Oddy MEP will attend the official opening by HRH Prince Charles of Intermediate
Technology's new headquarters at Bourton on Dunsmore today.
The organisation, which aims to provide people in the Third World with the technical
skills to work their way out of poverty, moved to the 18th century Bourton Hall from
nearby Rugby last May.
The building named - after its founder Dr E S Schumacher - the Schumacher Centre for
Technology and Development - will provide a venue for conferences and exhibitions as well
as housing Intermediate Technologys 80 staff.
Christine has been involved with Intermediate Technology for many years through her
work in Sri Lanka and other developing countries.
"I have enormous respect for Intermediate Technology and its work with developing
countries. Much of Western machinery is inappropriate for these countries and the projects
they support give dignity and sustenance to people in remote parts of the world".