Dr. Emanuel Urey – Dr. Urey is the Co-facilitator. He is the Senior National Consultant for Landesa’s Land Rights for Sustainable Development Project in Liberia. Emmanuel holds a PhD in Environment and Resources (formerly Land Resources) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has over ten years’ experience in land tenure reforms in West Africa. He has been involved with land reforms in Liberia since 2010. His Master Thesis, which looked at customary land tenures in a transitional context played key roles in developing a new land rights policy and the Land Rights Bill that is currently before the Liberian Legislature. His current research focuses on the history and impacts of large-scale agriculture concessions on rural people in Liberia. He is the main protagonist in the award-winning documentary “The Land Beneath Our Feet”.