Professor Anil Gupta, a prolific figure in the space of ‘grassroots’ innovation and founder of the Honey Bee Network, Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI), shares perspective and insight into the latest developments on the ground.

He is interviewed by Courtney Savie Lawrence of the UNDP Asia Pacific Regional Innovation Center Team.

Yet the problem is also a matter of structure and scale. There is no single program to test and diffuse grassroots innovations at a large scale. How do we deal with this paradox? Surely when the cost of failure is low, we should try. The functional traditional knowledge (TK) of one place may be an innovation in another place. So the functional and viable TK should not be neglected either.

Professor A. Gupta – Honey Bee Network/SRISTI