Ms Nora Bowier is the Coordinator (Executive Director) at Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) based in Duarzon, Liberia. SDI works to transform decision-making processes of natural resource management so the benefits are shared equally. Nora oversees the implementation of three programmes namely; community land protection, community rights and corporate governance as well as forest governance. In 2013 and 2014 Nora organised and oversaw nine civil society consultations with rural communities on the draft Land Rights Act. She worked closely with land activists and human rights defenders, educating over 580 participants about the policy itself and gathered community views and counter recommendations to protect the pro community provisions in the Act.