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Forty years after The Sussex Manifesto helped shape modern thinking on science and technology for development, the STEPS Centre and its partners around the world have created a new manifesto recommending new ways of linking science and innovation to development for a more sustainable, equitable and resilient future in an era of dynamic change.

Elements of the New Manifesto

The New Manifesto will integrate lessons learned since the original with emerging perspectives to investigate current debates in science and technology for development.

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At the tail end of the 1960’s the United Nations asked for recommendations on science and technology for development from ‘The Sussex Group’ – a team from the Institute of Development Studies and SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research, at the UK’s University of Sussex.

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Here you can download  the original 1970 Sussex Manifesto and access a variety of resources on Professor Geoff Oldham’s seminar on the writing of that document forty years ago.

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Project presentation

View the Manifesto presentation given by project convenor Adrian Ely at the OECD-UNESCO International Workshop on Innovation for Development: Converting Knowledge to Value. 28-30 January 2009 at OCED headquarters, Paris.

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About us

The team working on the Innovation, Sustainability, Innovation: A New Manifesto are members of the STEPS Centre along with Professor Geoff Oldham, one of the authors of the original 1970 Sussex Manifesto, and Martin Bell of SPRU Science and Technology Policy Research.

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