Dr. Calestous Juma
is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the Harvard Kennedy School. He directs the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and serves as Faculty Chair of Innovation for Economic Development executive program. Juma is a former Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Center for Technology Studies in Nairobi. He is co-chair of the African Union's High-Level Panel on Science, Technology and Innovation and a jury member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. His latest book, The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, was published by Oxford University Press in 2011. Juma was named one of the most influential 100 Africans in 2012 and 2013 by the New African magazine.