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McGill University

Montreal, Canada
Joined April 2016
Presence in: Canada
Focus: Peace-building

Research and Teaching University in Montreal Canada

People Associated With This Organization

Evans Kirigia

McGill University (Unverified)
Joined May 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Land & Natural Resources
I am a graduate student at McGill University, within the department of Anthropology. Being of Kenyan origin, and having conducted research on land issues such as acquisition and tenure, I have enormous interest in ways of dealing with land challenges especially in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jon Unruh

McGill University
Joined April 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building
I am interested in networking with others that work on war-affected land and property rights. I have over 25 years experience in developing and implementing research, policy and practice on war-affected land and property rights in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Particular specialization in post-conflict land tenure – research and policy work on Syria, Sudan, Liberia, Afghanistan, Somalia, Mozambique, East Timor, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Uganda, Cambodia, Angola, Cameroon, Turkey, Jordan, Colombia, Zanzibar, Kenya, Yemen, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and generally with the UN, World Bank, USAID, DFID, and other bilateral donors and NGOs.

Matthew Pritchard

McGill University
Joined June 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Land & Natural Resources
Matthew F. Pritchard is a research and policy specialist focused on postwar housing land and property (HLP) disputes and land tenure reforms. As an academic-practitioner specializing in data-driven policy reform in conflict-affected environments, Matthew has worked extensively with multi- and bi-lateral donors, iNGOs, governments, and civil society organizations throughout Africa, the Middle East, and South East Asia. Matthew holds degrees from the United World College of the Atlantic, Macalester College, and McGill University, and research fellowships at the Indian Ocean World Centre and Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. In addition to his professional work, Matthew’s academic research examines the evolution of statutory and ’neo-customary’ tenure systems within the complex, legally pluralistic, and highly variable environments of conflict- and crisis-affected contexts.

nandini ramanujam

McGill University (Unverified)
Joined February 2019
Interests: Corruption, Economic Empowerment, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice
Associate Professor Nandini Ramanujam is the Executive Director and Director of Programs of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University's Faculty of Law. She also directs the International Human Rights Internship Program as well as Independent Human Rights Internships Program. She is the McGill representative for the Scholars at Risk Network and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Scholars at Risk Network, Canada section..

Nandini Ramanujam’s research and teaching interests include Law and Development, Institutions and Governance, Economic Justice, Food Security and Food Safety, the role of civil society and the Fourth Estate (Media) in promotion of the rule of law, as well as the exploration of interconnections between field based human rights work and theoretical discourses.
Jon Unruh is the network champion (main point of contact) for McGill University.

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