Dr. Harbans Singh Bhola is Professor Emeritus, Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., where from 1970 to 2002 he taught seminars on policy formulation, analysis, and evaluation relating to international education and education for development under globalization, and on postpositivist paradigms and methodologies of systems thinking, constructivist thinking, and dialectical thinking. He is a prolific researcher and writer, with as many as 350 publications to his credit; and almost all his published works are rooted in his personal experience in the world of practice. He has worked in forty developing countries, including all of Anglo-phone Africa, as a consultant in behalf of UNESCO, USAID, UNICEF, the German Foundation for International Development (DSE), SIDA, and the World Bank. His book Evaluating "Literacy for Development": Projects, Programs, and Campaigns (Unesco Institute of Education, 1989), originally published in English, has been translated into Arabic, French, Persian, and Spanish. Another book of his, World Trends and Issues in Adult Education (International Bureau of Education, 1990), has been published in five major languages, including Japanese.
Cati Coe is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey. She received her Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. She is working on a book entitled Transforming Knowledge, Representing Culture: Schooling and National Heritage in Ghana, a historical and ethnographic study on the politics of producing cultural heritage in Ghanaian schools. Her research interests include heritage revival, colonialism, pedagogy (in and out of schools), Christianity, and nationalism.
Antoine Eyebe is an economist who has worked as a research associate at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), regional office for Central and West Africa, Yaoundé, Cameroon. He is currently the focal point of the Central Africa Program for the Environment, in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Jennifer Hasty is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington. She received her Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from Duke University in 1999. She is currently completing a manuscript on the press and political culture in Ghana. Her research on media, nationalism, popular culture, and transnationalism is informed by her fieldwork experience as a journalist working for various news organizations in Accra. [End Page 143]
John C. Mccall is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University, at Carbondale. He is author of Dancing Histories: Heuristic Ethnographic with the Ohafia Igbo (Michigan University Press, 2000). He has published numerous articles on gender, history, and expressive culture in Africa. His current project includes a documentary on the Nigerian movie industry and a manuscript on the ethnography of video watching in Nigeria.
Ousseynou Ndoye is an economist and the regional coordinator of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) regional office for Central and West Africa, Yaoundé , Cameroon. His research interests include the causes of deforestation in Central Africa, forest policies, and the role of forest products in poverty alleviation and natural resource conservation.
Danielle Lema Ngono is a sociologist who works as a research assistant at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), regional office for Central and West Africa, Yaoundé , Cameroon. She is involved in the Forest and People Program, and her research interests include the contribution of gender to the management of forests and natural resources.
Manuel Ruiz Pérez is Associate Professor of Natural Resources at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain, and an associate researcher at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. His research interests include the contribution of forests to conservation and sustainable development, and their potential to generate income for local populations. [End Page 144]