Is this really a manifesto about development, or does it apply just as much to the western world? I think the last and more people present at the launch had that feeling. Another person expressed his fear that this would turn out as another attempt to tell the South what is best for them, unless we also use the New Manifesto to critically scrutinize the way we in the North are dealing with innovation.
You can read the full text at Ilse's blog. If you weren't at the launch on 15 June, you can watch videos of all the presentations and plenary discussions online.