BROWSE TOPICS BY TAG
Africa agriculture centres of excellence china climate change concepts dependency theory development direction distribution employment energy environment ethics events gender health human rights ICT india industry innovation intellectual property intermediate technology Latin America multimedia national S&T policy OECD Oldham participation philanthropy publications research institution roundtable science self-reliance seminar South Africa sustainability Sustainable Development Systems Approach technology Technology Blending technology transfer United Nations
Entries tagged with ‘diversity’
Background paper / Direction, Distribution and Diversity! Pluralising Progress in Innovation, Sustainability and Development
By Andy Stirling
Notions of ‘progress’ pervade the modern world. Yet, ‘north’ and ‘south’ alike, policymaking for progress in innovation, sustainability and development tends to be ambiguous. Politicians speak of “the way forward”, without saying which way. History is viewed as a “race to advance technology”, without stating the particular direction.