Lorna Jean Edmonds

Lorna Jean Edmonds, PhD, is Health Innovator-in-Residence, International Centre for Health Innovation, Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and former Chair, Canadian Coalition of Global Health Research.

Developing countries and vulnerable communities must shift away from a classic development model to one that creates an enabling environment, not only to solve domestic challenges of inequity and social injustice, but to establish truly multilateral and mutually beneficial relationships to address pressing global issues, secure competitive advantages, and build stable economies. In other words, just like established and emerging economies, developing nations must create an infrastructure for ensuring sustainability. To do this, they need partnerships for quality higher education, advanced research, and an integrated innovations agenda.