RISKY ADVICE AND UNCERTAINTY

Andy Stirling, STEPS Director and Alister Scott, visiting fellow at SPRU, have an article up at Project Syndicate (and on the Al Jazeera website) on recent technological disasters (Fukushima, BP in Mexico) and how they reflect on the way science is used to support public policy. Why do we seem to be witnessing an increasing…

MANIFESTO ON FILM

The launch of Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto at the Royal Society in London yesterday was captured on video and photograph. The links to the video will appear here on the blog soon, but in the meantime, there is a selection of the photos, taken by Lance Bellers, on our Flickr site. Judi Wakhungu,…

WE MUST NURTURE A NEW INNOVATION POLITICS

On the eve of the launch of our new report Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto, project’s convenor, Adrian Ely, and our colleague Kevin Urama, executive director of the African Technology Policy Studies Network, have published a joint opinion piece on SciDev.net calling for new politics of innovation built around diversity, poverty reduction and environmental…

MANIFESTO: THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION

At events around the world over the past two years as part of our Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project, the STEPS Centre has asked delegates one important question, and recorded thier answers on video. The question we asked was: “If you had to make one recommendation to the United Nations, or another global…

BEYOND SCALING UP WORKSHOP

By Julia Day We have a packed room here at the Institute of Development Studies for the first day of the Beyond Scaling Up workshop organised by the STEPS Centre and our affiliate partner Future Health Systems. And very surprisingly, for the UK, summer appears to have arrived on time to welcome our 50 or…

MANIFESTO ROUNDTABLES INTERACTIVE MAP

Here’s an interactive world map showing all the roundtables, with links to video and reports. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

CARACAS TO KATHMANDU: ALL THE MANIFESTO ROUNDTABLES

Picture: Manifesto Roundtables world map (Google maps) We’ve put together a list of all the Roundtables for the Manifesto project, with links to multimedia and reports from each one. Final count: 21 roundtables, across 4 continents, over 11 months. Roundtables have been held in: Kathmandu, Nepal Brighton, UK x5 The Hague, Netherlands Abuja, Nigeria Nairobi,…

MANIFESTO LAUNCH: 15 JUNE, LONDON

“Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto” is being launched on 15 June with an all-day event at the Royal Society. Space at the launch is limited, but you can email us to register for a place. This New Manifesto recommends a new politics of innovation, forty years after the “Sussex Manifesto” helped shape modern thinking…

TOWARDS A NEW POLITICS OF SUSTAINABILITY

Today on the IDS website, Prof Melissa Leach, STEPS Centre Director, suggests new approaches to sustainable development, drawing on themes in Dynamic Sustainabilities, the new book in our Pathways to Sustainability series. Taking Dynamics Seriously: Towards a New Politics of Sustainability “On the one hand, there is wide recognition of growing complexity and dynamism, but…

VIDEO: BRIGHTON MANIFESTO – PUBLIC DEBATE

On 15 March we hosted a public Manifesto debate in Brighton. With an election coming soon, the panel included four local Prospective Parliamentary Candidates. The event was filmed by Brighton & Hove City Council’s webcasting team. Video: Innovation, Sustainability, Development – A Manifesto for Brighton & Hove There’s more on our series of roundtables, including…