Gemma Betsema

Cordinator of LANDac (Land Governance for Equitable and Sustainable Development)

Gemma Betsema

Gemma Betsema studied Sociology and International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam, from which she graduated in 2010 with a thesis about local adaptation strategies to climate change of small-scale farmers in rural Cambodia. Research areas of interest within international development include land governance, small-scale agriculture, climate change adaptation strategies, the UN’s Voluntary Guidelines on Land Tenure, responsible (land-based) investment and food security. Gemma is working as coordinator of LANDac in September 2012 and is responsible for internal and external communication, facilitation of knowledge brokering through public lectures and round-table discussions, the organisation of the annual LANDac summer school, and all financial matters. As part of her LANDac responsibilities, Gemma is the focal point of LANDac within the UN’s Global Land Tool Network.

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