Prof. Calestous Juma
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Professor Calestous Juma's science and technology contributions were not only academic. He helped engineer, among others, a cooking stove whose improved efficiency minimized the adverse health effects of indoor smoke.
No discussion about the history of science, technology and innovation policy in Africa is complete without mentioning Calestous Juma. Juma, Professor of International Development at Harvard University, passed away late last year after a long battle with cancer. Juma championed the use of technological innovation to tackle sustainable development challenges
Innovation has been resisted for centuries. From refrigeration to margarine, recorded music and, more recently, robotics and artificial intelligence, new technologies face opposition by people. In a newly released book, Professor Calestous Juma of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs chronicles the history of