John Leckie is a land rights and natural resource governance professional with more than 19 years of international project experience in Europe, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, and South America. He has worked for a diverse range of clients, including the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the European Commission (EC), the Pan American Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, UNHCR, the U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and various nonprofits.

His training in land use planning and extensive experience in land registration projects give John a sound understanding of land governance issues. John has expertise in land tenure regularisation, land administration, geographic information systems (GIS), and participatory tenure and resource mapping, including the use of “crowd-sourcing” techniques.

John worked as the Senior Registration Advisor in Rwanda on the award-winning Land Tenure Regularisation Support Programme, where he established a large GIS and map production department, systematically processing more than 10 million unique parcel maps. He is currently the Registration Advisor to the DFID-funded Land Investment for Transformation programme in Ethiopia, and is Technical Director to two of DAI’s EC-funded land and resource governance projects in Malawi and Liberia.



Nora Brown

An innovation and investment specialist, Nora is an expert in designing and managing development innovation and private capital mobilization projects for a variety of clients, notably the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

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