Shuan SadreGhazi

Affiliated Researcher

Research group(s):
2. Social Protection, Inclusive Innovation and Development
4. Sustainable Development, Innovation and Societal Transitions

Shuan's academic interests lay primarily in Innoovation for achievment of Sustainable Development Golas (SDGs). His research aims at studying the innovations that have positive socio-economic impact among the target community, e.g through social innovation or iclusive business initiatives.

As part of his studies on innovations for low-income communities, Shuan conducted extensive fieldworks in rural India, Myanmar and Iran. He has worked with a number of organizations on their inclusive business initiatives. With the UNDP Growing Inclusive Markets initiative, he served as a research fellow responsible for case studies in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). As a visiting researcher at Tsinghua University's "Sustainable Innovation" group, he learned about the approach of Chinese firms regarding innovation for rural markets. He has also been an advisor for Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan) for the Base of the Pyramid projects in South East Asia. More over, he has served in the editorial board of UNESCO Science Report (2015). 

He has been an invited speaker for various seminars and workshops on Pro-Poor Innovation, Inclusive Business, Social Impact Emerging MarketsCorporate Social Responsibility and Innovation for Sustainable Development. 


Lectures/Presentations available at www.prezi.com/user/shuan
Twitter: twitter.com/innov84SDG

Shuan News/Blogs/Activities

  • Report on the UNESCO high-level forum on Innovation for Sustainable Development (in Spanish) [link]
  • Telecoms and ICTs: Drivers of Innovation? [link]
  • Preparing Young Professionals for Rural Innovation [link]
  • Inclusive Innovation for the ‘Rest of the World’: SDG 10  [link]
  • Toilet Innovation is Important! (interview with the UM magazine) [link]
  • Putting Base of the Pyramid on the Map [link]
  • Key Note Asia: Corporate Social Responsibility and Emerging Markets [link]

Keywords:  Innovation for SDGs, Base of the Pyramid, Pro-Poor Innovation, Social Impact, Diffusion of Innovation, Inclusive Business, Inclusive Development, Frugal Innovation, Emerging Markets, South/SouthEast Asia, Middle East




Selected publications by Shuan SadreGhazi


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