About Land Alliance

Our Mission

The mission of Land Alliance Inc. is to enable the prosperity of people and places by advancing learning and practice to achieve land tenure security and the efficient, inclusive and sustainable use of land and natural resources.

We aim to accelerate quality development by resolving land issues with new paradigms of participation and accountability.

We are a new non-profit organization launched in 2014. We are a think-and-do tank focused on resolving land issues to address four critical development challenges:

appleFood security and the challenge of sustainable food systems.
treeEnvironment and the challenge of sustainable ecosystems.
buildingsUrbanization and the challenge of sustainable cities.
doveConflict and the challenge of sustainable peace.

Land Alliance is a think-and-do tank that tests new approaches to defining and managing rights, shares expertise and best practices globally, and supports groups working to scale the solution of land issues.

We believe that land issues—rights, obligations, values– are basic to each of these challenges. By scaling and speeding up resolution of land issues, we can scale up and speed up quality development.

Land Alliance is committed to finding solutions to the complex development challenges of cities, rural landscapes and forests through the power of allying local, national and international resources in innovative ways. We seek to harness the values inherent in land, place and natural resources to drive socially inclusive and ecologically-grounded development.

We act as a catalyst for change by mobilizing local action, managing knowledge, driving accountability, and developing long-term capacities. We seek to be a positive disrupter of status quo situations that keep people in poverty and insecurity, misuse resources and inhibit local growth.

Our Advantage

► Agile. We are a flexible organization with a wide geographic scope and ability to engage from many locations-specific entry points with varying approaches.


► Independent. We are not part of any organization (firm, university, public structure, international agency) which might limit flexibility to strategic deployment of resources and to establish partnerships for effective innovation.


► Small core team. Our small core team works together with alliances to create a uniquely wide-ranging capacity while maintaining a hands-on engagement.


► Alliance-based. We work in flexible alliances with key partners who have established, long-term relationships with Land Alliance core team members.

Our Experience

► More than 75 years of combined experience

► Field work in more than 40 countries

► Designed and accountable for more than $1 billion in global development projects

► Deep networks in global public, private, and civic organizations

► Ability to pinpoint critical path challenges and identify opportunities for pivotal action needed to take success to scale

► Alliances with major universities, private sector leaders and foundations

► Partnerships with senior experts around the world

► Team supported by rising next-generation land experts