Welcome to CD3WD Project - CD
3rd World - CD for Third World Development Library.
CD3WD Project is not my work this is the work of Alex Weir who sadly
passed away in 2014 his project CD3WD website ended when he passed away. I
had the honor of talking to him a few times and ended up with a copy of
all his work this is my attempt to rebuild his site and continue his work.
This will be a work in progress there will be many broken links in the
beginning this is a massive amount of data to go through. please bear with
me while I revive the site this is dedicated to him and his work. I have
been sitting on all his data for approximately 10 years I felt now was the
time to do something with it and had an urge to continue his work. I would
also like to thank his friends who have helped me get all his data
together to bring CD3WD back to life again and continue the work Alex did.
Dedicated to Alex Weir, born 1948 died 2014
Main Access to the CD3WD Library can be accessed from this link here. Click Here for main
access to the approximately CD3WD 800 publications on this Website.
We are looking for help with distributing this information for
free-of-charge in-country distributors... - email
us if you are interested in distributing in your country.
Overview of CD3WD as of 2022
1. Main priority is to get the existing Website and Data disseminated -
with some luck and the snowball effect, it disseminates itself - please
assist in this endeavor.....
2. next priority will be ideally to get existing paper
resources digitized and put on CD and CD3WD also free of
3. 3rd priority is to gather new material (which may be existing but not
4. 4th priority is to commission additional material (which for example
may be completely new document, or may be addition of engineering
drawings, more detailed and simple explanation, costing data etc etc to
existing focus). or may be a summary comparison of several alternative
focus on one subject....
5. Additional material can be hosted on website in between editions and
then incorporated in next edition when released. Website stuff would
remain for 1-2 edition changes to assist people who are using older
An Approximate breakdown of the publications
in CD3WD by sector is:
- APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY - 22%
- HEALTH - 22%
- AGRICULTURE - 16%
- CONSTRUCTION - 14%
- FOOD PROCESSING - 9%
- SOIL AND WATER - 6%
- WATSAN (WATER AND SANITATION) - 5%
- ELECTRICAL TRADES - 4%
- METALWORKING TRADES - 3 %
- WOODWORK - 3%
- FISHERIES - 2%
- FORESTRY - 2%
- MISCELLANEOUS - 2%
- VETERINARY - 1%