STEPS SYMPOSIUM: INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, DEVELOPMENT

By Julia Day We live in a time of transformations. The collapse of the Washington “consensus”, the financial crisis, the rise of China and other emerging economies and, of course, the threat of global climate change call for a rethinking of existing institutions, structures and paradigms. Photo: Lance Bellers At the same time a renewed…

INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, DEVELOPMENT: A NEW MANIFESTO

By Julia Day Our New Manifesto project is now live, with 13 new papers, a new microsite and a wiki-timeline mapping over 50 years of science and innovation for development. Contributions are most welcome to the project, which is an attempt not just to devise recommendations for future policies that allow environmentally sustainable and pro-poor…

VIDEO: MANIFESTO SEMINAR – DR GEHL SAMPATH

Have a look at a short clip of Padmashree Gehl Sampath’s STEPS Centre Manifesto seminar on ‘Promoting Knowledge Generation through Intellectual property in Late Development’ as part of the Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project.

A NEW MANIFESTO: STUDENT ROUNDTABLE REPORT

By ELISA AROND, Research Assistant for the Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project A group of students and Visiting Fellows gathered at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton on May 27 for the second of our Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto roundtable events. Although the event was local, for the Brighton-based STEPS…

INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, DEVELOPMENT: A NEW MANIFESTO – THE STUDENTS’ VIEW

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member With British summertime underway in the usual fashion (horizontal rain battering the windows) a 16-strong group of MA and DPhil students and visiting fellows from the Institute of Development Studies and SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research are gathered here in Brighton to take part in the STEPS Centre’s…

INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, DEVELOPMENT: A NEW MANIFESTO – THE VIEW FROM NEPAL

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member See photos from this event We are hoping to link up this lunchtime with the Innovation Asia-Pacific Symposium being held in Kathmandu, Nepal, for the first in a series of roundtables events for the STEPS Centre Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project. A group of delegates at the…

OECD-UNESCO: INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY, DEVELOPMENT: A NEW MANIFESTO

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member View the Manifesto presentation given by Adrian Ely on the STEPS Centre’s Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto at the OECD-UNESCO International Workshop on Innovation for Development: Converting Knowledge to Value. 28-30 January 2009 at OCED headquarters, Paris. Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto by Adrian Ely View more…

OECD-UNESCO CONFERENCE: INNOVATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member As the world’s economic leaders gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to thrash out a plan to get economies moving again, members of the STEPS Centre’s Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project are here at the OECD‘s headquarters in Paris to look at new ways…

HOPE AND CHANGE FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS?

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member Will Obama’s Administration Make a Difference to Global Citizens? As President-Elect Obama becomes President Obama, Institute of Development Studies Director Lawrence Haddad explores what this means for global justice. “The American people largely elected Obama because they believe he has the best temperament and intellect to address domestic economic…