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Everlyne Nairesiae
She is a social scientist, with over 17 years of experience working on gender, land and natural resource governance at policy and practice; strategic planning; research; program monitoring and evaluation at national, regional and internal level. She is the Coordinator of the Global Land Indicators Initiative (GLII) at the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN); Land, Housing and Shelter Section in UN-Habitat. GLII is a global multi-stakeholders’ platform for coordination and development of globally comparable indicators, methodologies and tools for data collection, monitoring and reporting on land governance issues including the SDGs, New Urban Agenda among other global and regional commitments and obligations, and impact evaluation.  She is also the Gender Lead for Land and GLTN. She is known for her contribution in coordinating and facilitating global networks, development of global methodologies and tools for  land governance  including monitoring of land in the SDGs and impact evaluation; research and analytical frameworks and strategies for mainstreaming gender in natural resource governance and management; and capacity development for governments, CSOs and other actors. She has written several papers and articles that underscore the link between land tenure, gender and land degradation neutrality, land governance monitoring and sustainable development. She previously worked as Women’s Land Rights Adviser at Oxfam International; Senior Regional Program Coordinator for Relief, Development and Protection at Church World Service in Africa; Head of Programs and Deputy Director at GROOTS Kenya, and consulted for other development and humanitarian agencies such as Huairou Commission, FEMNET,  African Development Bank, NORAD and American Jewish World Service. Everlyne holds a Master of Philosophy in Guidance and Counselling, and bachelor’s degree in Geography and Kiswahili from Moi University, Eldoret in Kenya.