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  • event: Cancel the Apocalypse: New Pathways to Sustainability

    Public lecture organised by the Centre for Global Political Economy and the STEPS Centre at the University of Sussex Ever get the feeling that things are falling apart? You’re not alone. From bad banks to global warming it can all look hopeless, but what if everything could turn out, well, even better than before? What [...]

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  • post (Blog): Adrian Smith on grassroots prototyping at SCORAI Europe

    Adrian Smith, STEPS Grassroots Innovation project convenor, will talk about grassroots prototyping past and present to a SCORAI (Europe) workshop on sustainable consumption at Kingston University today. The flourishing of community-based workshops for prototyping new forms of production and consumption using versatile digital design and fabrication technologies can learn from similar community workshops in the [...]

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  • event: The Political Economy of Agricultural Policy Processes in Africa

    This event in London on 24 September, organised by the Future Agricultures Consortium, includes contributions from STEPS Director Ian Scoones and STEPS members John Thompson and Jim Sumberg. The event will present new research from Future Agricultures on how agricultural policy in Sub-Saharan Africa is shaped and put into practice, in the light of changing [...]

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  • event: Tackling trade-offs in the food-water-energy nexus: lessons for the SDGs

    This Overseas Development Institute event will be chaired by former STEPS Director Melissa Leach and includes a contribution from our Water & Sanitation theme convenor Lyla Mehta. Achieving poverty eradication and sustained progress in development will depend upon the use of natural resources as we enter a new era of post-2015 sustainable development goals (SDGs). [...]

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  • post (Blog): Complex Adaptive Systems & health: new resources

    In June 2014, Future Health Systems (FHS) and the STEPS Centre co-hosted a workshop exploring Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) approaches to health systems strengthening in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). FHS and STEPS are particularly concerned with policies, programs, and individual level interventions promote and protect people’s health and wellbeing, particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. The [...]

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