SIDSEL SAUGESTAD is Professor Emerita in social anthropology, at the University of Tromsø. She has been teaching, researching and publishing on development issues, human rights and indigenous rights, and followed the emergence of indigenous organizations in Botswana/Southern Africa from early 1990s. She was for two years advisor on the Remote area Development programme in Botswana, sponsored by the Norwegian Development agency (NORAD) and has later coordinated a collaborative research programme between Botswana and Norway on San research and capacity building. Currently external adviser to the San Research Centre at the University of Botswana. She has published the book The Inconvenient Indigenous, Remote Area Development, Donor Assistance and the First People of the Kalahari (Uppsala 2001) and several articles on indigenous peoples in Africa.