Alda Salomao | Land Portal


Alda Salomão is an environmental lawyer, land specialist and social activist. From 2002 to 2015, she served as the General Director and senior legal advisor of the Mozambican NGO Centro Terra Viva (CTV), which focuses on environmental research and advocacy, with land governance as its core theme. Apart from providing strategic and technical leadership to CTV’s three programmatic areas, Alda also led CTV legal support to the Community-based Natural Resources Management Platform (2008-2010) and to the Community Land Initiative – iTC (2006-2012). From 2013 to 2015 she coordinated the Secretariat of the Civil Society Platform for Natural Resources and Extractive Industry, and since then she coordinates the Platform’s legal support to communities affected by investments projects in the country. Before establishing CTV in November 2002, she worked at the Legal Department of the Mozambique Ministry for Coordination of Environmental Affairs (1995-1997), and afterwards at the World Resources Institute, Institutions and Governance Program/Africa (2000-2002). In 2015 Alda provided technical guidance to the Mozambique 2015-2016 Land Governance Assessment (LGAF). Alda holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law and has completed and submitted a PhD thesis in Human Geography and Spatial Planning at the Utrecht University, with focus on Land Governance for Sustainable Development.

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