Rebooting economic growth lecture

As part of the 6th Global Consortium of Higher Education and Research for Agriculture (GCHERA) conference program that opens in Nairobi on Monday November 23, 2009, attended by over 200 academics in agriculture drawn from 120 countries a public lecture has been planned for Tuesday at JKUAT. The lecture titled Rebooting Economic Growth will be delivered by Prof. Calestous Juma US based internationally acclaimed scholar, researcher, author and Professor of Practice of international Development and director Science, technology, and globalization Project, Harvard Kennedy School.

Date: Tuesday, 24TH November 2009
Venue: Assembly Hall, AICAD
Time: 3.00 p.m.
Guest of honor Prof. Calestous Juma
Professor of Practice of international Development and director Science, technology, and globalization Project, Harvard Kennedy School
Title of Lecture:    Rebooting Economic Growth

 

Prof. Calestous Juma
Internationally acclaimed scholar, researcher and author
Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at Harvard Kennedy School.

He recently founded the Victoria Institute of Science and Technology in western Kenya. He is a former Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, founding Executive Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies and served as Chancellor of the University of Guyana.

He has been elected to several scientific academies including the Royal Society of London, the US National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the African Academy of Sciences.
He holds a DPhil in science and technology policy studies from the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex (UK) and has received several international awards and honorary degrees for his work on innovation and sustainable development.

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