Announcement - Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, Belfer Center

Apply Now: Innovation for Economic Development

March 23, 2015

From Catching Up to Leapfrogging: The Role of Technological Innovation and Institutional Change in Promoting Prosperity

Innovation for Economic Development is an executive program designed to help leaders enhance global competitiveness, boost the economy, and preserve the environment. Led by renowned authors, leading researchers, and distinguished professors, the program examines strategies and measures for aligning technology and innovation trends with development policy objectives. The 2015 session will explore the critical role senior leaders play in the process of economic catchup and focuses on the prospects of technological leapfrogging.

This six-day program runs June 15–20 on the Harvard Kennedy School campus. Please apply by April 15 to ensure your place. Or contact with any questions.


Calestous Jumais Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Globalization Project. He also directs the Agricultural Innovation in Africa Project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Juma is a former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi. He has been elected to several scientific academies including the Royal Society of London, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. Juma is author of The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa (Oxford University Press, 2011).

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