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Calestous Juma is Professor of the
Practice of International Development and Director of the
Science, Technology, and Globalization
Project at the
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He also
directs the Center's Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project
funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and serves as
Faculty Chair of the Edward S. Mason Fellows Program as well as
Faculty Chair of the 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 of several international
bodies andis editor of
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
Innovation for Global Development
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Juma, Calestous. "Complexity, Innovation, and Development:
Schumpeter Revisited." Journal of Policy and Complex Systems
1.1 (March 2014): 4-21.
- Book Chapters
Juma, Calestous, and David Spielman. "Farmers as Entrepreneurs:
Sources of Agricultural Innovation in Africa." New Directions
for Smallholder Agriculture. Ed. Peter B. R. Hazell and Atiqur
Rahman. Oxford University Press, March 2014.
Juma, Calestous. "Technology and the Reinvention of Education in
Africa." Technology in Africa—2014 Digest. Ed. Tefo Mohapi.
iafrikan.com, February 2014.
Juma, Calestous, and Katherine Gordon. "Transgenic Crops and Food
Security." Plant Biotechnology: Experience and Future
Prospects. Ed. Ricroch, A., Surinder Chopra and Shelby
Fleischer. Springer, 2014.
Juma, Calestous, and Pedro Conceição, and Sebastian Levine.
"Biotechnology and Food Security." Handbook on Agriculture,
Biotechnology and Development. Ed. Stuart J. Smyth, Peter W.B.
Phillips and David Castle. Edward Elger, 2014.
Juma, Calestous. "Growing the Nutritional Revolution." Nestlé
Foundation Report 2013. Nestlé Foundation, 2013, 34-36.
- Public Testimony
Juma, Calestous. "Societal Benefits of Agricultural Biotechnology:
Global Status and Outlook." Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research,
Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture of the Committee on
Agriculture, U.S. House of Representatives, July 9, 2014.
Juma, Calestous. "Transgenic Crops, Food Security, and Development:
Status Review and New Policy Directions for Kenya." Taskforce on
Review of Matters Relating to Genetically Modified Foods and Food
Security, Ministry of, April 22, 2014.
Juma, Calestous. "The Risks of the Precautionary Principle:
Diplomatic Implications and Mitigation Measures." Select Committee
on Science and Technology, UK House of Common, February 13, 2014.