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close this bookAfrica's Valuable Assets - A Reader in Natural Resource Management (WRI, 1998, 464 pages)
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Open this folder and view contents1. Africa's Wealth, Woes, Worth
Open this folder and view contents2. Institutionalizing Environmental Management in Africa
Open this folder and view contents3. Building Capacity for Sustainable Management of Natural Forests in East Africa
Open this folder and view contents4. Participation, Civil Society, and Foreign Assistance to Africa
Open this folder and view contents5. Participatory Policy-making and the Role of Local Non-governmental Organizations
Open this folder and view contents6. Global Environmental Agreements and African National Priorities
Open this folder and view contents7. Adapting to Climate Change in the Context of National Economic Planning and Development
Open this folder and view contents8. African Development that Works
Open this folder and view contents9. Gender, Sustainable Development, and Improved Resource Management in Africa
Open this folder and view contents10. State and Community Conflicts in Natural Resource Management in Kenya
Open this folder and view contents11. Links Between Environment and Agriculture in Africa
Open this folder and view contents12. Nontraditional Agricultural Exports in Africa: Rewards, Risks, and Opportunities for Change
Open this folder and view contents13. Environmental Information Systems
Open this folder and view contents14. Africa and the Internet: Superhighway Checkpoints
Open this folder and view contents15. Africa Data Sampler: Spatial Data for Policy-Makers
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About the authors

Okyeame Ampadu-Agyei is Country Director of Conservation International in Ghana. He was for many years a Deputy Director for Ghana's EPC, then Environmental Protection Agency.

Jake Brunner is a Senior Associate with WRI's Information Program, with a special focus on Francophone Africa.

Lauretta Burke is a Senior Associate with WRI's NRIM program.

Ian Burton, writing as a consultant to a WRI project in Uganda, is a Senior Associate of the Environmental Adaptation Research Group, Environment Canada.

Jeffrey Cochrane is an institutional economist and senior analyst for USAID's AfricaLink initiative.

Clement Dorm-Adzobu, was a WRI Senior Associate and is now an independent consultant in Ghana. He was for several years the Director of Programmes for Ghana's Environmental Protection Council.

Thomas Fox is Assistant Administrator for AID'S Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination. He was Vice President of WRI and Director of its Center for International Development and Environment and has long experience in Africa.

Jennifer Green, now an independent consultant, was an Associate with WRI working on African issues, and a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon.

Norbert Henninger is a Senior Associate with WRI's Information Program.

Allison Herrick, the former Chair of the WRI-AID sponsored Policy Consultative Group (PCG) is now retired after a distinguished career with USAID in Africa, including several posts as Mission Director.

Allan Hoben, writing as a member of the PCG, is a Professor of Anthropology and Fellow of the African Studies Center at Boston University.

Ole Kamuaro is a founder of the Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition, a Kenyan organization to promote community participation in regional biodiversity issues. He wrote his chapter while a Fellow at WRI.

Adolfo Mascarenhas is an independent Tanzanian consultant. He was for several years Director of the Institute for Resource Assessment at the University of Dar es Salaam.

Tanvi Nagpal, now a consultant at the World Bank, was an Associate at WRI, with a particular focus on Africa and its long-term prospects.

Ndey-Isatou Njie, currently Chair of the PCG and a regular consultant to the IUCN, was Director of The Gambia's National Environment Agency.

Pauline Peters, a PCG member, is a social anthropologist at the Harvard Institute for International Development.

Thomas Reardon, also a member of the PCG, is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University, with particular expertise in African agricultural issues.

Dianne Rocheleau, a member of the PCG, is a Professor of Anthropology at Clark University.

Asif Shaikh, President of the International Resources Group, is a member of the PCG.

Lori Ann Thrupp has been a Senior Associate and Director of WRI's Center's Sustainable Agriculture program since 1990.

Peter Veit is Regional Director for Africa for WRI's Institutions and Governance Program. He has lived in Africa and worked on African environmental matters for more than 20 years.

Paula Williams is an independent consultant with particular expertise and experience in Africa. She wrote this article as an outgrowth of WRI-sponsored projects in Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda.

Deanna Madvin Wolfire was an Associate at WRI, specializing in environmental issues in Africa. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa.