B. Du Bois on the Africana University Mission

Verharen C.1, Kadoda, G.2, Bugarin, F.3, Fortunak, J.4, Schwartzman, D.5, Tharakan, J.6, Wensing, E.7, Middendorf, G.8
Departments of 1Philosophy, 3African Studies, 4Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 6Chemical Engineering, 7Biology (Professor Emeritus), 8Biology, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA,2Independent Researcher, Khartoum, 13314 Sudan
7Department of Human Development, Columbia University, New York, USA

Dynamics of future-thinking for energy security in Sudan: community-based system dynamics modeling for socioeconomic impact of dams in North Sudan
Seed Ahmed, W. 1 and Kadoda G.2

1Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs, Paris, France
2Sudanese Knowledge Society, Khartoum, Sudan

Electronic Tendering a 21st Century Necessity in Zimbabwe

Lorraine ChiedzaChitongo, Daniel Musundire and KhesaniChilumani
NUST, Zimbabwe

Technology and Knowledge Transfer - Session II: Applications in Education and Health

Zimbabwean A' Level Subjects and Career Guidance Mobile Application
Daniel Musundire and ChitauroStanslous
National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

Designing a User Centered M-Health Application Interface to be Used for HIV/AIDS Management in Zimbabwe

Walter Chipambwa and Kay Terera
Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe

An Assessment of e-readiness for IoT Adoption in Zimbabwean Hospitals: A Case of Chitungwiza Hospital

SamkelisoDube, SibonileMoyo, SibangisoNgwenya, andTinasheMugaro
National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe
Ministry of Health and Child Care, Zimbabwe

Paper Session B -Mrs S. Dube

Session: Agriculture and Environment

Farmers Market Price Prediction Model

Tirivangani B.H.T. Magadza, Rachael Chikoore, andTererai T. Maposa
Harare Institute of Technology, Harare, Zimbabwe

Agricultural Market Portal for rural communities

SibangisoNgwenyaandVuliMoyo
National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Characterisation of compression and flexural properties of a
composite made from cotton stalk fibres and phenol formaldehyde resin

Nkosilathi Nkomo1, Londiwe Nkiwane1, David Njuguna2, andEric Oyondi
1National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
2Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Agriculture information dissemination mobile application

1Sibusisiwe Dube, 2Tony Togara,and3BekezelaDube
1National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe,
2Hurudza Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe,
3The Palladium group, Harare, Zimbabwe

Energy Session I: Energy Generation (Solar, Wind & Hybrid Systems) and Utilization

Distributed Generation as an Alternative Paradigm for Electric Power
Planning in Southern Africa: A Modelling-based Study.
OgundiranSoumonni
Wits University, South Africa

Development of container based community factories

Daniel M. Madyira
University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Energy - Session II: Adoption and Sustainability

Why are Households Adopting Small-Scale Solar in Northern Tanzania?
Survey results from the Arusha and Kilimanjaro regions.
Kyle Karbera*, Katherine L. Dickinsona, LivinusManyangab#, Michael Hannigana
aUniversity of Colorado at Boulder. 427 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
bKAKUTE Ltd. P.O. Box 13954, Arusha, Tanzania

Sustainable Energy for Africa and the African Diaspora.

Willie Davis
Lansing Community College, USA

Paper Session C -

Technology and Knowledge Transfer - Session I: Planning and Community Development
Technology Transfer, Appropriate Technology and National Planning
John Trimble
Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

How Sugar Oriented the Caribbean 1640 to 1892

Tom Dalgety (RasDalgettie I)
Confederation of African Nationals and Descendants, Guyana

Smart Community Development Framework (SCDF): An Approach to Empower Vulnerable Communities Movement Towards Sustainable Development
Lucas FagundesVeigaRibeiro, Dena McMartin, and Katherine Arbuthnott

University of Regina, Canada

Appropriate Technologies and Solutions for Disaster Management:

Discovered and Applied Knowledge
Lana AbdallahandGadaKadoda
University of Khartoum, Sudan
Sudanese Knowledge Society, Sudan

Technology and Knowledge Transfer - Session III: Applications in Business

Automated Monitoring of Call Activity and Usage for Cooperate Mobile Phones
Nicodemus SamoyoandKhesaniChilumani
National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

A Methodology to Improve Sheet Metal Bending CAPP for Reconfigurable Bending Press Machines Using Web-Based System

E. Murena, K. Mpofu, J. Trimble, and E. Manjoro
Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe

Paper Session D -Mr M. Nsikani& Paper Session E – Mr S. Ngwenya

Energy - Session III: Biofuels (Biogas, Biomas and Biodiesel)
Development of the loose biomass briquetting value chain
Daniel M. Madyira
University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Design of a self-sustaining biogas and bio-fertilizer producing plant that uses rumen injesta and manure as raw materials for Zimbabwean abattoirs. (Abstract Only)

Lovemore T. Mapasure and William M. Goriwondo
National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe.

Biochemical Characterization, Morphological and Ultrastructural Configuration of Chlorella vulgaris Cultivated in Wastewater Supplemented with Varying Dosages of Free Chlorine.

Mutanda T. and Zibula N.
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 4000, South Africa

Session: Green Economy and Innovation

Elephant Coin: Pegging digital tokens to endangered natural resources as a means of conservation
Matthew Mcilhenny,
UmatiBlockchain Limited, USA

Open Source 3-D Printers: An Appropriate Technology for Developing Communities

J. Gwamuri, J.E. Poliskey and J.M. Pearce
Michigan Technological University, USA

Summary-view: Biomass anaerobic Respiration Technology in South Africa

Cecil Manala, Daniel Madyira, Charles Mbohwa and Ruben Shuma
University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

Appropriate Technology Innovation – Equipment Design for Sustainability

VennanSibanda, KhumbulaniMpofu, John Trimble
Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

Smart Community Development Framework (SCDF): An Approach to Empower Vulnerable Communities Movement Towards Sustainable Development

Lucas FagundesVeigaRibeiro, Dena W. McMartin, and Katherine Arbuthnott
Regina University, Canada

Saturday 26 November, 9:00am“The Way forward with INAT and AT”
Technology and Knowledge Transfer - Session IV: The Way Forward

The Appropriate Technology Movement: Tinkerers or Futurists

GadaKadoda
Sudanese Knowledge Society, Sudan

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