Department of Education, South Campus organized a special guest lecture on ‘Creativity and Innovations in Informal Sector A Global Perspective’ on Tuesday 24th April 2018.
Guest speaker Sheikh Fayaz (PhD) Centre for Studies in Science Policy School of Social Sciences Jawahar Lal Nehru University- New Delhi in his powerpoint presentation deliberated upon different conceptual models of innovation and provided useful statistical information pertaining to varied fields of innovations of different countries in informal sector. The presentation also included how different countries have tailored their policies and programmes to harness the benefits of informal sector innovations.
Highlighting the contribution of innovators from Kashmir valley, Dr Fayaz stressed for the immediate need of making individual-institution collaboration for recognition and promotion of young innovators. The role of education becomes paramount in early identification of creative and innovative learners to properly guide and encourage them to utilize their innovative potential for the overall development of society. Creative and innovative traits in human resource are an asset and the need of the hour is to develop a conducive culture to nourish and nurture such young minds to harvest long term benefit. In the end, question-answer session provide an opportunity for students to interact with the guest speaker and share their enquiries and thoughts related to the topic.
About Guest Speaker
Dr Sheikh Fayaz pursued full-time doctorate research on Innovations in Informal Economy at the Center for Studies in Science Policy (CSSP), School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, under the guidance of Dr Saradindu Bhaduri. He submitted his PhD thesis with the title ‘Perspectives on Informal Sector Innovations: Value Theory Revisited’.
Dr Fayaz has worked closely with several national and international organizations to facilitate / scale-up the provision of institutional support for grassroot-level innovations in the informal sector. So far, his research has particularly focused on innovations that have thrived in the informal settings of rural India. He has also contributed to the international discourse on informal sector innovations through peer-reviewed journals, published books and book reviews, newspaper columns and blogs. Concurrently, he is engaged in editing /co-editing of international peer-reviewed journals on themes involving science, technology, frugal innovations and development