Activities of GRM


GRM International Conference I 2015

International Conference


"Inclusive Innovation for Sustainable Development"

Date:  July 11, 9:55~17:30 and July 12, 10:00-16:00
Venue: IMADEGAWA (Karasuma campus), Shikokan SK110, Doshisha University

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Welcome to Doshisha GRM International Conference 2015

This symposium aims to bring together leading international scholars in economic development, innovation studies, other relevant social and natural sciences; practitioners from international development organizations; and private sector actors working on inclusive innovation products and services.

As a preliminary, the symposium will cover theoretical underpinnings of inclusive innovation. It will then interrogate the concept of inclusivity of innovations, whether it is affordability for products and services by the poor based on frugal engineering, pro-poor accessibility, income and welfare enhancing scope of innovation for the poor, scale of business opportunity within poor segment of populations, or just exclusive pro-poor focused attention by private sector products and services. In addition, the symposium will also cover non-profit oriented innovations such as those by civil society organizations targeting social mobilization, conflict prevention, justice, and equity among any other social agenda. It is notable that modern technology has the potential to contribute much to human security: more knowledge and mobility, citizen journalism, enhanced information for political decision-making, better disaster prediction and response, improvements in medicine and food security for example.

It is expected that the symposium will lead to high quality research papers from the contributors. One mark of the expected quality is clarity in presentation of new and ground-breaking ideas regarding inclusive innovations and its relationship to human security based on the designed three dimensions. The final outcome will be an edited published work from all the contributors, subject to any recommended quality enhancements from the editors.

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Dr. H.E. Mohao Pheko
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
     Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
Dr. Samar K. Guharay
Senior researcher, The Mitre Corporation
Professor Dr. Henry Jacala Ramos
Professor, University of the Philippines, Diliman
Dr. Christopher Foster
Researcher, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Prof. Bitange Ndemo
Associate Professor, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Prof. Mike Hardy
Executive Director, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK
Dr. Tashmia Ismail
Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria
Ms. Mary Grace P. Santos
Project Manager, Universities and Councils Network on
     Innovation for Inclusive Development in Southeast Asia (UNIID-SEA)

Prof. David Grimshaw
Visiting Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London
Dr. Willem Fourie
Senior Lecture, University of Pretoria
Dr. Yukimi Shimoda
Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
Dr. Toshikazu Tanaka
Research Fellow, The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Prof. Erbiao Dai
Research Director, Research Professor, Asian Growth Research Institute(AGI)
Prof. Keith Geoffrey Jackson
Doshisha Business School