Elisa Scalise

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Land Tenure & Gender Specialist

Biography

Elisa Scalise has more than 10 years of experience working on analysis and reform on property rights to land for women and men, including formal and customary land tenure regimes, land administration, land tenure regularization, land institutions, dispute resolution mechanisms, forest land tenure, and communal property. She has also assessed the links between secure land tenure for women and economic empowerment, agricultural productivity, women’s empowerment, natural resources management, conflict management and resolution, and social inclusion. Her work focuses on designing, implementing, and developing scalable models for innovative strategies that seek to address the gap between formal law and practice when it comes to women’s land rights. She has worked on projects in Afghanistan, Burundi, Burkina Faso, China, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, and Vietnam. She has published and presented widely on women’s land rights around the world.