By Julia Day, STEPS Centre Communications Manager

How can innovation contribute to social justice and sustainable development goals? Two of the STEPS Centre’s members will be debating this issue in Argentina next month at the 9th Globelics International Conference in Buenos Aires.

Adrian Ely and Adrian Smith will be speaking on the panel of the “Innovation for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development” session at The Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (Globelics) conference.

The STEPS Centre’s work on Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto will inform our input to the session, as will Adrian Smith’s work around grassroots innovation, social technologies and sustainable development. Patners from Africa, India and China will also be on the panel, giving insight from thier regions and experiences.

The panel has been organised by our partners Mariano Fressoli and Hernán Thomas, del Instituto de Estudios Sociales (UNQ) and the Centro de Economía de la Innovación y el Desarrollo (UNSAM). Watch this space for more news and views about the event.