<!-- please create links to this article FROM other articles -->The Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group
(AIDG) provides access to environmentally friendly
infrastructure in impoverished communities in developing countries
through a combination of business incubation
, and direct outreach. The AIDG’s focus is the promotion of affordable and environmentally sound technologies to address gaps in basic services and infrastructure in rural areas of developing countries. The AIDG incubates businesses that provide renewable energy
, water, and sanitation technologies to underserved communities, development agencies
, and private individuals. The AIDG offers developing world design experience for university students interested in appropriate technology
while providing hands-on assistance to rural communities in need.
The AIDG aims to increase the use of environmentally sound infrastructure among rural agriculturalists
who are currently unserved or underserved by large-grid water, electrical, and sanitation infrastructure. The AIDG aims to provide products and services affordable to populations living on under 2 dollars a day.
The AIDG has three primary programs: business incubation
, and community outreach.
- Business Incubation. AIDG's Business Incubation Program locates engineering talent in developing countries and helps them to form businesses that provide village and home scale renewable energy and sanitation......