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Research network to boost development in Africa planned

Research network to boost development in Africa planned | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A new research and capacity building hub that targets pro-poor initiatives is to be formed in Africa this year.
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The article cites a new research and capacity building hub which is being established by the ESRC-funded Centre for Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS).

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Grow The Idea's curator insight, January 21, 7:46 PM

Do development initiatives truly improve the living conditions of the global poor? Is not a more local perspective necessary, even logical, for overcoming the challenges we face?

 

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Four policy steps to drive technological change

Four policy steps to drive technological change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
R&D is only one of several interventions to build Africa’s tech capacity and innovation systems, says David Ockwell.
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David Ockwell is deputy director of research at the ESRC STEPS Centre and senior lecturer in geography at the University of Sussex.

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