Fireside Chat: The Living Legacy of Prof Calestous Juma

Dec 9, 2022, 2:00 – 4:30 PM

Welcome to Prof. Calestous Juma's Living Legacy Fireside Chat: This will highlight his legacy and the people he left behind that he taught, mentored, and influenced in science, technology, and innovation for Africa's development. Get your ticket.



About this event

Prof. Calestous Juma's Living Legacy Fireside Chat: People he left behind that he taught, mentored, and influenced in science, technology, and innovation for Africa's development.

Angela P. Christiana, Executive Director, Calestous Juma Legacy Foundation 

Angela P. Christiana is the inaugural Executive Director for the Calestous Juma Legacy Foundation and has served on the Advisory Council of the Foundation since 2019. She is also a leader in Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, an organization at the forefront of gun violence prevention advocacy in the United States today. Angela was formerly the Director of Operations at the African Food and Peace Foundation (AFPF), a U.S.-based charitable organization providing funding and strategic resources to innovative rural development projects in Uganda. It was during her time at AFPF that she came to know Calestous Juma through his generous mentorship of the AFPF team. Angela holds a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from Florida State University, a BA in Music, and a BSc in Cognitive Science from Northwestern University. She is currently working towards her Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School.


  • Introduction and Context setting (AT Team)
  • Welcome remarks from former Prof. Juma students: Martin Mbaya MIT 2000 / HKS 2008 / ACTS and Jacqueline Mwangi HLS (Doctoral Candidate) / CJLF
  • Conversation with CJLF Executive Director: Angela Christiana
  • Q&A 

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  • Angela P. Christiana

    Calestous Juma Legacy Foundation

    Executive Director


  • Teddy Warria

    Africas Talking

    African Entrepreneur


  • Bennett Benedict

    University of Dar Es Salaam

    Tanzania, Community Lead,

  • Veronica Michael

    Tanzania, Community Lead

  • Jessica Randall

    University of the Western Cape

    South Africa Community Lead

  • Josphat Mwangi

    Kenya Community Lead

  • Sheriffo Jarju

    Community Lead Gambia

  • Isophel Natwijuka

    Uganda Community Lead

  • Sanusi Abdulkadir

    Nigeria Kaduna Community Lead

  • Avuzwa Ntshongwana

    South Africa Community Co-Lead

  • Josh Venceslas

    Altech Group

    Co-Lead: Rwanda Community

  • David Okwii


    Africa's Talking Community UG Co-Lead

  • Cynthia Moraa

    WIT Kenya Co-Lead

  • Michael Adedayo

    Africa's Talking

    Community Lead Lagos

  • Alexander Ikeh

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Aaron Ujah

    Community Co-Lead Abuja

  • Nnamdi Azubuike

    Community Co-Lead Lagos

  • Roland Ganafa

    Africa'sTalking Uganda

    Co-Founder & Director


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