In a few days the Landesa office will welcome the fifth cohort of participants in the Women’s Land Rights Visiting Professionals Program—a program that seeks to enhance capacity and cultivate a global network of professionals dedicated to women’s land rights.
Through six weeks of intensive learning in Landesa’s Seattle office followed by continued collaboration, the program provides motivation, knowledge-sharing opportunities, and network-building in pursuit of strengthening women’s rights to land.
The eight professionals joining us in September and October include law and policy makers, academics, researchers, gender and land specialists from bilateral development organizations, and civil society leaders. The program is broadening its reach to West Africa this year and will include professionals from Ghana and Liberia as well as from China, India and Tanzania.
This program is made possible through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Department for International Development (DFID), the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, the New Field Foundation, the River Star Foundation, and through the generous support of Landesa donors.