Social technologies are an innovative proposal to guarantee human, social, economic and environmental development. It is based on the proposal to build solutions to problems related to families’ daily lives, such as access to water, food, education, energy, housing, income, health and the environment, among others. It seeks simple, low-cost solutions that are easy to apply and have a proven social impact, as well as the viability of being reapplied to people who need to improve their quality of life. These are important dimensions of a social technology, combining popular knowledge with technical-scientific knowledge. The use of social technologies is economically, socially and environmentally relevant, as it provides for the development of actions aimed at improving people’s quality of life, making a strategic contribution to sustainable and socio-economic development.
Based on this concept, ADAI proposes in its work policy to guarantee the implementation of social technologies for those affected by dams, always with the aim of improving the quality of life of these vulnerable populations. At the same time, ensuring that their use is multiplied to as many families as possible, based on the exchange of experiences between these individuals.
We understand that the state and its government structures guarantee a policy of incentives for the implementation of large infrastructure projects, with economic growth at their core, leaving a very large gap for the social and environmental dimensions, in guaranteeing the living conditions of the populations that suffer from the implementation of these projects. To this end, our work is aimed at demanding conditions in terms of access to resources to enable them to be implemented on a massive scale, in the quest to improve the quality of life of these populations, always associating the development of social technologies with the protagonism of these individuals.