Laura Meggiolaro | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data


Laura is Team Leader at the Land Portal Foundation. Over the last 10 years she has been progressively responsible for the 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: the Land Portal Foundation. She has been leading the team who contributed to transforming the Land Portal from a simple provider of information services into a leading global Open Data initiative that promotes sector standards and data infrastructure, contributes to transparency and nurtures a global land information ecosystem. 

Laura holds a master’s degree in communications science and a master’s degree in economics for development. She has been working in the development sector for the last 15 years. 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, the International Land Coalition at IFAD and ActionAid International, specializing in information & 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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