The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals: Innovation on a Global Scale or Business as Usual?
|Dates:||13 May 2015|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:30|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Manchester Institute of Innovation Research|
|Venue opening hours:||1-2.30pm (light refreshments from 12.30pm)|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Neva Frecheville, David Hulme, Ian Miles, Yanuar Nugroho|
In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly will agree a new set of global development goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015). These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be universal (all countries in the world should pursue them) and will seek to integrate social justice, economic growth and environmental sustainability. They will be the world’s biggest promise. But, after the rousing speeches by world leaders in September have finished, will the SDGs make a difference and foster social, economic, political and technological innovations…or will business as usual be the outcome?
This seminar brings together the insights of two analysts directly involved in the negotiation processes and two academic observers. It will explore the past and present processes that have shaped the SDG Agenda (especially the contrasting positions taken by different groups of countries and key players) and the anticipated implications of the SDGs for economic, social and political systems.
About the panellists
• Neva Frecheville is Lead Analyst on the Post 2015 Agenda at the NGO CAFOD and Co-Chair of Beyond 2015 (a global coalition of more than 1000 civil society organizations campaigning for a strong and legitimate successor agreement to the MDGs).
• David Hulme is Professor of Development Studies at the University of Manchester. He is Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute and a member of the Institute for Development Policy and Management. His latest book is Global Poverty: Global Governance and Poor People Post-2015 (Routledge, 2015).
• Ian Miles is Professor of Technological Innovation and Social Change in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at Manchester Business School. Much of his work on technological innovation has concerned new Information Technologies, and he has been particularly interested in service industries as users and sources of innovation.
• Yanuar Nugroho is an Honorary Research Fellow with Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and Deputy Chief of Staff at the Executive Office of the President of the Republic of Indonesia. He was one of the drafters of the High-Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, and is tasked as a key member of Indonesia's negotiators for the UN for the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.
Neva Frecheville, David Hulme, Ian Miles, Yanuar Nugroho
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