Calestous Juma on scientific cooperation

Science Meets Farming in Africa
Science
December 9, 2011
Commentary by: Calestous Juma, director of the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; principal investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa; member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Scientific cooperation

“The role of science, technology, and engineering in solving Africa’s most challenging economic problems—from telecommunications to agriculture to infectious diseases—is no longer in question. However, some leading international organizations undermine the role of innovation in development. The time has come for the scientific community to advance a new generation of international organizations that expressly promote scientific cooperation—agencies that can help foster technological cooperation for Africa’s economic transformation.”

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