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Biographical Notes

The editors

Osita M. Ogbu has a doctorate in economics from Howard University and was a research economist with the Africa Technical Department of the World Bank in Washington. He is a senior regional program officer with the International Development Research Centre, responsible for the Economic and Technology Policy Program for eastern and southern Africa.

Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka has a doctorate in technology policy and industrialization management from the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, and also has a background in chemical engineering. After working in the petroleum and steel industries in Nigeria, he joined the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER), where he is a senior research fellow.

Hasa Mfaume Mlawa has a doctorate in technology policy studies from the University of Sussex and is an associate professor in technology policy studies and director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Dar-es-Salaam. He has published his research on technology policy and industrial development in sub-Saharan Africa.

The contributing authors

Titus Adeboye has a doctorate in business administration from Harvard University and was a director at NISER, the coordinator of the West African Technology Policy Studies (WATPS) network, and a state commissioner for Agriculture and Education in Kwara State of Nigeria. He is now the coordinator of the African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS) network.

Oluwole Adeloye is a retired manager of Production Planning and Control at the Ajaokuta Steel Company and is now in private business.

Selina Adjebeng-Asem has a doctorate in sociology and was, until her death in 1993, the acting director of the Technology Planning and Development Unit, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife, Nigeria.

O.I. Aina has a doctorate in sociology and is a senior lecturer at the OAU in Ife, Nigeria. She has published extensively on women's and technology issues.

Babajide Alo has a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Ibadan and is an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Lagos. He was a member of WATPS and is on the steering committee of ATPS. Alo has published widely.

I.E.S. Amdi has a doctorate in political economy and is a professor of political economy and director of academic planning at the University of Abuja, Nigeria. Amdi was a member of WATPS.

Dejene Aredo has a doctorate in economics and is an associate professor at the Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He was a member of the East and Southern Africa Technology Policy Studies Network.

Akin O. Esubiyi has a doctorate in chemical engineering and worked as a process engineer for the Blue Circle Group in the United Kingdom. He subsequently joined NISER. He was active in WATPS and was chair of its Nigerian chapter.

D.N. Ezeh has a doctorate in science education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and is a senior lecturer in the Department of Science Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Peter Kaindaneh is a lecturer in economics at the Njala University, Sierra Leone, and was active in WATPS.

Charles Mapima has a masters of business administration from the University of Dar-es-Salaam and was head of the Statistics and Data Processing Department, National Examination Council of Tanzania. He works with Brithol Michcoma Co. Tanzania Ltd, and his areas of specialization include marketing management and information technology.

J.G.M. Massaquoi has a doctorate in chemical engineering and is an associate professor at the Fourah Bay College of the University of Sierra Leone. He is a program specialist for science and technology at Unesco–ROSTA in Nairobi.

Gilbert Mudenda has a doctorate in technology policy studies from the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, and he taught development studies at the University of Zambia before working on the Southern African Political Economy Series, in Harare, Zimbabwe (1984–86). He is now an independent consultant based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Mohammed Mwamadzingo is a lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nairobi, Kenya. When he wrote the paper in this volume he was completing his doctorate in technology policy studies at the Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex.

Catherine Ngahu is a PhD candidate at the University of Nairobi. She was a business research fellow at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, and is now a lecturer in the Faculty of Commerce at the University of Nairobi.

Wilhelmina Oduol is a PhD candidate at the University of Nairobi and a research fellow at the Institute of African Studies, University of Nairobi.

Ernest C. Okoli has a doctorate in arts education from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and is a lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Kweku Okoso-Amaa has a doctorate in management and taught at several universities in Ghana. He is an associate professor of management and dean of the Faculty of Commerce and Management, University of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. He has published extensively on entrepreneurship and development.

Femi Olokesusi has a doctorate in environmental geography from the University of Ibadan. Having been a Fulbright scholar, he is currently a senior research fellow at NISER.

B.O. Oramah has a doctorate in agricultural eonomics from the University of Ife (now OAU), and he was a senior research economist with the Nigerian Export–Import Bank, Lagos. He is now the chief analyst with the African Export–Import Bank in Cairo.

Kweku Owusu-Baah is an agricultural economist and a lecturer at the University of Legon in Ghana.

Augustine J. Smith is a lecturer in mechanical engineering at Njala University, Sierra Leone.

Funmi Soetan is lecturer in economics at OAU, Ife. She was a member of WATPS.

Benson Zwizwai has a master of science degree in economics and is a senior research fellow at the Zimbabwe Institute of Development Studies, Harare, Zimbabwe. He has written on the problems of technology and development in Zimbabwe.