Calestous Juma

Professor of the Practice of International Development
Director, Science, Technology, Globalization
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Office Address
Littauer-356
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 53
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-8127
Fax: 617-495-8963
Email: calestous_juma@harvard.edu
Assistant
Katherine Gordon (617-495-7961)
Calestous Juma

Profile

Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project. He directs the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and serves as Faculty Chair of Innovation for Economic Development executive program. Juma is a former Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi. He is co-chair of the African Union's High-Level Panel on Science, Technology and Innovation and a jury member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He was Chancellor of the University of Guyana and has been elected to several scientific academies including the Royal Society of London, the US National Academy of Sciences, the World Academy of Sciences, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the African Academy of Sciences. He has won several international awards for his work on sustainable development. He holds a doctorate in science and technology policy studies and has written widely on science, technology, and environment. Juma serves on the boards ofseveral international bodies andis editor of the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation and theInternational Journal of Biotechnology. His latest book, The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. He is currently working on on books on engineering for development and resistance to new technologies. Follow @Calestous on Twitter

Courses

Fall

  • IGA-523 Innovation for Global Development

Not Offered

  • IGA-524M Technology Policy and Global Development

Spring

  • IGA-520 Political Economy of Innovation for Sustainability

Media Expertise

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Book Chapters
    • Juma, Calestous. "Technology and the Reinvention of Education in Africa." Technology in Africa—2014 Digest. Ed. Tefo Mohapi. iafrikan.com, February 2014.
  • Commentary
    • Juma, Calestous. "How African Innovation Can Take on the World." CNN.com, August 7, 2013.
    • Juma, Calestous. "Africa's New Science and Innovation Agenda." Technology+Policy | Innovation@Work, May 14, 2013.