Chaiwat Yaowapongsiri

Ashoka Fellow
Thailand
Fellow Since 1990
Appropriate Technology Development for Rural

Citation

This profile was prepared when Chaiwat Yaowapongsiri was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Introduction
Chaiwat Yaowapongsiri is showing how ingenious, inexpensive appropriate technology can work to solve problems, improve living conditions, and create economic opportunities for Thailand's rural poor. By applying domestic know-how to both age old tasks and new low-tech industries, he is changing the perception among villagers that they can progress and prosper only with the aid of expensive imported technology.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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