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[liberationtech] Fwd: Science, Engineering, and Economic Growth in Africa: Public Lecture, National Academy of Sciences, January 9, 2009

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Mon Jan 5 20:05:32 PST 2009


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http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/publication/18714/science_engineering_and_economic_growth_in_africa.html
*<http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/publication/18714/science_engineering_and_economic_growth_in_africa.html>

*Science, Engineering, and Economic Growth in Africa: Development
Cooperation Challenges and Opportunities* Public Lecture and Discussion by
Professor Calestous Juma at the National Academy of Sciences on January 9,
2009

Announcement

*December 6, 2008*

*Related: **Calestous
Juma*<http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/experts/231/calestous_juma.html?back_url=%2Fpublication%2F18714%2Fscience_engineering_and_economic_growth_in_africa.html&back_text=Back%20to%20publication>,
Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science,
Technology, and Globalization Project

*Belfer Center Programs or Projects*: Science, Technology, and
Globalization<http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/39/science_technology_and_globalization.html>;
Science, Technology, and Public
Policy<http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/project/44/science_technology_and_public_policy.html>



The lecture will explore the role that emerging technologies can play in
fostering economic growth and improving human welfare in Africa. It will
re-examine opportunities for development cooperation between the United
States and Africa in light of the current global food and financial and
crises. It will draw on experiences on the linkages between economic growth
and technological innovation in fields such as agriculture, health, energy,
education, and environmental management.

*Special Guest:
Koji Omi
Founder and Chairman, Science and Technology in Society
forum<http://www.stsforum.org/>,
Tokyo, Japan*


*Friday, January 9, 2009 *
9:00am – 10:30am
The Lecture Room, National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. (entrance on C Street)
(No prior registration required)

Those who cannot attend may listen to a live audio webcast of the event and
submit questions using an e-mail form at
http://national-academies.org.<http://national-academies.org/>

Co-sponsored by:
The National Academies <http://www.nationalacademies.org/>, Washington, D.C.

Africa Growth Initiative<http://www.brookings.edu/projects/africa-growth.aspx>,
Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Center for International Science, Technology, and Public
Policy<http://www.gwu.edu/%7Ecistp/>
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Civilian Research and Development Foundation <http://www.crdf.org/>,
Washington, D.C.

International Development
Program<http://www.sais-jhu.edu/academics/functional-studies/international-development/index.htm>
Paul Nitze School for Advanced International Study, Johns Hopkins University

Science, Technology, and Globalization
Project<http://www.belfercenter.org/global/>,
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
Program<http://ksgexecprogram.harvard.edu/Programs/sti/overview.aspx>,
Harvard Kennedy School

Science, Technology and Peacebuilding
Program<http://www.usip.org/science_technology/index.html>,
United States Institute of Peace

Science and Technology in Society *forum* <http://www.stsforum.org/>, Tokyo,
Japan

*Related Event*:

TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN TIMES OF CRISIS:
Challenges and Opportunities for International Cooperation — A lecture by
Professor Calestous Juma, Friday, January 16, 2009, 12:30–1:30pm, at the
University of Toronto, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle,
Room 2172

More> <http://www.mrcglobal.org/Conferences>

*Resources*:
Learn to Earn<http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v456/n1s/full/twas08.15a.html>

Engineering Change<http://www.raeng.org.uk/international/pdf/Engineering_Change.pdf>

New Invisible College<http://www.brookings.edu/press/Books/2007/newinvisiblecollege.aspx>

Science and Innovation in
Africa<http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID=104&year=2006&vol=2&issue=3/4>

Group on Science and Innovation Policy
(GOSIP)<http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/InnovationPolicy/>




For more information about this publication please contact the STPP Program
Coordinator<http://belfercenter.ksg.harvard.edu/contact/4/stpp_program_coordinator.html>at
617-496-1981.

*For Academic Citation:*
Juma, Calestous. "Science, Engineering, and Economic Growth in Africa:
Development Cooperation Challenges and Opportunities." Public Lecture and
Discussion by Professor Calestous Juma at the National Academy of Sciences
on January 9, 2009., December 6, 2008.
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