Kobena T. Hanson is currently founder/CEO of Strategic Outlooks, a research consultancy and advisory firm in Ghana; and Principal at Causal Links, Washington, DC, USA. He is an international development practitioner with over 20 years’ experience in initiating and managing large-scale development research and capacity-building initiatives, most recently (2010-2014) as Head of Knowledge and Learning at the African Capacity Building Foundation, Zimbabwe. He has conducted research in several African countries on development policy, capacity building, knowledge management and livelihood issues. Prior to joining ACBF, Dr. Hanson was a Knowledge Management Coordinator at Futures Group. And earlier, Assistant Professor of Geography and Planning at West Virginia University, USA. He has authored a number of books, journal articles, book chapters, and policy reports on urban livelihood strategies, natural resource management, social networking, and public policy in Africa. His most recent publication, Managing Africa’s Natural Resources: Capacities for Development (co-edited with C. D’Alessandro and F. Owusu), is by Palgrave.