The land sector is increasingly being cited as a corruption hub. Many countries across the globe are grappling with land-related corruption that dates to the colonial years and which have metamorphosed into historical injustices and continue to be a source of conflict and violation of basic human rights. Cases of land grabbing, compensation-less expropriation, gender-based discrimination in accessing and ownership of land and related resources, illegal mining deals, bribing to access land administration services among others are not new in the lands sector.
Clinton Omusula currently serves as a UN Volunteer in the capacity of Land Data and Knowledge Management Specialist.
He supports and contributes to the work of the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII)- a global multi-stakeholder platform for coordination, convening and development of globally comparable land indicators and methodologies for monitoring land governance issues, impact measurement and reporting. GLII is hosted and facilitated by the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) at UN-Habitat and provides technical and coordination support to land and data communities responsible for monitoring land governance issues in the context of SDGs and beyond.
He mainly contributes to GLII’S land data initiatives to facilitate country-level data collection and reporting on SDG land indicators for evidence-based decision making on land governance issues globally.
Clinton holds a dual BSc. Degree in Economics and Statistics from Egerton University in Kenya and additional training in statistical data analysis.
He is passionate about monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other development-aligned frameworks, socio-economics research and statistical data analysis.
Prior to joining the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII), he worked at the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) in demographic and socio-economics research portfolios respectively.