Despite the magnitude of this work and its potential, Landesa remains one of the quiet wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Partly because they are so humble. Never mind that this is an incredibly exciting field during a historic and critical time, they quietly partner with governments and give all the credit away.
That is their way.
And so it falls to me, as Landesa’s board chair, to sing their praises and call attention to their amazing impact.
“When ordinary people have a say in their own future, then your land can’t just be taken away from you. And that’s why reforms must ensure that the people of this nation can have that most fundamental of possessions—the right to own the title to the land on which you live and on which you work.”– Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States, in an address at the University of Yangon in Myanmar on November 19th, 2012.