EQUIPPING AFRICAN LEADERS
WITH STI POLICY SKILLS
Training African leaders at the community, municipal, and national levels in STI policy for the purpose of application to sustainable development goals.
ELEVATING AFRICAN STI
AND LINKING TO DEVELOPMENT
Elevating and endorsing the excellent work of Africans in STI and helping to create linkages to sustainable development.
STEWARDING CJ’S LEGACY
Ensuring that Prof Calestous Juma’s original thought work is preserved and utilized to advance African STI for sustainable development.
The Foundation’s projects and initiatives will be grounded in and guided by the following principles reflecting Prof. Juma’s vision, values, and virtues:
Experimentation and learning—Seeding and building a belief in local learning and action and supporting collective learning by youth and women to collectively solve local problems, with the goal of building interdependence and preventing over-dependence.
Leveraging local content or inputs—Using local knowledge, infrastructure, and other local resources, such as young people’s energy.
Adding value to existing initiatives—Building on promising existing local community efforts rather than duplicating and/or crowding out local initiatives.
Clearly articulating vision and resource limitations—Managing expectations by clearly articulating and emphasizing: humility and simplicity, building human capabilities to be interdependent, and working toward the long-term public good rather than individual monetary gain.
Building local capacity and momentum—Aiming to build local capacity to carry the work forward, in a manner that is responsive to changes in context and to continuous learning from the Foundation’s other projects and initiatives.
Maintaining the Foundation’s initiatives as non-governmental, not-for-profit and not political.