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Mobilizing Science-Based Enterprises for Energy, Water, and Medicines in Nigeria
associated with such products are “low cost,” “locally manufactured,” “durable,” “easily maintained.” They are safely operable by illiterates and not easily counterfeited with inferior products. They are often referred to as “appropriate technology.” These are not trivial requirements, and the engineering design for these products can be extremely challenging. For this reason, they are of specific interest to the academies of sciences of both Nigeria and the United States.