Papa Sow

Papa Sow (Senegal) is a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany. He received his PhD in Geography from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. He was granted a Marie Curie Fellowship to research polygamous marriages in Europe in 2009–2011. His research involves socio-economic, environmental, climatic and demographic changes between Africa and Europe.

Shrikrishna Upadhyay

Shrikrishna Upadhyay (Nepal) is the Executive Chairman of SAPPROS Nepal. His most notable books are Pro-Poor Growth and Governance in South Asia–Decentralization and Participatory Development, and Economic Democracy through Pro-Poor Growth, winner of Right Livelihood Award, 2010. http://www.sappros.org.np.

Eva Friman

Eva Friman (Sweden) is researcher and program director at Cemus at Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development at Uppsala University. She is an intellectual historian and ecological economist, with a research interest in history and theories of science, and interdisciplinary sustainability studies.

Gloria L. Gallardo Fernández

Gloria L. Gallardo Fernández (Chile/Sweden) is associate professor in sociology working at Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, Uppsala University, Sweden. Her research is on common land property and common sea tenure in artisanal fisheries.

Mayra Lafoz Bertussi

Mayra Lafoz Bertussi (Brazil) is an anthropologist associated with the unit of Anthropology and Citizenship (Núcleo de Antropologia e Cidadania, NACi) of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and researcher in the project, New Social Mapping of Brazil. She works on issues like collective identity, territoriality and common use of resources.

Neal Gorenflo

Neal Gorenflo (USA) is the Co-Founder and publisher of Shareable magazine, a nonprofit online magazine about sharing. As a former market researcher, stock analyst, and Fortune 500 strategist, Neal left the corporate world in 2004 to help people share through Internet startups, grassroots organizing and a circle of friends committed to the common good.

Takayoshi Kusago

Takayoshi Kusago (Japan) is Professor in Social System Design, Faculty of Sociology at Kansai University. He engages in research on people-initiated creative community development, theory and practice. http://www2.ipcku.kansai-u.ac.jp/~tkusago/en/en_top.html.

Gerd Wessling

Gerd Wessling (Germany) is a physicist with long-term connections to places like Auroville (India), Schumacher College (UK) and Totnes (UK). He is Co-Founder of Transition Town Bielefeld and of Transition Netzwerk D/A/CH (Germany/Austria/ Switzerland). As a certified Transition Trainer he is leading Europe wide Transition workshops. He facilitates courses at Schumacher College. http://www.transition-initiativen.de.

Sabine Lutz

Sabine Lutz (Netherlands) is developing regional and interregional innovation projects at the crossroads of spatial planning, landscape and social development, amongst which is the EU cooperation project, Shared Space. She is the author of several Shared Space books and articles, all available at http://stichtingommelanden.nl.

Thomas H. Greco, Jr.

Thomas H. Greco (USA) is a writer, networker, consultant and activist. A former engineer, entrepreneur and tenured college professor, he is widely regarded as a leading authority on cashless exchange systems, community currencies, and community economic development. His latest book is The End of Money and the Future of Civilization (2009). http://beyondmoney.net.

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