This year marks the 50th anniversary of WOTRO Science for Global Development. To celebrate, we will host the conference WOTRO 50 Years – Forward Thinking, on Wednesday 15 October 2014 in The Hague.
Social innovation of knowledge creation
With keynotes, panel debates, group discussions and the final round of the student competition The Battle of Ideas, the day focuses on the future of research for global development. In particular, the conference will zoom in on the question what role social innovation can play in programming, funding and conducting research that can contribute to solving the world’s most wicked development-related issues.
Speakers and guests include Hannah Akuffo, Heide Hackmann, Jan Jonker, Wiebe Bijker and the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen. More speakers will be added to this list in the weeks to come, so keep checking this website for updates.
|09:30–09:45||Opening – Wiebe Bijker|
|09:45–10:15||Keynote – Jan Jonker – The power of social innovation|
|10:15–10:45||Keynote – Heide Hackmann – The future agenda of research for development|
|10:45–11:15||Start final round of The Battle of Ideas (continues in parallel programme)|
|11:45–12:30||Panel debate – Social innovation of knowledge creation|
|13:30–15:15||Social innovation breakout sessions (2 rounds):Transdisciplinary research, Research deliverables, Assessing research proposals, Evaluating research|
|15:45–16:00||Recap – The Battle of Ideas|
|16:00–16:15||Presentation – Ms Lilianne Ploumen|
|16.15–17:00||Finals – The Battle of Ideas|
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