THE NEW MANIFESTO AND LANGUAGE

By Indie Dinala, postgraduate student in Science, Society and Development at IDS. Language was one of the big subjects that came up at the New Manifesto launch on 15 June. One criticism was the “social-science” language used in the Manifesto document. The new manifesto is definitely the way forward. Especially in that it is responsive…

LANGUAGE AND THE NEW MANIFESTO

Indie Dinala, a student on the Science, Society and Development course here at IDS, attended the Manifesto launch on 15 June. These are her personal reflections on what was discussed: “The new manifesto is definitely the way forward. Especially in that it is responsive to social justice, the ever-changing globalised world and other important 3D…

MANIFESTO: ILSE OOSTERLAKEN BLOGS

Ilse Oosterlaken of 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology in the Netherlands (and convenor of The Hague roundtable in November) has blogged about the launch of the New Manifesto: Is this really a manifesto about development, or does it apply just as much to the western world? I think the last and more people present at…

SCIENCE AND RISK: PROF ANDY STIRLING ON BBC RADIO 4

To what extent should we be willing to stop innovation in science and technology if we’re not certain that we can cope with the consequences when things go wrong? Andy Stirling, STEPS Centre co-director, was the first “witness” on last night’s Moral Maze on BBC Radio 4. You can listen to him on BBC iPlayer…

DAVID GRIMSHAW OF PRACTICAL ACTION ON THE MANIFESTO

David Grimshaw of Practical Action spoke at the launch of the New Manifesto on Tuesday. He’s also now written a blogpost on what he would add to it. This 3D agenda needs to be supplemented by 3V’s: vision, values, and vulnerabilities. The vision is now in the manifesto but could be expanded to say something…

MANIFESTO LAUNCH: VIDEOS

At the launch of Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto, there was a set of fascinating responses to the Manifesto from speakers from around the globe. The videos are now available to watch online at our blip.tv channel; the direct links are below. Manifesto launch – part 1 Manifesto launch – part 2 Manifesto launch…

MANIFESTO ON FILM

The launch of Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto at the Royal Society in London yesterday was captured on video and photograph. The links to the video will appear here on the blog soon, but in the meantime, there is a selection of the photos, taken by Lance Bellers, on our Flickr site. Judi Wakhungu,…

A MANIFESTO TO MAKE INNOVATION DELIVER FOR DEVELOPMENT

Billions spent yet millions live in poverty Radical change needed in science, technology & innovation Out-of-date innovation policy is undermining unprecedented opportunities for development aid to improve the environment and combat global poverty, according to a new Manifesto published today (15 June 2010). We live in an era of rapid scientific advance yet poverty is…

VIDEO: ADRIAN ELY EXPLAINS THE MANIFESTO PROJECT

Innovation, Development, Sustainability: A New Manifesto is launched to day at the Royal Society in London with 200 deelgates and a packed programme of debate. Here, Adrian Ely, the project’s convenor talks about the initiative. View Multimedia Manifesto Download a copy of Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto (pdf 1MB) Request a copy of the…

WE MUST NURTURE A NEW INNOVATION POLITICS

On the eve of the launch of our new report Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto, project’s convenor, Adrian Ely, and our colleague Kevin Urama, executive director of the African Technology Policy Studies Network, have published a joint opinion piece on SciDev.net calling for new politics of innovation built around diversity, poverty reduction and environmental…