I write this blog as our project team embarks on a fifth year of work on women’s land tenure security (WOLTS) with pastoral communities in mining-affected areas of Mongolia and Tanzania. Just before Christmas 2019, we were in Mundarara village in northern Tanzania. Exceptionally heavy rains made getting around much more challenging than usual. Locals travelling on foot had to make wide detours to avoid getting bogged down in waterlogged grazing land, and it took everyone much longer to get to the village primary school for our long-planned training day.
Independent consultant working on land, natural resources and gender, with experience on key policy issues around land tenure reform, governance of tenure, large-scale land investments, gender equity in resource governance and management, women's land rights, and tenure in non-agricultural rural contexts including pastoralism and extractives. Leading Mokoro's Women's Land Tenure Security (WOLTS) Project since 2015. Country experience includes (field) Laos, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and (desk-based) Indonesia, Nepal and Myanmar. Past assignments include drafting of technical guidelines, and subsequent capacity building and training work, on gender and responsible governance of land tenure to support the implementation of the VGGTs; design of a gender and land project for Myanmar; field research on large land-based investments in agriculture in Laos and Tanzania; a mid-term evaluation of a pioneering women’s land rights and legal empowerment project in Mozambique; strategic advice on systematic land registration pilots in Nigeria; and extended work on land tenure regularisation, land disputes, and land use planning in Rwanda. Tweeting on @daleyliz
Interests: Land Tenure and Gender