This session addressed the fact that the rights implications and the social and economic consequences of current climate change and biodiversity strategies in the context of the Rio Conventions for millions of people are not sufficiently acknowledged, researched, and addressed.
Currently working as Sector Specialist Land Rights for ZOA within our Peacebuilding sector. Engaged in project development and support, focusing on integrated approaches to land rights challenges in post-conflict and post-disaster settings. Combining conflict resolution, sustainable forms of land governance, climate smart agriculture and livelihoods work. Supporting projects in Burundi, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and others. Also representing the organization in international land rights networks and acting as an internal and external knowledge hub.
Doctorate (DPhil) at the Freie Universität Berlin in July 2016. Working on policy analysis and -development, related in particular to land rights as well as more generally development issues.
My doctoral thesis focuses on the Determinants, Consequences and Perspectives of Land Reform Politics in Newly Industrializing Countries looking specifically at the cases of India and South Africa.