Peter Knorringa keynote speaker at REPOA2019
Prof.dr. Peter Knorringa, director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Frugal Innovation in Africa, is honoured to be key note speaker at REPOA 2019. He will talk about 'Industrial policy, local economic development and frugal innovation' . REPOA’s 24th Annual Research Workshop will take place in Tanzania on 10 and 11 April 2019.
REPOA was formed in 1994 in Tanzania with the mandate to contribute to the alleviation of poverty in its multiple dimensions through research and capacity building. Over time, REPOA’s mandate has expanded beyond alleviating poverty to encompass growth and socio-economic transformation for poverty reduction.
Local Economic Development: Unpacking potentials for accelerated transformation of Tanzania
Local Economic Development (LED), is now among the latest preoccupations in development reflecting the industry’s shift from focusing on large and obtuse concepts and entities to smaller more manageable parts that can be joined up together (du Plooy, 2017; Khambule, 2018). LED relates to a participatory process that enables individuals and different types of market and non-market entities to utilise spatially proximate resources to engage in economic production and distribution of rents that create better conditions for economic growth and employment generation (Swinburn et al., 2006). LED focuses on identifying and utilising primarily local resources (and capital), ideas and skills to stimulate economic development (Sekhampu, 2010).