Professor, Practice of International Development
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Mailbox 53
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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 was Chancellor of the University of Guyana and has been elected to several scientific academies including the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering, and the African Academy of Sciences. He has won several international awards for his work on sustainable development.
Juma holds a doctorate in science and technology policy studies and has written widely on science, technology, and the environment. Juma serves on the boards of several international bodies and is editor of the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation and International Journal of Biotechnology. His latest book, The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011.
Juma teaches graduate courses on "Innovation, Development and Globalization" and "Technology and Sustainability" and an undergraduate seminar on "Biotechnology, Sustainability and Public Policy." He is currently working on green innovation strategies for emerging nations. Follow @Calestous on Twitter.
- History as Innovation (Briefings)
- Innovation: Applying Knowledge in Development (Policy Library)
- The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa (Policy Library)
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2011