Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 10am – 12noon

UK 2020 is delighted to host Professor Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School for a private roundtable event to discuss “Feeding Africa.” This event will be an opportunity to discuss agriculture, trade, and energy policy in Africa and the role that the UK and the EU have in boosting or retarding progress.


  • Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Chairman, UK 2020
  • Professor Calestous Juma, Harvard Kennedy School


  • Chris Bullivant, Executive Director, UK 2020


  • Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 10am – 12 noon, Pastries, tea and coffee to start, followed by sandwiches
  • 55 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QL


Attendance is by invitation only. To find out more please contact info@uk2020.org.uk 

Media inquiries to beatrice@mippr.co.uk


Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP

portrait_190Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP has been the Member of Parliament for North Shropshire since 1997. Owen was Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2012 – 2014), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2010 – 2012), Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2007 – 2010), Shadow Minister for Transport (2006 – 2007), Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2003 – 2005), PPS to the Leader of the Opposition (2001 – 2003), and Opposition Whip (2000 – 2001).As a backbencher he sat on the Agriculture, European Scrutiny, and Welsh Affairs Select Committees.

Owen read History at the University of Cambridge, attended the National Leathers College, and spent twenty years in the leather industry before entering Parliament.



cjumaCalestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School
Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Faculty Chair of the Mason Fellows Program. He also directs the Center’s Agricultural Innovation Policy in Africa Project and Health Innovation Policy in Africa projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He serves as Faculty Chair of the Edward S. Mason Fellows Program as well as Faculty Chair of the “Innovation for Economic Development” and “Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Africa” executive programs. Juma is a former Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies in Nairobi. He co-chaired the African Union’s High-Level Panel on Science, Technology and Innovation and was on the jury member of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. He has been elected to several scientific academies including the Royal Society of London, the US National Academy of Sciences, the World Academy of Sciences, the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the African Academy of Sciences.

He has won several international awards for his work on sustainable development. He holds a doctorate in science and technology policy studies and has written widely on science, technology, and environment. Juma serves on the boards of several international bodies including the Aga Khan University and the Pan-African University. He is editor of the International Journal of Technology and Globalisation and theInternational Journal of Biotechnology. His next book, Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2016. His current book projects cover regional integration in Africa and innovation for economic development.