S&T for development in Bangladesh and Nepal
Yulye Jessica Romo Ramos
There was a marked urban-rural divide in skills, technology and resources
Remoteness and threat of environmental disaster requires different S&T solutions
Geographic location and socioeconomic position greatly influences gender issues
The main differences, compared with the developed world, are around access to information and services, higher vulnerability to shocks and natural disasters, and limited financial resources.
Recommendations include a more-holistic and long-term approach to development related to science and technology, with multistakeholder and multidisciplinary teams collaborating to tackle complex issues more effectively, while placing a greater focus on gender relations, rural populations and young people.
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