Over the last 8 years Laura has been responsible for the overall management, implementation and expansion of the Land Portal while contributing to the process that has seen the Land Portal evolving from a project into an independent organization: the Land Portal Foundation. She leads the team who contributed to transforming the Land Portal from a simple provider of information services into one of the leading global Open Data initiatives that promotes sector standards and data infrastucture. This in turn contributes to transparency and the democratization of the global land data and information ecosystem.
Laura holds a master’s degree in communications science and a master’s degree in economics for development. She has been working in the land sector for 14 years. Prior to coming to the Land Portal Foundation she has been collaborating with UN agencies and civil society organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Land Coalition at IFAD and ActionAid, specializing in information knowledge management for land rights.