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Round Table Events / List of all the Roundtables

Over the past year, 20 roundtables were hosted across four continents. Here’s a list of all of them, including links to outputs from the roundtables (video, photos and written reports) where we have them.

This page will be updated as more outputs are added over the next few weeks.


6 May: Kathmandu, Nepal.
Convenor: David Grimshaw, Practical Action
Video, photos and report

27 May: Brighton, UK. Student Roundtable IDS/SPRU.
Convenor: Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre
Blog, podcast and photos

29 June: Brighton, UK. IDS Alumni Roundtable.
Convenors: Julia Day and Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre.

7 October: Brighton, UK. SPRU Alumni Roundtable.
Convenors: Adrian Ely and Andy Stirling, STEPS Centre.

24 November: The Hague, Netherlands. Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto.
Convenor: Ilse Oosterlaken, 3TU Delft.
Report / Multimedia

27 November: Abuja, Nigeria. Discussion of the ATPS “African Manifesto for Science, Technology and Innovation”.
Convenor: Kevin Urama, ATPS.
Blog by Adrian Ely / Response by Kevin Urama

4 December: Nairobi, Kenya. ACTS roundtable – ‘Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto’.
Convenor: Andrew Adwera, ACTS.
Multimedia: part 1 / part 2

8 December: Nairobi, Kenya. Roundtable at the fourth TWAS-ROSSA Young Scientists’ Conference.
Convenor: TWAS (The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World) Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa.


20 January: Brighton, UK. IDS/SPRU student roundtable.
Convenor: Elisa Arond, STEPS Centre.

8 February: Delhi, India. Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto.
Convenor: Ashok Parthasarathi/Elisa Arond.
Video and photos

12 February: Bangalore, India. TWAS-ROCASA Young Scientists’ Conclave on Climate, Energy and Development.
Convenor: TWAS – The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

2 March: Brighton, UK. SPRU Students’ Roundtable.
Convenor: Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre.

4 March: Harare, Zimbabwe. Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto.
Convenor: Ernest Mupunga and Lawrence Gudza, Practical Action.

5 March: Caracas, Venezuela. Innovación, Desarrollo y Sustentabilidad para el Siglo XXI: una mirada desde Venezuela.
Convenor: Iokiñe Rodriguez, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas (IVIC)
Report and photos

10 March: Buenos Aires, Argentina. Towards a New Manifesto: Innovation, Sustainability and Development in Argentina.
Convenor: Mariano Fressoli, Universidad de Quilmes.
Report and photos

12 March: Cali, Colombia. Innovación, sostenibilidad y desarrollo: análisis de un caso de agricultura, agroindustria y bioindustria como una bioeconomía regional.
Convenor: Myriam Sanchez, Corporación BIOTEC.
Report and photos

15 March: Brighton, UK. Brighton Festival of Social Science.
Convenors: Adrian Ely, STEPS Centre and Thurstan Crockett, Brighton & Hove City Council.
Video, photos, slides

19 March: Beijing, China. China-UK Innovation for Sustainability and Equitable Development.
Convenor: Xue Lan, Tsinghua University.

29 March: Sangamner, India. Roundtable for a ‘Marathmoli Manifesto’.
Convenor: Asmita Jayendra, Marathmoli.

30 March: Colombo, Sri Lanka. A New Manifesto Roundtable.
Convenors: Ramona Miranda and Daniel Vorbach, Practical Action – Sri Lanka.
Report and photos

9 April: Maharashtra, India. Roundtable for a ‘Marathmoli Manifesto’.
Convenor: Asmita Jayendra, Marathmoli.

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