This session brought together insights on land governance and climate resilience, with a specific gender focus. Women suffer from lack of access to, decision making over, and use of land. At the same time, climate change disproportionally affects women. Research indicates that ‘gender just land governance’ forms the key to use land in a sustainable, climate-proof way.
WytskeChamberlain - van der Werf
Wytske Chamberlain is the programme manager of the LAND-at-scale knowledge management component. In this role she builds on her experience in the field of land governance. She is an expert in the complexity of inclusive business models, in particular in the agricultural sector. She has done extensive research into the compound structures that enable the integration of smallholder farmers and poor rural communities into commercial value chains. Further interests lie in the field of large-scale land acquisition, on which she has worked through the Land Matrix. Wytske holds a PhD in Rural Development from the University of Pretoria, an MA degree in Human Geography from the University of the Witwatersrand and an MA degree in International Economics and Economic Geography from Utrecht University.