Human Resource Development
ITE 335 International Development and Technology


Teaching Tools
Resources for Evaluation & Performance
ITE 335 International Development and Technology
CIMT 610 Research in Education
ITE 670 Systematic Instructional Design
HRD Internship
CIMT 543 Production of Instructional Materials
ITE 675 Leadership of HR
ITE 695
Technology and International Development 
About this course...
This is a reference area of technological development in an international arena. The emphasis is placed upon the impact of technology on world societies. Technology transfer and its implication in those societies is explored. How modern technologies interface with various cultures, and resistance to change is also presented.
Mrs. Carol Yaw
Department of Industrial Technology Education
School of Technology
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
Instructors page:


  1. Understanding Poverty
    The Tribal Photography Resource and Gallery: 
    World Music
    Cultural Survival:
    The International Deveopment Magazine:
    Comparative Research Programme on Poverty:
  2. What is Development
    Action for World Development:
    Earth Charter:
  3. Self-reliant Participatory Development
    International Institute for Sustainable Development:
  4. Agents of Change
    The International Development Magazine:
    The Peace Corps:
  5. Training Change Agents
    Peace Incorporated:
    Education International:
  6. Getting Started
    Protest Net:

    Human Rights Watch:
  7. Working With the People
    Earthwatch Institute:
    Worldwatch Institute: 
    Physicians for Human Rights: 
  8. External Relationships
    Yearbook of International Co-operation on Environment and Development:
    Sustainable Development International:
  9. Saving, Credits & Inputs
    The Food Security Network:
  10. Objectives of Development
    Earth Summit 2002:
  11. Two Steps Forward
    Amnesty International:


More Links:

Centre For Alternative Technology - Educational charity striving to achieve the best cooperation between the natural, technological and human worlds. Provides an avenue to test, live with, display strategies and tools for this purpose.

Ecovillage Network - Links together a highly diverse worldwide movement of autonomous ecovillages (environmentally and socially sustainable settlements) and related projects.

ACCION - International non-profit microlending organization that fights poverty by providing microcredit and supporting economic and sustainable development.

Alliance for Sustainability - A non-profit group supporting ecologically sound, economically viable, and humane projects on a personal, organizational and planetary level.

Barents Local Agenda 21 Network - Local communities in northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia cooperate for sustainable development, in pairs on concrete projects, and in the larger network for exchange of experience and ideas, and for inspiration.

Best Practices & Local Leadership Programme - Global network of institutions dedicated to the identification and exchange of successful solutions for sustainable development. Contains learning tools, transfer methods, articles and other think pieces on what works.

Canada India Village Aid - A non-profit charitable organization working to promote sustainable development and self-reliance in rural Indian communities.

CASL - Community Adaptation and Sustainable Livelihoods - Provides information about IISD that developed and applied an approach which brought community-identified adaptive strategies, analysis of policy, and technologies to start a process of helping communities build sustainable livelihood systems.

CBNRM Net - Provides a powerful set of networking tools for local communities and other stakeholders globally, aimed at integrated knowledge management of the field of Community-Based Natural Resource Management.

Center for Alternative Development Initiatives - A Philippine-based civil society organization (CSO) dedicated to the study, encouragement and implementation of comprehensive sustainable development through social threefolding, including tri-sector partnerships.

Center for Development Research - An international and interdisciplinary research institution dealing with political, cultural, economic, technical and ecological questions in view of a worldwide, sustainable, and just development.

Center for Neighborhood Technology - Promotes public policies, new resources and accountable authority that support sustainable, just and vital urban communities.

Center for Sustainable Systems - Promotes sustainable development by educating students, faculty, and professionals about pollution prevention; create educational materials; provide tools and strategies for addressing relevant environmental problems; and establish a national network of pollution prevention educators.

Central Asia Institute - Organized to promote literacy, women's vocational skills, and awareness of public health and environmental issues through community-initiated education programs in mountain regions of Central Asia.

Centre for Development and Environment - A division of the Institute of Geography of the University of Berne and is involved in worldwide networks with institutions and specialists.

Centre for Ecology and Alternative Technology - The Centre demonstrates practical examples of sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, harmony with the ecosystem and cooperative learning in Cyprus.

Consortium for Sustainable Village-Based Development - Consortium of NGOs and individuals that help connect rural villages to global resources for self-reliant, sustainable village-based development.

Development Alternatives - Bringing together traditional knowledge and modern science for sustainable development at community, national and global level.

Development Organisation for Rural Sichuan - A British NGO working in Sichuan, China implementing village-based poverty alleviation projects promoting community education, womens rural credit schemes, water and electricity supply.

Earth Centre - A site in Doncaster, England that aims to make sustainable development tangible, by providing an accessible opportunity to see sustainable development principles in action.

Earth Network for Sustainable Development - An international non-governmental organization that supports and empowers people in building a more secure, equitable and sustainable future.

Ecotrust - Building a Conservation Economy - Promoting a conservation economy in the coastal temperate rain forests of North America.

Environmental Action Programme - Jamaica - Promotes sustainable development in Jamaica by building the capacity of key organisations involved in managing natural resources

European Union for Coastal Conservation - Dedicated to the integrity and natural diversity of the coastal heritage and to ecologically sustainable development.

Falls Brook Centre - A sustainable community development and training centre working to demonstrate and communicate those aspects of human endeavors that must combine to make the abstract concept of sustainable development into the living reality of sustainable communities.

Forest Community Research - Advances the understanding of community well-being, community-based ecosystem management and democratic community development through education, research, and dialogue.

Forum for the Future - UK sustainable development organisation which works in partnership with business, higher education, central, regional and local government to accelerate a sustainable way of life, using a solutions based approach.

Forum for the Venice Lagoon - Protects and monitors development of the city of Venice, her Lagoon and the mediterranean basin.

Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America - Foundation that helps poor communities in El Salvador achieve environmentally friendly economic self-sufficiency, community development, and sustainable peace.

FSSI (Foundation for a Sustainable Sociery, Inc.) - Philippine environmental development organization.

GENI - Global Energy Network Institute - By tapping the planet's abundant renewable energy, the needs of all humanity could be met in an environmentally sustainable fashion. The technology exists today, and it is cost competitive.

Global Vision International (GVI) - A non-political, non-religious organisation, which specialises in providing overseas expeditions.

Green Plan Center - Earth friendly, and renewable development. "Innovative regional strategies for environmental recovery and preservation, matched with economic prosperity."

Groundwork Institute - Non-profit organization working world wide in creating low cost, environmentally sound communities based on the participation of the people who live in them.

Heifer Project International Indonesia Program - NGO working with local organizations in agroecological rural community development in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Indicators for Sustainable Development - Provides indicators and analysis to the sustainable development of countries in the world.

Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) - Working to strengthen communities by encouraging the efficient use of local resources.

International African Association - Registered UK charity set up for the relief of people in need, hardship and distress in Africa, and to ensure donor funds are used efficiently, and for the purposes for which they are intended.

International Development Enterprises - International non-profit organization working towards sustainable economic development and poverty alleviation through rural mass-marketing of affordable technologies.

International Environmental Bamboo Organization - The organization has a multidisciplinary approach to developing bamboo as an environmentally renewable non-wood forest.

International Institute for Sustainable Development - Canadian think tank promoting SD in decision-making internationally. "We contribute new knowledge and concepts, analyze policies, identify and disseminate information about best practices, demonstrate how to measure progress, and build partnerships to amplify these messages."

Island Systems - Sustainable development through civil society strengthening in the Caribbean; features a newsletter and a database of projects and organizations in Caribbean development.

Jonathan Rose/Affordable Housing Development Corporation - Planning and development firms in the Hudson River Valley and Rocky Mtn range. We create community based, award winning, environmentally responsible plans and projects.

London 21 Sustainability Network - Networking people working for sustainability in London, UK.

Maine Tree Foundation - Founded in 1989 to provide Maine people with good, accurate information about the forest resource.

National Councils for Sustainable Development - Multi-stakeholder participatory bodies charged with promoting and implementing sustainable development at the national level.

Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) - Non profit R&D organization involved in the areas of agriculture, renewable energy and sustainable development.

Novartis Foundation for Sustainable Development - An organisation to improve economic conditions, health, and food security among the world's poorest people.

ONE Nature - An NGO promoting sustainable technologies taking note that there are several brilliant technologies lying unutilized owing to a lack of awareness and possible vested interests.
Participatory Avenues - Promotes the diffusion of Participatory 3D Modeling (P3DM) as best practice in providing communities added stake in tailoring and owning integrated conservation and development initiatives.

Pembina Institute for Appropriate Development - Independent, citizen-based non-profit organization involved in environmental education, research, public policy development, and corporate environmental management services. - An organization of citizens committed to a vision of the future that places the conservation of our natural resources at the center of a vibrant economy.

Plymouth Permaculture - Sustainable living and activities or events for people local to the Plymouth area.

PR Energy Foundation - Access to renewable energy - Provides low-cost energy solutions for developing countries.

Project People Foundation - Non-profit group promoting economic empowerment of women and youth in South Africa and U.S. through the production and marketing of hand-crafted black dolls, stuffed animals, AIDS pins, and beaded yarmulkes.

Quality of Life in and Around Maidstone (QLM) - This site is dedicated to taking LA21 forward in Maidstone, prompting real action, and reporting progress to the community.

Rocky Mountain Institute - An entrepreneurial, non-profit organisation that fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world.

Rollins Environmental Health and Action Committee - Dedicated to creating a working space for a just and sustainable existence and a harmonious relationship with nature. Activities, mission, meeting minutes, and contact information.

San Francisco Beautiful - Creates, enhances and protects the city's unique beauty and liveability. It provides grants and beautification awards and participates in the urban planning process.

Sarvodaya USA - North American arm of the largest NGO in Sri Lanka, dedicated to human rights, nonviolence, and sustainable community development.
SHARE Foundation - Building a New El Salvador Today - A non-profit institution supporting the empowerment of impoverished and marginalized Salvadoran communities for long-term and sustainable solutions to poverty, underdevelopment and social injustice

Sigma Project - Aims to build the capacity of organizations to meet their business and other institutional objectives by more effectively addressing social, economic, and environmental dilemmas.

Smart Growth America - Nationwide coalition promoting a better way to grow; one that protects farmland and open space, revitalizes neighborhoods, keeps housing affordable, and makes communities more livable.

Social AID Headquarters - Professional, independent, environmentally sensitive development-oriented agency working to uplift the environmental and socio-economical conditions of rural areas and urban communities particularly women, and others in general.
Solaroof Garden - Suggestions for building "green" homes and communities that produce energy, food and water.

Stockholm Environment Institute - An independent, international research, consulting and training organisation working to promote global sustainable development.

Sustain Dane | Madison Area Green Forum - A grassroots organization promoting sustainability in the Madsion area of Wisconsin.

Sustainable Building Topics - Info, resources and articles for developers, architects, and home buyers to promote sustainable development.

Sustainable Business Associates - International non-governmental organization working to engage industrialists in eco-efficiency to minimize environmental impact and improve business productivity. News, case studies, training, projects, and contacts.

Sustainable Business Network - Daily news headlines about social and environmental events, links to educational, government, and career resources, and discussions on environmental topics.

Sustainable Communities Cooperative - Grass roots cooperative dedicated to promoting the sustainability of our communities.

Sustainable Conservation - Organization engages businesses and private landowners in advancing the stewardship of our land and water in partnership with the environmental community.

Sustainable Development Department, IDB - Provides multilateral financial assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean. The Sustainable Department provides technical advice to Bank project teams, and creates and disseminates knowledge on sustainable development issues.

Sustainable Development in Brazil - This non-profit Institute promotes the sustainable development and conservation of natural resources in the tropics.

Sustainable Development International - The resource for strategies, technologies and business links, enabling implementation of sustainable development working towards Earth Summit 2002.

Sustainable Seattle: A Center For Applied Sustainability - Protects and improves the long-term health and vitality for Seattle and the world by applying sustainability to the links between economic prosperity, environmental vitality and social equity.

Sustainable USA - A human and electronic network of individuals and organizations dedicated to encouraging and advancing sustainable development in the U.S. The Network helps leverage existing resources to more effectively address sustainable development challenges.

Target Earth - Christian-based organization dedicated to environmental sustainable development and relief.

The Natural Step - A UK non-profit organisation working to build an ecologically and economically sustainable society.

The Piedmont Environmental Council - Promotes and protects the Virginia Piedmont's rural economy, natural resources, history and beauty.

Thoreau Center for Sustainability - The Center is comprised of various non-profit organizations working on sustainable development issues.

United Nations Sustainable Development - The Commission - Created to monitor and report on implementation of the Earth Summit agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. The CSD is a functional commission of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

UVic Sustainability Project - This project seeks to make UVic a sustainable campus. It addresses all aspects of sustainability pertaining to the university including things like waste and energy reduction and green transportation. They also touch on issues such as investment practices, curriculum, and gender equality,

Volunteers Alliance for Saving the Nature - ARuPA, an Indonesian NGO, fights to revise inappropriate national forestry, resource management paradigms and policies.

Wild Forests Forever - A non-profit alliance working to protect natural resources from economic mismanagement, develop sustainable living techniques, support environmental regeneration and promote research and education.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre - Provides information services on conservation and sustainable use of the world's living resources, and helps others to develop information systems of their own.