“Rebooting development: Innovation policy in the age of technological abundance” was the title of the 13th Marie Jahoda Annual Lecture.

It was hosted by SPRU on 7 October 2009.

Calestous’ deep knowledge is obvious, as well as his passion for the role of technology and innovation in Africa.

From the flier: “Developing countries are increasingly recognizing the role of technological innovation in fostering economic growth, enhancing global competitiveness and protecting the environment. This lecture explores the implications of exponential growth in scientific and technological knowledge for economic development policy and international cooperation. It emphasizes the role of scientific advice to heads of state and government, with particular reference to Africa.”

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