John Leckie, a Principal Consultant on our Land Tenure and Property Rights team, has 17 years of international project experience in the land, natural resources, and environment sectors in Europe, Africa, Central and Southeast Asia, and South America. During this time 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 (LTR), land administration, geographic information systems (GIS), and participatory tenure and resource mapping, including the use of “crowd-sourcing” techniques.
Most recently, John worked as a Senior LTR Advisor in Rwanda on the award-winning Land Tenure Regularisation Support Programme, where he established a large GIS and map production department, introducing open source GIS tools for the systematic processing of cadastral data. He currently provides technical inputs as the Registration Advisor to the DFID-funded Land Investment for Transformation programme in Ethiopia, and as Technical Director on the EC-funded Technical Cooperation to Strengthen National Capacity in Implementing Land Policies and Laws Efficiently and Effectively in Malawi.
M.Sc., planning sustainable environments, University of Salford
B.Sc., development studies, University of East Anglia
Cathy Shaw is a Principal Project Manager at DAI Europe, having joined the company in 2001. Formerly a researcher in economic development in transition countries, Cathy has worked on long-term programmes in Nigeria and Russia, eastern Europe and central Asia, including eight years working with counter-proliferation initiatives to generate civilian jobs for former nuclear weapons sector workers in the former Soviet Union.Read More