Science and Innovation for Development

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by Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Professor Jeff Waage

Scientific education, knowledge and research are crucial to solving development challenges. Science as a tool for providing evidence and discovering solutions has been neglected recently by many key decision makers, Science and Innovation for Development aims to play a part in changing that.

Targeted at: policy makers and politicians, academia and the development community.

The scope of Science and Innovation for Development, co-authored by Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Professor Jeff Waage, international development experts, considers:

  • why science is important, how it works and how technologies can be sourced and partnerships formed;
  • three of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – reducing hunger, improving health and protecting the environment;
  • the impact of climate change and other future threats and how science can contribute to building sustainability and resilience;
  • how to get advances in research and development to where they are most needed.

 

Published by: UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS).
Production funded by DFID.
Soft back 400pp
January 2010