A workshop held in Delhi on 8th February will bring together researchers, activists and policy-makers to learn from one another about grassroots innovation movements. The workshop is organised by Dinesh Abrol at Centre for Studies in Science Policy at Jawaharlal Nehru University in collaboration with Adrian Smith, Elisa Arond, and Mariano Fressoli (all from the project, Grassroots Innovation: Historical and Comparative Perspectives). Against a backdrop of increasing policy interest in ideas for inclusive innovation, the workshop will draw upon the experiences of grassroots innovations in order to critically assess the who, what, how, where, when and why of inclusions and exclusions in innovation. Most of the day will focus on movements in India, such as Peoples’ Technology Initiatives, Honey Bee Network, and free software movements in India; but debate will also be encouraged through contrasts with movements in South America and UK.
The event is invite only.
A full programme can be downloaded here
A background note explaining workshop aims and questions can be downloaded here