Calestous Juma (1953 - 2017) was a professor of the practice of international development at Harvard Kennedy School and director of the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology and Globalization Project. Originally from Kenya, he was an internationally recognised authority in the application of science and technology to sustainable development worldwide. Prior to joining the Belfer Center, Juma was the Founding Director of the Africa Center for Technology Studies (ACTS). His published books include: Innovation and its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies (2016) and The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa (2011).
This PECE essay helps to answer the STS Across Borders analytic question: “What people, projects, and products exemplify how this STS formation has developed over time?”
This essay highlights prominant and upcoming individuals working on critical science and technology issues in Africa and is part of a broader exhibit on "STS in Africa."