“Seminar” special issue: Knowledge Society

The STEPS Centre held events in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi from 5-13 January 2009 to discuss the Knowledge Society. “Seminar” special issue The Indian journal Seminar devoted a special issue to the issues discussed at the Knowledge Society Debates. Links to individual articles in the issue: THE PROBLEM Posed by Shiv Visvanathan, social science nomad…

Media Centre

World-class scientists from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium are available for interview and to comment on the science of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases, the poverty impacts of these diseases and the implications for policy making. Blogs and media coverage Below is a selection of our blogs and media coverage: For blogs and…

STEPS AND SEG AT COP17

Rob Byrne, convenor of the new STEPS Centre energy and climate change domain, together with Jose Opazo, a doctoral researcher from the Sussex Energy Group, will be at the latest round of global climate talks, COP17 in Durban, to discuss pathways to sustainable energy in developing countries.Rob will speak at a side event on Wednesday December 7 co-organised with the Energy…

STEPS SUMMER SCHOOL: MAY 2012

An event at the STEPS Centre We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be holding a two-week Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability next May. An international group of leading researchers will run interactive sessions drawing on their work into the interactions of social, technological and environmental systems. The Summer School is aimed at a selected…

Globelics ’11: Lessons from India’s experience of innovation politics shared at Globelics

Report on STEPS UK-India collaborations at the 9th Globelics Conference, 17th November 2011(supported by UKIERI), by Adrian Ely Perspectives from India were amongst those shared in an international panel on ‘Innovation for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development’ at the 9th Globelics Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 17th November 2011. The paper that fed into…

NEW PAPER: LESSONS FROM LATIN AMERICA

A new STEPS Centre paper, by Elisa Arond, Iokiñe Rodríguez, Valeria Arza, Francisco Herrera and Myriam Sánchez, investigates the challenges of linking science, technology and innovation to social needs, in the context of Latin America. Innovation, Sustainability, Development and Social Inclusion: Lessons from Latin America is one of a series of working papers relating regional…

GLOBELICS’11: Innovation for social inclusion and sustainable development

By Adrian Smith, STEPS Centre and SPRU During the session Innovation for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development, we heard a rich set of perspectives from different regions around the world. I was particularly struck by the way the challenges of social inclusion and sustainable development both ask searching questions about what we know about innovation…

GLOBELICS’11: STEPS CENTRE SESSION WORDLE

As the STEPS Centre prepares for it’s session at the Globelics conference in Buenos Aires today, member Adrian Smith has created a Wordle based on the contents of his presentation for the Innovation for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development session. Click on the graphic to have a closer look.

GLOBELICS ’11: Innovation begins at home

By Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre member Innovation for inclusive development was a resounding theme in the introductory session of the 9th Globelics Conference in Buenos Aires on 15th November. Ministers, the Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires and the academic presenters celebrated Argentina’s focus on innovation, but highlighted the main challenge to the conference…

NEW BOOK ON KENYAN MILLENNIUM VILLAGES

A new book has just been published on the Kenyan Millennium Villages by Awuor Ponge, entitled Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Crop Production: A Study of the Millennium Village Project in Bar-Sauri in Nyanza Province, Kenya. Ponge, an Assistant Research Fellow and M&E Officer at the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research – Kenya, is also a…