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  • event: Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

    Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. 23-25 February 2016 Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Conference website Conference themes Contributions have been invited on any aspect of the politics of knowledge within the field of agronomy. Case studies of historical or present day […]

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  • event: STEPS conference 2015: Resource Politics

    Resource Politics: Transforming Pathways to Sustainability Why now? Contexts and debates In the build up to the confirmation of the post-2015 sustainable development goals, the politics of resource access, allocation and distribution are high on global policy agendas. The limits to economic activity in the face of ‘planetary boundaries’ are being fiercely debated, and even […]

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  • event: STISA-2024: Debating Africa’s “Blueprint” for Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Development

    This panel debate at the Institute of Development Studies examines responses to the recently-published Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024). In June 2014, the 23rd Ordinary Session of African Union Heads of State and Government Summit adopted a 10-year Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024). The strategy is part of the […]

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  • post (Blog): Unpacking multiple “shades of green” to make hope possible

    Sandra Pointel, Associate Tutor, SPRU This year will see the culmination of two major global agreements for climate change and development. From 30 November to 11 December, worldwide negotiators will gather in Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to hammer out a […]

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  • project (Agriculture & Food, Water & Sanitation): GroFutures

    A new STEPS affiliate project developing the scientific basis and participatory management processes by which groundwater resources can be used sustainably for poverty alleviation in Sub-Saharan Africa GroFutures: Groundwater Futures in Sub-Saharan Africa Groundwater is a vital source of safe water for drinking, hygiene, irrigation and industry across Sub-Saharan Africa. Groundwater also sustains rivers, lake […]

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