The vision of the Land Portal Foundation is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.
Romy leads the development of Land Portal's Country and Thematic portfolios, as well as the curation and ingestion of land-related publications and statistical datasets.
She is a communications specialist and policy advisor/project manager with 19 years of experience. She has worked previously with Embrapa (Brazil), CIFOR, FAO, GIZ, amongst other organizations on topics such as community forest management, payments for environmental services and agriculture & food security policy.
For the last 8 years her work has focused on land governance while as a project manager. In 2015 she supported the Global Donor Working Group on Land to advocate and secure SDG indicator 1.4.2 on land tenure security.
Romy holds a BA in Journalism from the Federal University of Pará, Brazil, and an MSc in Environmental Governance from the University of Freiburg, Germany.