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General science and technology - local


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From the Manifesto roundtable with students on the MA in Science, Society and Development at IDS, Brighton, 20 January 2010.

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General science and technology - local

  1. 1. STEPS Centre Roundtable Group Members: Gopika Bashi, Oyindamola Awobiyi, Linus Elangwe, Kazuaki Kondo, Yue Xiao IDS MA Science, Society and Development Brighton, UK, 20 th January 2010
  2. 2. Group Focus: Local Level, General Science and Technology
  3. 3. What do you consider are the most crucial attributes or impacts of sustainability and development to address, and how might you evaluate or measure these? * Attributes: Pro-poor; Fostering grassroots innovations; Participatory and bottom up planning, implementation and monitoring; Collaborative (involvement of local stakeholders including local government, NGOs, local science and technology institutions); Adaptable; Affordable; Context-appropriate for local needs; Locally-accessible terminology * Evaluation and measurement: Quantitative data; Qualitative analysis (measuring patterns of adoption and adaptation); pro-poor cost benefit analysis <ul><li>Key Features of that Vision - Sustainability and Development Objectives </li></ul>Part 1: Where do we want to go?
  4. 4. Describe innovations (technical, social, organisational, etc), institutions, policies and practices that support the objectives chosen. Explain. *Institutions: Local and national governments; Grassroots research centres; Education and training centres * Policies and practices: local government commitment and coordination policy; incentivization; *Innovations: mentoring network among innovators; a forum for national innovation dialogue Part 2: How do we get there? Creating the Conditions
  5. 5. Part 2: How do we get there? Constraints Describe factors (innovations, institutions, policies or practices, social, political, cultural, etc) that constrain or detract from the success of sustainable innovations and practices described. Explain. * Lack of commitment by local government; Corruption; Lack of recognition of local innovations; Lack of empowerment; Poor coordination between institutions; Lack of monitoring mechanisms; Lack of accountability
  6. 6. A Twitter SMS Manifesto on ‘Innovation, Sustainability, Development’ In 140 characters or less, what is your ‘Manifesto’? Locally driven innovation networks can meet diverse, pro-poor sustainable development objectives