We are saddened to hear of the death of Prof Calestous Juma at the age of 64. Prof Juma had a huge influence on scholarship and public debate about science and innovation worldwide.
Among his many achievements was the founding of the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) in 1995, a pioneering development research thinktank. He was an alumnus of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and continued to engage with SPRU much later – including participating in discussions around the STEPS Centre’s ‘Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto’ project in 2009.
He will be much missed as an excellent communicator, mentor and passionate advocate for the application of science, technology and innovation in sustainable development.