Public lecture by Prof. Calestous Juma

ABSTRACT:
The role of modern Biotechnology in the economic transformation of developing countries has become the subject of intense academic inquiry and public policy discourse. There is increasing debate about the potential contribution of Biotechnology not only in Kenya, but also globally. This debate has taken two divergent perspectives: Proponents of Biotechnology see it as the only viable solution to Africa’s socio-economic problems. On the other hand, critics of Biotechnology application treat it with caution and suspicion. This Public Lecture provides a platform to interrogate this issue and chart the way forward on Biotechnology for the East African Region in terms of policy and Research.

TOPIC:
Rebooting African Economies:Innovation for Economic Development

SPEAKER:
Prof. Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

DATE:
Tuesday, August 14, 2012.

VENUE:
KICC, ABERDARES BALL ROOM

TIME:
2:00 pm

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