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Hirut Girma

Attorney & Land Tenure/Gender Specialist, Landesa

Biography

Hirut Girma is a lawyer and development practitioner with significant international experience. She has considerable experience working with multilateral, bilateral, and national institutions. As a Land Tenure and Gender Specialist at Landesa, she provides analytical and implementation expertise on rural land tenure, women’s land rights, land rights formalization, land administration, land management, and land dispute resolution. Previous to Landesa, Ms. Girma served as an advisor at the Executive Office of UNESCO (Paris) and worked as a Programme Specialist at UNESCO’s Cluster Office for Ethiopia, Djibouti, and the African Union. Her geographic experience includes Ethiopia, Djibouti, France, India, Mozambique, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, and the United States. Ms. Girma holds a Juris Doctor of Law and a post graduate LL.M in Sustainable International Development.