Sharing our land rights expertise across Tetra Tech

As part of the global Tetra Tech family, our European teams regularly work with colleagues from all over the world, who are able to lend their knowledge and expertise to how we deliver our programmes.

One current case of this is our work on land rights with Dr Jolyne Sanjak, who is not only a leader on land rights and governance within Tetra Tech, but is an expert voice in the global industry.

Jolyne played a critical role in the negotiations that resulted in the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (VGGT), which were adopted by the UN 10 years ago and sparked a flurry of funding and activity in the land tenure and property rights sector.

Jolyne – along with Dr Gregory W. Myers, who she worked with on the negotiations – had a paper published in February’s Land Use Policy journal, in which they reflect on the last 10 years of the VGGT. The paper discusses where they have seen success, what lessons they have learned from work in Nigeria and Sierra Leone, and where measurable impact at scale in Africa is still lacking.

You can read Jolyne’s introduction to her paper below, recently published on, and can read the paper in full by clicking on the image to the right.

The Limited Impact of International Principles on Tenure Security in Africa –