Our Mission

The mission of Global Land Alliance 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.

Global Land Alliance strives to achieve land tenure security around the globe.  We work with communities, organizations and governments to improve land tenure security through inclusive dialogue and practice, and promote sustainable land and natural resource use with all stakeholders.


Global Land Alliance aims to develop, use and contribute “think tank” solutions derived from on-the-ground perspectives of individuals, community leaders and businesses, and to help channel these solutions toward practical implementation at scale. By scaling up solutions of land issues, GLA sets the foundation for improved results through our four programs: Prindex, Land Administration, Community-Based Resource Management, and Community Land Access and Security.

Global Land Alliance allies with community groups, and local, national, and international entities to address the land tenure and land use challenges of cities, rural areas, and forests.  GLA seeks positive disruption of status quo situations which perpetuate tenure insecurity and poverty, the misuse of resources and the suppression of local initiatives.  GLA works with a wide array of groups to promote local consensus and action, manage knowledge, drive accountability, and develop long-term capacities in service of socially inclusive and ecologically-grounded development.


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

► 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, NGOs, private sector leaders and foundations

► Partnerships with senior experts around the world

► Team supported by rising next-generation land experts