Deborah E.

United States


I am committed to empowering both women and men through secure land rights, access to justice, and multimedia storytelling. I have 14+ years of experience in pro-poor and gender-responsive land tenure policy, law, and regulatory reform; customary land law and institutions; land conflict management; and access to justice, I also have experience in food security and forest governance. I have advised governments, donors, and NGOs on these issues, analyzed draft and existing land laws, and evaluated projects. To inform project and program design as well as policy recommendations, I have conducted fieldwork in Brazil, Burundi, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tanzania, Turkey (working with Syrians), Uganda, and the United States. I also am a documentary/humanitarian photographer, combining my technical, people, and visual storytelling skills to document the promise and impacts of international development efforts.


  • law
  • gender
  • human rights
  • property / land
  • legislation / regulations
  • peru
  • niger
  • india
  • kenya
  • brazil
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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