Dr. Ben R. Ole Koissaba holds a Ph.D. in International Family and Community Studies from Clemson University, South Carolina, USA, a Post-Doctorate in Advanced Rehabilitation Research from Langston University, Oklahoma, an MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington, USA, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Theology and Development from the Oxford Center for Mission Studies of the University of Leeds, UK. Dr. Koissaba is a Certified Development Project Manager and a holder of several professional certifications including Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Project Information Management Systems, Project Design Monitoring & Evaluation, Financing for Development, Advocacy and Human Rights, among others.Dr. Koissaba has extensive experience working for Non-Profits and government agencies in Africa and the United States as well as international institutions like USAID, AusAid, UNDP, DFID, the World Bank, and the European Union. Dr. Koissaba has contributed immensely to the work of global Indigenous Peoples through advocacy work and representation at global forums including the United Nations where he was the global co-chair for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Popples’ during the 2009 session. Dr. Koissaba’s broad research interests are in indigenous societies of Sub-Saharan Africa, globalization, environmentalism and development, social justice, and human rights. Nevertheless, within these foci, is a strong work, consultancy, and research experience in community-engaged research in community development as it pertains to the challenges facing the minorities and/or underrepresented indigenous peoples in other parts of the world. Thus, he has researched, published, advocated for, and made many conference presentations on the land, ecological, and development challenges of the Maasai community of Kenya and other minority groups.