Laura Meggiolaro | Land Portal


Laura is Team Leader at the Land Portal Foundation.

Over the past 16 years Laura has been working for the land governance sector specialising in information and data management for development with an increasing interest in open standards, the semantic web, the information ecology and the importance of increasing data discovery and access to information. She holds a master in communication science and master in economics for developments.

Since 2011 Laura has been responsible for the overall management, implementation and expansion of the Land Portal contributing to the process that has seen the Land Portal evolving from a project into an independent organization that manitains one of the most visited digital resources about land governance data and knowledge exchange as well as a leading Open Data initiative that promotes transparency through supporting open standards and modern data ecosystems.

Prior to coming to the Land Portal Foundation she has been collaborating with UN agencies and civil society organizations, including the Food and Agriculture Organization, ILC and ActionAid, specialising in information and knowledge management for land rights.


Land Portal Coordinator

The Land Portal is a Foundation registered in the Netherlands in 2014.

The vision of the Portal is to improve land governance to benefit those with the most insecure land rights and the greatest vulnerability to landlessness through information and knowledge sharing.


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