Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug 16

David Dickson’s legacy

Reposted from scidev.net. “David Dickson (1947-2013), the founding director of SciDev.Net, has died suddenly, we have sadly learnt. David founded SciDev.Net as a science news service for the developing world in 2001. The organisation originated from a project set up by news staff at the journal Nature (with financial assistance from the Wellcome Trust, United …

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Aug 16

Knowledge and Innovation for Inclusive Development project: OECD

“This two-year project will analyze the impact of innovation and related policies on inclusive development. Addressing the needs of policymakers in both key non-member economies and OECD countries, the aims of the project are to: Provide evidence on the impacts of innovation and related policies on inclusive development focusing on industrial, social and territorial inequalities; …

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Aug 16

Interrogation of ‘inclusive innovation’ concept

Is the Tata Nano an example of ‘inclusive innovation?  What about solar lighting?  How do we determine what is inclusive or pro-poor? Is it about the degree of income generation or saving that is created? The degree of viable business opportunity that a new product creates? Or is it about the process of innovation around …

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Aug 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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Aug 01

Conference on Innovation for Inclusive Development, South Africa, 21 November 2012

“Tackling high rates of social exclusion and poverty are important challenges for many developing and emerging countries’ development strategies. However, substantial inequalities, high rates of poverty and social exclusion in many emerging and developing countries in spite of successful innovation experiences are a testimony to the fact that built-up innovation capacities is not necessarily inclusive. …

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