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Opening up the development agenda: STEPS América Latina launch

5th November 2015 @ 8:00 am - 6th November 2015 @ 5:00 pm

The event ‘Opening up the development agenda’, to mark the launch of the STEPS América Latina hub, took place on 5 and 6 November in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Blog posts

Opening up democratic politics for sustainable development, by Andy Stirling, 24 November 2015

Opening up science and development in Latin America, by Nathan Oxley, 8 November 2015

Sharing the Open Source Seed Initiative at STEPS América Latina, by Claire Luby, 12 November 2015

What are we doing when we do open science and inclusive innovation? by Adrian Smith, 12 November 2015


STEPS America Latina launch

Photos from the event – see our gallery on Flickr

The event, which brought together an international line-up of speakers, included panels on open science, inclusive innovation, horizontal innovation for sustainability, and natural resources and development.

There were also participatory sessions on the politics of open knowledge production, and to envisage a new research agenda for sustainable innovation and development for Latin America.

Panels and sessions

Full information about the panels and sessions (in Spanish) is on the STEPS America Latina website.

LA-launch-flyer-web5 November

Innovation for inclusion and sustainable development
Judith Sutz, Benito Juarez Velez and Paula Peylourbet. Discussant: Adrian Ely

Open Science
Leslie Chan, Sarita Albagli, Mariano Fressoli and Valeria Arza. Discussant: Pablo Kreimer

The politics of opening up knowledge production
Cristian Matti (facilitator)

Summary: Open science and inclusive innovation
Adrian Smith and Valeria Arza

6 November

Horizontal innovations towards sustainability
Claire Luby, Roberta Ramos and Pablo Ridolfi (discussant: Verónica Robert)

Natural resources and the environment
Jorge Katz, Maristella Svampa and Anabel Marín (discussant: Miguel Lengyel)

Summary: Horizontal innovations and natural resources & environment
Andy Stirling and Anabel Marin


5th November 2015 @ 8:00 am
6th November 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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