Rachel Dinda is Landesa’s Land Tenure Specialist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Rachel began working for Landesa in 2022.
What brought you to Landesa?
Having joined Landesa was more than a career move—it was a gathering of minds fueled by a shared desire for transformation. During my tenure as a gender focal point in the government, I gained a deep appreciation for Landesa’s visionary approach to working with governments and individuals. What sets Landesa apart is in commitment to empowering communities, Landesa’s unwavering belief in the transformative power of land rights. This resonates deeply with me, echoing the essence of empowering individuals to take control of their lives.
Through my tenure at Landesa, I’ve cultivated a deep appreciation for the impactful global and regional platforms. These avenues have not only provided me with unparalleled learning opportunities but have also been instrumental in allowing me to share and exchange my own experiences on a global stage.
What inspires your work?
Landesa’s powerful vision centered on empowering women and men through the transformative power of land rights serves as an unwavering source of motivation for me. This vision serves as my motivation and harmonizes seamlessly with my mission of collaborating with communities to enhance lives and dismantle the shackles of poverty.
Landesa has created a world of opportunities for me in the internal regional and global platforms. I have grown to appreciate these platforms as more than just opportunities as they have become invaluable sources of learning.
Among the many remarkable individuals at Landesa, Everlyne and Diana shine in my space as beacons of excellence. Their unwavering commitment to the vision motivates me to continually maintain the highest standards of performance. In Landesa’s dynamic and supportive environment, I find not only inspiration, but also the encouragement to push boundaries and create a meaningful impact through the transformation of land rights.
How do you spend your time when you’re not working?
When I am not working, you will often find me reading and spending time with my family. I am also a physical exercise enthusiast. Beyond personal interests, I extend my time to meaningful causes, volunteering in youth mentorship programs and actively participating in church activities focused on mentorship.
Describe your vision for a better world.
I envision a world where present vulnerability alone does not impede progress for people. I look forward to a world free of discrimination based on gender, religion, region, color, or any other form of discrimination; a world where all people have equal opportunities to unfold their best selves, reflecting the inclusive and empowering essence of Landesa’s commitment to justice and land rights.