Policy Dialogue - Benchmarking Rural Innovation Capacities in South Asia
19-20 August 2009
Venue: India International Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy, Hyderabad
Sponsored by IDRC, Canada (IPS Programme)
This workshop is designed as a policy dialogue on implications for capacity benchmarking, if South Asian countries are to move from science and technology policy to innovation policy with the specific goals of rural development.
1. To provide opportunities for dialogue and learning for planners and policy makers in developing countries in South Asia on how to strengthen innovation capacity in ways that address social, economic and sustainability agendas.
2. Benchmark national capacity to innovate so as to provide points of reference to help planners make judgements about progress in improving national and sectoral performance and help guide and monitor the impact of policy and institutional changes.
Senior officials within S&T organizations engaged in science, technology and innovation planning, and academics/ researchers/ practitioners involved in rural innovation in South Asian countries.
For participation please contact:
- Dr. Rajeswari S. Raina, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi [email: rajeswari_raina[at]yahoo.com]; or
- Dr. Rasheed Sulaiman V, Director, Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy, Hyderabad [email: crispindia[at]gmail.com]