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Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma

Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Contact:
Telephone: (617) 496-8127
Fax: (617)-495-8963
Email: calestous_juma@harvard.edu

 

 

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2007 (continued)

September 13, 2007

"Africa Needs Development Armies"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

"Africa could learn from other countries. The US Army Corps of Engineers has been instrumental in the construction and maintenance of critical infrastructure since its creation in the 1930s. Similarly, the Corps of Royal Engineers has a long record spanning 900 years of contributing to civilian infrastructure ."

 

 

September 6, 2007

"Africa Needs More Technical Universities"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Nairobi)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

"Meeting safety requirements in international markets will involve the use of sophisticated information systems that allow regulators to effectively trace the movement of products through the entire food chain.

Having technical capacity to manage safety information will help African countries to add value to their produce."

 

 

August 30, 2007

"Putting Remittances to Good Use"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

"For decades India bemoaned the migration of its skilled expertise to industrialised countries. Today it is benefiting from their knowledge and connections, largely because it has over the years built a strong intellectual and commercial infrastructure through which émigrés are operating."

 

 

August 23, 2007

"Fuelling a Sustainable Economy"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

"In response to long periods of neglect, African countries are starting to invest in new energy production facilities...."

 

 

August 2007

Freedom to Innovate: Biotechnology in Africa's Development

Report

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa and Ismail Serageldin

"This report is about biotechnology and the role it can play for development in Africa. The report suggests specific and practical measures to advance development, quality of life and environmental sustainability using biotechnology."

 

 

August 16, 2007

"Innovation System Needs Reforms"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

African countries are increasing the allocation of funds to scientific research. But such investments will be wasted if they are used for basic research rather than product innovation.

 

 

August 13, 2007

"Attempts to Control News Futile"

Op-Ed, The Daily Nation, (Kenya)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

KENYA’S RECENTLY-ADOPTED Media Bill has been noted to contain some useful provisions. It is also being roundly condemned for demanding disclosures that would impede the press from acting freely.

 

 

August 2, 2007

"Financing IT-Based Ventures"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Technology-based businesses are a dynamic source of economic growth. But such enterprises are only starting to emerge in Africa. Lack of capital is often cited as one of the main reasons why this sector remains weak.

 

 

July 27, 2007

"Managing Technological Risks"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Recent comments by former United nations secretary General Kofi Annan over the role of genetically modified seed in African agriculture have reopened debate over the risks posed by new technologies....

 

 

July 20, 2007

"Biotech Critics are Playing God"

Op-Ed, Business Daily, (Africa)

By Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan always said he would become a farmer after leaving office. But one of his first acts as chairman of the Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has been to respond to whether the alliance would promote the use of genetically-modified (GM) seed in African agriculture....

 

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