Legal and social science research, capacity building, advisory work and policy advocacy on the role of law in sustainable development, focusing on natural resource investments and on land rights. Experience in Africa (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania) and Asia (Kazakhstan, Laos).
Research and policy advocacy on natural resource investments and pressures on land in low and middle-income countries, and on the national, international and transnational legal frameworks that regulate investments and mediate competition for resources. Coordinate legal empowerment work to strengthen local rights and voices in natural resource investments (www.legal-tools.info).
Research consultant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO); collaboration with two Italian NGOs. Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business, University of Cambridge; PhD in Law, University of Edinburgh; MSc in Development Studies (Distinction), London School of Economics; Degree in Law (cum laude), University "La Sapienza" of Rome.