In memory of Calestous Juma
By- Dr. Saleemul Huq
Calestous Juma was an outstanding Kenyan, African and Global scientist and intellectual. His passing away leaves a major hole in our world. He and I started our intellectual journeys in different continents, he in Kenya in Africa and I in Bangladesh in Asia, at around the same time, but with remarkable commonness of purpose. He set up the African Centre for Technology and Studies (ACTS) based in Nairobi and I set up the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) based in Dhaka around the same time in the mid eighties. We only first met each other a few years later but immediately found that we were kindred souls and we have been close friends ever since, despite meeting only infrequently.
I pray to the almighty to grant eternal peace to his departed soul and patience and strength to his family and close friends .
I am sharing an article on both of us by Ehsan Mahmood published in Nature many years ago : http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080102/full/451008a.html