About Nathan Oxley

Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Nathan leads the communications and engagement work of the STEPS Centre. He is responsible for strategy and implementation for the Centre's digital projects and events, and works to build communications capacity across the Global Consortium hubs in Africa, Latin America, North America, South Asia, China and Europe. Nathan has worked since 2003 on sustainability communications in a variety of contexts, including business, civil society and academia.

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Fred Steward on innovation for the global good

30 October 2008 – Fred Steward, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Brunel University gave a STEPS Manifesto seminar on Transformative Innovation for the Global Good: A shared challenge-oriented mission for…

What is ‘Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto’?

In 1970 the publication of a radical and controversial document helped shape modern thinking on science and technology for development. It was called The Sussex Manifesto: Science and Technology to…

Why is a New Manifesto needed now?

  Standard policies link innovation, science and technology to development in ways that are not always the most sustainable and equitable solutions for the people they seek to help. As…

A new ‘3D’ agenda

Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto aims to challenge the mainstream models of science and technology for development that have become integral to government and international agency policy.

Elements of the New Manifesto

The New Manifesto will integrate lessons learned since the original with emerging perspectives to investigate current debates in science and technology for development.


  At the tail end of the 1960’s the United Nations asked for recommendations on science and technology for development from ‘The Sussex Group’ – a team from the Institute…


Here you can download  the original 1970 Sussex Manifesto and access a variety of resources on Professor Geoff Oldham’s seminar on the writing of that document forty years ago.

Project presentation

View the Manifesto presentation given by project convenor Adrian Ely at the OECD-UNESCO International Workshop on Innovation for Development: Converting Knowledge to Value. 28-30 January 2009 at OCED headquarters, Paris.