Constance Teage Liberia Program Director
Ms. Teage is the Liberia Country/Program Director with 7 years of experience in the land tenure and customary land systems in Liberia. She has worked in customary communities throughout Liberia helping them to protect their community lands even before the Land Rights Act was passed. She also worked for 3 plus years advocating for the passage of the Land Rights Act through the Civil Society Working, through her advocacy she organized several peaceful rallies calling for the passage of the Land Rights Act, led a campaign that collected over 70,000 signatures from all 15 counties, led the awareness raising strategy that saw the message of the LRA taken to all 15 counties, hosted hundreds of radio show and much more. The Land Rights Act was passed in 2018. As a Land Tenure and Gender Specialist and a Senior Land Tenure Specialist at Landesa, Ms. Teage worked to ensure that women rights are integrated throughout the Land Rights for Sustainable Development Project; and through regulations created to implement the Land Rights Law. She also led the technical aspect of the customary formalization work that is supporting communities to obtain deeds for their customary land.
With a keen understanding of the land sector in Liberia, Ms. Teage now serves as the Liberia Program Director she endeavors to lead the Liberian program in cultivating impact through inclusive formalization of communities’ land rights and beyond.
- M.A., International Peace and Conflict Resolution, 2014, Arcadia University, Glenside, Pennsylvania
- B.A., Cognitive Psychology & Modern Dance, 2008, Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia
- Sierra Leone
- United States
- Bloh, O., Kaba, A., & Teage, C., (2018) Annual World Bank Conference on Land an Poverty March, 2018 Identifying Community Membership in Collective Land Tenure: Exploring Linkages and sharing Experiences in, the in the case of River Cess in Liberia, Washington, DC