Dans les coulisses du portail foncier, une équipe interdisciplinaire d'experts s'est engagée à améliorer la gouvernance foncière grâce à des données en libre accès et à une collaboration intersectorielle. La combinaison de nos connaissances, de notre expérience et de notre passion nous place dans une position unique pour exploiter le potentiel des données ouvertes afin de construire un écosystème d'information démocratique et inclusif sur le foncier. Voici notre équipe :
Laura Meggiolaro (Team Leader)
Laura is a specialist in information and knowledge management for development with a passion for Open Data. She has substantial program management experience and during the last fifteen years, she has been responsible for kicking off, implementing and leading a range of data, information and knowledge management initiatives focused on land rights. Prior to joining the Land Portal, Laura worked for the Food and Agriculture Organization, ActionAid International and the International Land Coalition among others. Laura holds Master’s degrees in Communications Science and on Economics for Development.
Neil Sorensen (Communications Specialist)
Neil has extensive experience in leading communications for international organizations and of building relationships between civil society, donors, intergovernmental agencies, the media and the private sector. Before joining the Land Portal, Neil worked for the International Fund for Agriculture Development, the International Land Coalition and the International Federation of Agricultural Producers among others. Neil has a Master’s degree in Global Diplomacy and a Bachelor’s degree in German and Sociology. Neil was born and raised in Minnesota (US) and has lived for 12 years in Paris, France.
Stacey Zammit (Communications Officer)
Stacey is a communications specialist with particular experience in natural resource management and peace-building processes. Prior to joining the Land Portal, Stacey worked for the International Land Coalition and the Food and Agriculture Organization. Stacey is currently a graduate student at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Silvina Rusinek (Web Manager)
Silvina is a specialist in computer sciences, communications and graphic design with over 20 years experience of working on a range of web design, development and management initiatives. Silvina has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and has completed courses in graphic design, social communication, audiovisual communication, librarianship and photography. Silvina is originally from Argentina, she speaks six languages and currently resides in Barcelona.
Erik Bennema (Finances Officer)
Erik is a finance specialist providing support and advice to various organizations and associations. He has a particular interest in land and agriculture, and provides legal advice on agricultural tenancy issues, landowners and tenanted farmers. Erik has a Master's degree in history and Bachelor's degree notarial law from the University of Groningen.
Konrad Hentze (Data Analyst)
As a Geographer with an interdisciplinary focus on research and management of land and resources, Konrad has been active in these fields for more than 10 years. He has sucessfully implemented solutions of land administration and resource management together with partners from private, public, and state sectors with on ground experience in Europe, the Carribean, Southern and Eastern Africa and South East Asia. He is passionate about spatial data, visualisation and research, facilitating the understanding and comminucation within the diverse land community. He holds a German Diplom and PhD in Geography.
Adam Sánchez (Technology Officer)
Adam is a specialist in semantic web technologies, server administration, database administration, management of containerized applications, Big Data management, GIS and web development. He is a software engineer at the University of Grenoble Alpes, France and a PhD candidate in Computer Science. He has been a consultant for several projects and universities in Europe and Latin America over the last 10 years. Adam is originally from Peru and currently lives in France.
Romy Sato (Local Knowledge Engagement Network Coordinator)
Romy has over 15 years of experience as a communications officer, researcher and policy advisor in various topics within rural development. For more than 5 years she has coordinated activities of the Global Donor Working Group on Land and managed the Land Governance Programme Map, a database of donors’ projects in land governance worldwide. She has worked for GIZ, FAO, CIFOR, Embrapa, amongst other organizations. Romy is original from the Brazilian Amazon and holds a Bachelor degree in Journalism and a Master in Environmental Governance.