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Observations on Appropriate Technology Application in Indigenous Community Using System Dynamics Modelling

Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology, Sydney 2006, Australia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(6), 2245; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062245
Received: 1 February 2020 / Revised: 28 February 2020 / Accepted: 4 March 2020 / Published: 13 March 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social-Ecological Systems. Facing Global Transformations)
It is possible to develop a well-sustained society by balancing social, technical, and environmental concerns at the community level. Indigenous governance methods provide enormous prospects for developing well-sustained societies. A limitation is the knowledge gap and lack of interest from dominant cultures. With the application of appropriate technology in development, it is possible for Indigenous communities to adjust technology to their uses and transfer their accumulated knowledge to the development of infrastructure and mechanisms for production incorporating cultural value. Activating such talents within the Indigenous community is important for enabling them to achieve their ideal future. Using participatory design methods, Indigenous people can be brought into the development planning to understand the key variables that limit and influence technology development. System dynamic modelling can be adapted to simulate these new attributes and develop plans and objectives based on outcomes from the model. An example is shown around a case study for community development in Papua, Indonesia. This research is to establish a long-term development plan for all stakeholders, while preserving the value of the Indigenous culture. An analysis of Indigenous social behavioral patterns toward development provides an idea of social-constructive values, which will allow Indigenous community to develop self-sustainable and independent communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: modelling development; indigenous co-design; participation in development modelling development; indigenous co-design; participation in development
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Jokhu, P.D.; Kutay, C. Observations on Appropriate Technology Application in Indigenous Community Using System Dynamics Modelling. Sustainability 2020, 12, 2245. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062245

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Jokhu, Paulus D., and Cat Kutay. 2020. "Observations on Appropriate Technology Application in Indigenous Community Using System Dynamics Modelling" Sustainability 12, no. 6: 2245. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062245

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