Prindex is a joint initiative of the Global Land Alliance and Overseas Development Institute, with staff from both organisations working on the project alongside expert consultants.


Anna Locke is a Director of the UK-based Overseas Development Institute and Head of the Agricultural Development and Policy Programme. She joined ODI in July 2011 after having worked for 19 years in development, 12 of which were in Mozambique. Her focus in recent years has been on land governance and large-scale investment, biofuels and food security.

Anna Locke


Malcolm Childress is a multi-disciplinary land resources specialist with 25 years of global experience, including urban and rural property rights, and strategy for managing critical global ecosystems. His focus areas include land policy and governance, land markets, land registration, property taxation, cadastral systems and spatial planning. Before co-founding Land Alliance, he was a Sr. Land Administration Specialist in the World Bank.

Malcolm Childress



Denys is a Senior Land Governance Adviser for Prindex, supporting research and country engagement on land tenure security. Before this position, Denys worked as a Program Director for the "Supporting Transparent Land Governance in Ukraine" project, World Bank. Denys has worked as an international consultant in agricultural, rural and regional development and impact evaluation for more than 15 years. For the last six years, he has been involved with land governance monitoring and land reform activities in Georgia, Ukraine and Croatia.

Denys Nizalov

Senior Land Governance Adviser

Ian is a Research Officer at the UK-based Overseas Development Institute. His experience includes policy-orientated research on community level urban resilience, ecosystem based adaptation to climate change, and water and sanitation provision. He has expertise in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and dissemination, including community led data collection and mapping, GIS, and household survey design and implementation. Before joining ODI, Ian worked for an engineering consultancy and as a research assistant with the Development Planning Unit at UCL.

Ian Langdown


Joe is an agricultural economist specialising in land, investment and food security. He has extensive experience working in the agribusiness sector and holds a PhD from the University of Oxford. He is particularly interested in studying the impact that responsible investment has on land governance, social protection, poverty and environmental sustainability.

Joseph Feyertag


Regional Coordinators

Ibrahima Ka is a researcher at IPAR (Think Thank in Senegal), partnership & resource mobilization officer as seconded staff at ILC and the Prindex Regional Engagement Coordinator in Africa at GLA. He is a lawyer by training and an african land expert with 8 years of experience as a researcher and programme manager with skills on research, capacity building, partnership and resource mobilization, design, implementation & monitoring of land projects, on advocacy and engagement with stakeholders, etc. He is highly motivated and interested in promoting the evidence-based land policy advocacy and to strengthen citizens' tenure security across African countries.

Ibrahima Ka

Regional coordinator for sub Saharan Africa

Monica is an Ecuadorian environmental lawyer and holds two European Masters Degrees (MSc and LLM). For nearly 20 years, she has been working in Ecuador, USA, Germany and Peru for a number of ONG and international cooperation agencies. She speaks Spanish, English, German and Portuguese and has extensive field experience. She serves as the Latin American Regional Coordinator for Prindex.

Mónica Ribadeneira-Sarmiento

Regional coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean

Shahd's specialism is in refugees and internal displaced people's rights to housing, land and property. With a master degree in land management and land tenure from the technical university of Munich, she has three years experience in the use of land, innovative tools in land management, and land governance. Shahd is also an activist in developing capacity building approaches in the Arab region.

Shahd Mustafa

Regional Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa

Stephane has handled multilateral projects in many countries, with 25 years’ experience securing and managing the implementation of large-scale programs involving various international donors. He has been involved in the management of Land Administration System, Land Tenure and Property Taxation with Property Valuation specialisation. He has been Responsible of Land Administration department of engineering company before spending 7 years in Vietnam as Asia director of a public engineering company.

Stephane Gil

Regional Coordinator for Asia

Outreach, communications and programme management

Ana is an experienced project and programme manager for development cooperation projects worldwide. She joined ODI in April 2018 after 7 years managing large donor funded projects on a wide range of topics including energy, economic development and international trade. Prior to this she worked for the Directorate-General for Development at the European Commission on infrastructure and private sector development policy. She holds a MSc in International Development from the University of Manchester.

Ana Lucía Núñez López

Programme Development Manager

Christen Corcoran has experience in political science research and communications. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Universität Bremen and Jacobs University, with an area of focus in Rule of Law. Christen served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Morocco where she worked in the youth and gender development sector. She speaks German and Moroccan Arabic.

Christen Corcoran

Program support and office administrator

Paul has 15+ years’ experience in policy communications and global development and has consulted for ODI, the Climate Development Knowledge Network, EuropeAid, Landell-Mills, and various European communications agencies (ICF Mostra, Scholz and Friends, Tipik). Prior to this, he worked for the agriculture NGO Twin, the Fairtrade Foundation, and for various fair trade projects in India. Paul has an MA in Communication for Development from Malmö University.

Paul May

Senior Communications Advisor


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