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, agriculture, liveilhoods, and gender, including key policy issues around land tenure reform, governance of tenure, large-scale land and agricultural investments, and women's land rights. Field, policy and technical experience in Laos, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. Currently leading Mokoro's Women's Land Tenure Security (WOLTS) Project. Recent past assignments include capacity building and training work on gender and responsible governance of land tenure to support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security; 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; research on pastoral women's land rights in Tanzania; and global policy work on women and family farming. Tweeting on @daleyliz
Interests: Land Tenure and Gender