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January 18th, 2010

Science and Innovation for Development - a landmark in development thinking and practice

Abstract:
A new book by two of the UK's leading international development thinkers is a landmark in development thinking and practice.

Science and Innovation for Development demonstrates how science and innovation can be harnessed to tackle today's biggest challenges in poor countries, including climate change, HIV/AIDS and illiteracy. Case studies are described, including the use of tissue culture to develop disease-resistant bananas in Kenya; the use of nanotechnology to develop cheaper and faster kits for diagnosing infectious diseases and the use of organic material to power a multi-purpose stove that can also function as a refrigerator and generator.

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