Emmanuel Urey | Land Portal


Dr. Emanuel Urey – Dr. Urey is the Co-facilitator.  He is the Senior National Consultant for Landesa’s Land Rights for Sustainable Development Project in Liberia. Emmanuel holds a PhD in Environment and Resources (formerly Land Resources) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has over ten years’ experience in land tenure reforms in West Africa. He has been involved with land reforms in Liberia since 2010. His Master Thesis, which looked at customary land tenures in a transitional context played key roles in developing a new land rights policy and the Land Rights Bill that is currently before the Liberian Legislature. His current research focuses on the history and impacts of large-scale agriculture concessions on rural people in Liberia. He is the main protagonist in the award-winning documentary “The Land Beneath Our Feet”.



About Landesa

Landesa partners with governments and local organizations to ensure that the world’s poorest families have secure rights over the land they till. Founded as the Rural Development Institute, Landesa has helped more than 105 million poor families gain legal control over their land since 1967. When families have secure rights to land, they can invest in their land to sustainably increase their harvests and reap the benefits—improved nutrition, health, and education—for generations.


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