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1. ODDSEN, Sigrid Anna

Institution: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Position: Senior Executive Officer
Address: P.O. Box 8114 Dep, 0032 OSLO
E-mail: sio@mfa.no
Telephone: 22 24 35 75
Fax: 22 24 38 43
Working languages: Norwegian and English
Country experience: Bangladesh
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications :

M.phil thesis (hovedfagsoppgave) in history 1999. Title: Putting an NGO in its context : a study of BRAC and gender-focused development strategies in Bangladesh 1972-1995


Institution: University College of Borås, Department of Education and Behavioural Sciences
Position: Doctoral candidate
Address: Allégatan 1, SE-50190 Borås, Sweden
E-mail: ylva.odenbring@hb.se
Telephone: +46 334354244
Fax: +46 334354409
Working languages: Swedish and English
Country experience:
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications: I started as a doctoral candidate in 2005 in Borås and Gothenbrug.

3. OKUMA (NYSTRÖM), Michiyo Kiwako

Institution: Institute of International Education
Position: Ph.D. researcher
Address: Stockholm University, SE-106 91 - Stockholm Sweden
E-mail: michiyo.kiwako.okuma@interped.su.se
Telephone: +46 8 161547
Fax: +46 8 153133
Working languages: English
Country experience: The Gambia
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):
  • Project title: "Changing Societies, State Policies, and Parents’ Educational Strategies: Cases from Rural Gambia"
  • Okuma-Nyström, M. K. (2003). God Turns the Chapter and Everything Changes: Children’s Socialization in Two Gambian Villages. Stockholm: Institute of International Education, Stockholm University
  • Okuma-Nyström, M. K. (2003). Changing Society and Education: Cases from Gambian Villages. Paper presented in the Doctoral Candidate Workshop, Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) annual conference in New Orleans, March 12-16, 2003.
  • Daun, H., Okuma-Nyström, M. K., & Sane, A. (2003). Islamic, Secular or Both: The Struggle over Education in West Africa. Paper presented in the panel under the theme “Educational Strategies in a Changing World—Muslim Parents in the South and the North”, CIES annual conference in New Orleans, March 12-16, 2003.
  • Okuma, M. K. (2002). Education: Adaptation to and Effects from the Changing Society—Cases from Village J and Village N, The Gambia. Report to the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

4. OLSEN, Frances

Institution: University of California at Los Angeles (at present Fosen Folkehøgskole
Position: Professor of Law (at present elev)
Address: Box 951476, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476, USA (at present, Fosen Foghøjskole, 7100 Rissa)
E-mail: olsen@law.ucla.edu
Homepage:  www.law.ucla.edu
Telephone: 310-825-6083 (at present +47 47284116)
Fax: 310-206-6389
Working languages: English, Danish, Norwegian, Germani
Country experience: I taught the first class in the first Master of Laws (LL.M.)program at Addis Ababa Univerity (AAU) and continue my involvement with the program on many levels. I am also working on a cooperative arrangement for LL.M. degree recipients from AAU to be admitted to the Doctor of Law program at Cape Town University
Projects: East African graduate law programs LL.M., S.J.D., Ph.D., Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda I studied the graduate law programs in East Africa during the summer of 2002 as part of my work starting the LL.M. program at Addis Ababa University.

5. OLSON, Jennifer

Institution: University of Oslo
Position: Student
Address: Olav M. Troviks vei 30 H0513
E-mail: jennifeo@student.uv.uio.no
Working languages: English
Country experience: Working and living in Togo, studying in Tanzania and South Africa

6. OLUWAJUWON, Simeon Alabi

Institution: UNILAG
Position Secretary
Address: 19 oyewole street,off,alakarabus stop, olodi apapa ajegunle Lagos-Nigeria
E-mail: sirnets@yahoo.co.uk
Telephone: 234-8023457288
Working languages: English
Country experience: Nigeria, Togo, Ghana,Malaysia,Singapore,Japan,Germany
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):

7. ONSTAD, Torgeir

Institution: University of Oslo, Department of Teacher Education and School Development
Address: P.O.Box 1099 Blindern, 0317 Oslo, Norway
E-mail: torgeir.onstad@ils.uio.no
Homepage: http://www.ils.uio.no/
Telephone: +47 22 85 40 49
Fax: +47 22 85 44 09
Working languages: Norwegian, English, Kiswahili
Country experience: Norway, Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, Palestine
Completed research projects/evaluations/publications (max. the 5 most important):
  • Tanzania Development Research Group (1994). Review of Norwegian Assistance to Secondary Education on Mainland Tanzania. Dar es Salaam.  
  • T. Onstad, C.D. Kasanda and H.M Kapenda (2003). Ethnomathematics: A Link between an Abstract Scool Subject, Local Culture and Everyday Experience. In B. Chilisa, L. Mafela and J. Preece (eds.) Educational Research for Sustainable Development. Gaborone: Lentswe La Lesedi.
  • T. Onstad (2006). Is the mathematics we see, the mathematics they do? Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Ethnomathematics, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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