“A Social Technology consists of replicable products, techniques or methodologies developed in interaction with the communities and introduce effective solutions for social transformation.”
This concept presents an innovative development proposal with a constructivist approach to collective participation in the processes of organization, development and implementation of these technologies. The areas contemplated by the solutions proposed include nutrition, education, energy, housing, income, water resources, health, and the environment.
The social technologies, which must be replicable in addition to effective, can combine social organization and technical, scientific and popular knowledge to promote social development in large scale.
Two good examples of such social technologies are Pre Molded tank of plates that guarantee people in the Brazilian semi-arid with access to water and the Sustainable Integrated Agroecological Farming (PAIS), which provides small-scale farmers with food safety and income.
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