We will be blogging from the Development Studies Association Annual Conference next week, which kicks off at 2pm (BST) on Tuesday 18th Sept with opening addresses from Gordon Conway, DFID’s chief scientific advisor and Prof. Judi Wakhungu of ACTS, who is also chair of the STEPS Centre Advsiory Board.

The first STEPS Centre Symposium is being held alongside DSA 2007 and our directors, members and guests are hosting panel sessions throughout the week to tie in with this year’s theme of connecting science, society and development.

STEPS Centre sessions will cover new approaches to linking technology, poverty reduction and social justice; peri-urban dynamics and sustainability challenges; the ethics of risk and regulation of agro-biotechnology; and the ‘pro-poor consensus’ on agricultural biotechnology.

Please come and join in the debate, either in person, or here online at The Crossing.

See the final DSA programme and read more about the STEPS line up

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