31 Aug 2020
Project & Facility Management
Governance, Policy & Institutional Strengthening
Posted31 Aug 2020
A few months back, you may have noticed our advertisement for a new Team Leader. John Meadows, LEI Director and current MRLG project Team Leader, will move on from the project in October, and return to his roots in the UK from where he will continue with his role as an LEI director, as well as business development and land administration and registration specialist. In reflecting on his experience in leading the MRLG project, John commented that:
While I have found the project a challenging experience, I have also learnt much at both a professional and personal level. Moving on at the mid-point of Phase 2, I am confident that in Dr Micah Ingalls we have found a new Team leader who will take the project to a successful conclusion.
We are thankful for John’s technical inputs and leadership of the project over the last 3.5 years.
We would also like to welcome Dr Micah Ingalls to the Team Leader position.
Micah, who is already established in Vientiane, brings 15 years of delivery experience and a commitment to building on the work of the MRLG team over the next 2 years. His collaborative approach will be important for the MRLG project in Phase 2. This phase is delivering the program through multi-stakeholder, ‘Workstream’ aligned interventions, for policy and practice changes in tenure security for smallholder farmer.
Micah holds a PhD in resource governance from Cornell University in the United States. He has worked extensively in policy development, organizational leadership, research, and project implementation throughout the Mekong region, focusing on empowering and enabling smallholders, promoting pro-poor and inclusive development, and bringing disparate actors together in constructive, solutions-oriented dialogue. Micah worked tirelessly with colleagues to co-author and produce the initial ‘State of Land in the Mekong Region’ 2018 publication. Having closely followed and supported the project through the years, Micah is looking forward to joining the team. He is keen to ensure a smooth transition and drive the team forward with enthusiasm and determination to build on its significant achievements and, together, overcome the challenges.