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Welcome to the Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77)

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Dr. Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad


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Dr. Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad is a Post-PhD innovation researcher at the School of Management, Zhejiang University, China. He holds M.Phil and PhD from the Center for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is a co-editor of the book titled ‘Informal Sector Innovations: Insights from Global South’, (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2015). His major research interests include non-formal frugal grassroots innovations, informal economy, and development. He is also interested in the economic history of innovations and is currently engaged in exploring the dynamics of 'secondary innovations' and ‘frugal digital innovations’ in China with Prof. Xiaobo Wu. Journals such as Oxford Development Studies, International Planning and Development Review, and Journal of Rural Studies have published some of his recent papers. He also contributed to the Handbook on Alternative Theories of Innovation (Edward Elgar, 2021) and the upcoming Handbook on Frugal Innovations (Edward Elgar, 2022). He is currently co-editing a special issue on ‘Rethinking Innovation and Development Discourses in Light of COVID-19’ for Science Technology and Society, Journal.