Seminar on grassroots innovation in food security and energy

Start date

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017, 14:00

End date

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017, 18:00


ISS, Partos and the Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa is organizing a one day session on frugal innovation, with a focus on grassroots innovation.

Former Prince Claus Chairholder Saradindu Bhaduri researched grassroots innovation throughout his term as chairholder and will return to ISS in order to foster collaboration between academia and practitioners.

Send in your examples

We will zoom in on grassroots innovation in food security and energy, but other interesting examples are more than welcome!

We encourage cases that shed light on the following points – scaling up a grassroot innovation, mutual capacity building, the role played by gender, drivers of grassroot innovation, enabling environment of grassroot innovation, local knowledge, too resource-scarce/resource-rich environment for grassroot innovation, bricolage (for e.g. recombination of available local resources).

Do you have an interesting case to share? Please let us know by emailing Kinsuk Mani Sinha by 5 October 2017.


Participation in the seminar is free of charge but we do ask you to register by filling in the form on this registration page.