Rick de Satgé (Country Research & Engagement Consultant)
Cape Town, South Africa
Rick was born in Zimbabwe and lives in Cape Town. Rick has over 40 years of experience in the land sector working in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. He is a former Director of Research and Collaborative Learning with Phuhlisani NPC, a leading South African land NGO, to which he remains affiliated as a Senior Research Associate. He currently curates www.knowledgebase.land providing news and research links on land issues. He holds a PhD from the University of Cape Town.
Daniel Hayward (Country Research & Engagement Consultant)
Daniel Hayward works as an international development researcher, focused on land relations, agricultural value chains, gender, and migration. As well as working for Land Portal, Daniel is the project coordinator of the Mekong Land Research Forum at Chiang Mai University, and consultant for a variety of local and international NGOs and research institutes. He is from the UK, and presently moves between the Netherlands and Thailand.
Anne Hennings (Country Research & Engagement Consultant)
Germany, South Africa, Sierra Leone
Anne Hennings has worked on land and resource related issues for over 10 years and holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies. She conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Sierra Leone, Cambodia, and Ethiopia with emphasis on contested land deals, community mobilization, gender and post-conflict dynamics. In addition to working for the Land Portal, Anne is a postdoc research fellow at the Peace Academy Rhineland-Palatinate and speaker of the working group “Nature, Resources, Conflicts”. Anne is from Germany, and presently commutes between Europe, South Africa and Sierra Leone.
Nieves Zúñiga (Country Research & Engagement Consultant)
Nieves Zúñiga is Land Portal's Country Research and Engagement Consultant for Latin America. She has more than 15 years of experience as a qualitative researcher on governance and has fieldwork experience in Latin America and Africa. In the last years she has worked on anti-corruption, including land corruption, for Transparency International Secretariat and during her post-doc at the University of Nottingham. She received her MA and PhD in Political Science form the University of Essex, in the UK. Previously she worked on democracy and indigenous demands for the Peace Research Center in Madrid. Nieves has a background in journalism. Currently she works as a consultant for a variety of organizations and institutions. She is originally from Spain and she lives in Berlin.
Salah Abukashawa (Country Research & Engagement Consultant)
Salah is experienced in policy and strategy, governance, community – investor relationships, and informal settlement in the land sector. He worked in Sudan, Kenya, South Sudan, and Arab region. He led the GLTN land assessment for peaceful coexistence in Darfur, and contributed with DFID as an expert in studying the urban land nexus in African cities. He is editor-in-chief of the Quality Magazine. He is a consultant to assess the capacity of the Arab land professionals. Salah was born in Kalogy, Sudan. He holds a Master in Geoinformatics, and MA in international relations.
Amanda Martinez (Local Content Associate)
Amanda is a PhD Candidate in Urban Development at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. Her areas of research are based on urban socio-spatial segregation, gender and urban planning, land rights and decolonial studies related to space production in Latin America.
Sandra Apaza Lanyi (Local Content Associate)
Sandra is a communications specialist with focus on land and human rights. She is responsible for communications and knowledge management for International Land Coalition Latin America and the Carribean (LAC) and has worked with various public institutions, CSOs and research centers. She holds MA degrees in Socio-Cultural Analysis of Knowledge and Communication, and in Democratization and Development. Originally from Peru with current residence in Spain, she speaks Spanish and English.
Vittoria Ruggiero (Content Associate)
Vittoria works as programme officer at the Italian Red Cross, specialized in organizational development and volunteers engagement. She previously worked in Colombia as coordinator of rural development projects in the Nariño and Cauca department, focusing on sustainable agricultural practices, environmental conservation, youth and community engagement. Vittoria started working as intern for the Land Portal in 2014. She holds MA degrees in European and International Studies and Global Governance. Vittoria is Italian and she is now living in Rome. She speaks Italian, English, Spanish and French.