Saturday, August 6, 2011

Quote of the Week

Barefoot had pioneered what he called a “decentralized, demystified” approach to solar electrification that, since 2004, it had been exporting to Africa. In almost complete contrast to the practices of elite research universities, he said he had quickly discovered that not only were men “untrainable”, but the ideal choice to train in solar engineering was an illiterate grandmother, between 38 and 50 years old, who had never left her village.
UN report on the glass ceiling

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