STEPS SYMPOSIUM: PREACHING TO THE CHOIR?

By Sara J Wolcott One knows one has a good symposium when the participants are not afraid to ask challenging questions. Such as, what is the point of the New Manifesto? Did the original Sussex Manifesto really do that much – and can the new one do even as much as the first? And how…

STEPS SYMPOSIUM: MOVING BEYOND THE NORTH-SOUTH DIVISION IN DEVELOPMENT

By Sara J Wolcott Brian Wynne wasn’t the only one who pointed it out, but he was particularly eloquent: he felt that when he analyzed and critiqued Northern institutions, he was, in a way, doing work for international development. He helps open the space and the possibility for researchers, intellectuals and citizens from developing countries…

STEPS SYMPOSIUM: ARE WE AFRAID OF INNOVATION?

By Sara J Wolcott While not surprised that innovation was a major theme at the 2009 STEPS Centre Symposium, I was surprised to learn how little innovation is mentioned or critically understood in either the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) or in global responses to Climate Change. Photo: Anil Gupta by Lance Bellers The MDGs only…

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…

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…

MARIE JAHODA LECTURE: PROFESSOR JOHN BEDDINGTON

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member The UK government’s chef scientific advisor, Professor John Beddington was here at Sussex University last night to deliver the 12th Marie Jahoda Annual Lecture, hosted by SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research. With the theme Sustainability in a Changing World, Prof. Beddington said by the end of the lecture…