Dessalegn Rahmato Ethiopia

As a frontier-transcending pioneer, sociologist Dessalegn Rahmato succeeds in combining the various aspects of development theory and practice. He is the founding Director of the Forum for Social Studies in Addis Abeba (1998), an institute for research and development strategy. Rahmato shows backbone in a country in crisis and is always finding openings for a broadly-based debate on development and social change.