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Technological Innovation and Economic Development in Times of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for International Cooperation

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Technological Innovation and Economic Development in Times of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for International Cooperation

Public Lecture by Professor Calestous Juma at the University of Toronto on January 16, 2009

Announcement

January 12, 2009

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

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Science, Technology, and Globalization; Science, Technology, and Public Policy; Agricultural Innovation in Africa

 

The lecture will explore the role that emerging technologies can play in fostering economic growth and improving human welfare in Africa. It will re-examine opportunities for development cooperation between the United States and Africa in light of the current global food and financial and crises. It will draw on experiences on the linkages between economic growth and technological innovation in fields such as agriculture, health, energy, education, and environmental management.

The lecture will be from 12:30–1:30 pm, at the University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Room 2172.

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Resources:
Learn to Earn

Engineering Change

New Invisible College

Science and Innovation in Africa

Group on Science and Innovation Policy (GOSIP)

 

For more information about this publication please contact the STPP Web Manager at 617-496-1981.

For Academic Citation:

Juma, Calestous. "Technological Innovation and Economic Development in Times of Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities for International Cooperation." Announcement, Harvard University, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, January 12, 2009.

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