Background paper / Emerging Technologies and Opportunities for International Science and Technology Foresight

By Patrick Van Zwanenberg, Adrian Ely, Andy Stirling This background paper focuses on the potential role that international science and technology ‘foresight-type’ activities might play in informing decision-making processes about innovation, development and emerging technologies.

Background paper / Going with the Flow? Directions of Innovation in the Water

By Synne Movik and Lyla Mehta Water and sanitation issues are looming large on the international agenda, not least due to the impetus created by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to halve, by 2015, the proportion of the world’s population who do not have access to clean water and adequate sanitation.

Background paper / Science and Technology for Health: Towards Universal Access in a Changing World

By Gerald Bloom Most anti-colonial movements in the second half of the 20th Century promised to provide universal access to health services. The Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 presented a consensus view of how governments could deliver on this promise.

About the STEPS Centre

The ESRC STEPS Centre (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is an interdisciplinary global research and policy engagement hub uniting development studies with science and technology studies.

BLOG FROM THE SCIENCE FORUM 2009

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member Former STEPS member Dominic Glover was blogging earlier this week for The Broker from the Science Forum 2009, in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Dominic, now a Postdoctoral fellow in technology and agrarian development at Wageningen University, provided a blogger’s perspective on the sessions, conversations and general atmosphere at the forum….

MANIFESTO SEMINAR: DR. PADMASHREE GEHL SAMPATH ON IP

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member See photos from this event (Flickr link) We’re delighted to have Dr Padmashree Gehl Sampath of the United Nations University with us today to talk about ‘Promoting Knowledge Generation through Intellectual property in Late Development’, as part of the Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project. While the centrality…

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…

Resources

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.

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…