Calestous Juma is Director of the Science, Technology and
Innovation Program at Center for International Development at Harvard
University and a Research Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and
International Affairs at Harvard University.
He is former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on
Biological Diversity in Montreal and founding Executive Director of the African
Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in Nairobi, Kenya. He is Visiting
Professor at the University of Strathclyde (UK), Fellow of the New York Academy
of Sciences and Member of the Kenya National Academy of Sciences. He is winner
of the 1991 Pew Scholars Award in Conservation and the Environment and
recipient of the 1993 United Nations Global 500 Award. He serves on the boards
of several international organizations. His research interests include: science
and technology studies; biotechnology, biological diversity and public policy;
and international trade and environmental policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Science
and Technology Policy Studies, and has written widely on science, technology
and sustainable development.
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