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may 08

Market Menagerie by Smita Srinivas

Market Menagerie, Health and Development in Late Industrial States. Smita Srinivas, 2012. The author of Market Menagerie is an Assistant Professor in the Urban Planning program at Columbia University in New York City. This book “examines technological advance and market regulation in the health industries of nations such as India, Brazil, South Africa, Nigeria, and Japan. …

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nov 13

Global Knowledge Initiative

“The Global Knowledge Initiative’s (GKI) guiding objective is to stimulate fruitful science, technology, and knowledge partnerships for development. According their definition, a fruitful partnership is “a partnership that builds the capacity of people and organizations globally to generate new knowledge or transfer existing knowledge from those who have it to those who need it. The GKI …

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nov 13

Regional Inclusive Innovation Policy Forum in Beijing: Inclusive Innovation for Sustainable Growth

“What is inclusive innovation? In China, scientists developed a multi-functional diagnosis table, which integrates diverse healthcare checks into one bed. And it only costs $5,000, significantly lower than other medical equipments with similar functions. In the Philippines, a contact center has been set up for farmers and fishermen to get professional advices in agriculture and fisheries technologies, …

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ago 16

History of GRIID

GRIID is a network linking researchersaddressing the ways innovation can help reduce inequalities and improve lives and livelihoods in marginalized households and communities. The network formed at the Mexico City Globelics meeting in 2008, suggested by Smita Srinivas of Columbia University and convened by Susan Cozzens of Georgia Tech. The GRIID email list topped 100 names shortly …

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