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The STEPS Centre ran a special session at the 9th Globelics Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 17 November, entitled Innovation for Social Inclusion and Sustainable Development.

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Manifesto Cultural Café, SE Brazil, 13 May 2011

Dr Edmilson Costa Teixeira, Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo will be hosting a ‘cultural café’ discussion focussing on the New Manifesto in Vitoria, South-East Brazil on 13 May 2011.

Dr Costa Teixeira is a specialist in water management and will be discussing the Manifesto with members (students, associated researchers, lecturers) of his research group LabGest and some invited reseachers from other departments, and asking what it means in the context of their work.

Argentina Roundtable – report and photos

The Argentina Manifesto roundtable was held in Buenos Aires on 10 March 2010. It was hosted at Universidad Nacional de Quilmes.

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Colombia Roundtable – report and photos

The Colombia Manifesto roundtable was held in Cali on 12 March 2010. It was hosted at Corporación Biotec-Sede CIAT and convened by Myriam Sánchez.

The discussion focused broadly on agriculture, with an emphasis on life sciences applications in agriculture, agroindustry, & bioindustry in the Valle del Cauca region of Colombia.

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Venezuela Roundtable – report and photos

The Venezuela Manifesto roundtable was held in Caracas on 5 March 2010. It was hosted at Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC) and co-ordinated by Iokiñe Rodríguez, Francisco Herrera and Hebe Vessuri.

The roundtable was entitled: “Innovation, Development and Sustainability for the 21st Century: a perspective from Venezuela”.

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