Dimuna Phiri

Dimuna Phiri

Legal & Land Administration Specialist

Specialist Area
Land Rights, Disputes Resolution, Legal and Policy Reform, Land Governance and Administration, Social and Economic Development

Dimuna Phiri possesses over 15 years of progressive leadership and professional experience at both local, regional, and international levels in Zambia, South Africa and Australia. She has a broad range of experience working with the private sector and Non-Profit Organisations as well as strategic partnerships development with governments.

She is a seasoned researcher who has authored and co-authored several published papers on land related topics, driven by her strong passion for social and economic justice. The promotion of individual and collective human rights as well as contributing towards the attainment of just and equitable legal and policy frameworks, that consider marginalized communities.

In 2020 to 2021 Dimuna was the legal and social development adviser for the national Systematic Land Titling (SLT) program in Zambia, with Medici Land Governance (MLG), in partnership with the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection. To assist individuals, establish formal ownership of their land through Blockchain and other technologies, Dimuna played an integral role developing training and communication materials, resolving disputes, as well as preparing policies and procedures to integrate women and vulnerable groups in land registration and community meetings to ensure full participation.

Dimuna was providing legal advisory helping the Western Desert Land Aboriginal Corporation (WDLAC) contextualize the “Canadian Towards Sustainable Mining” (TMS) protocol and standards that Australia adopted within the principles of sustainable mining. This consultancy required analysis of sustainable mining paradigms and practice for agreement between First Nations, the mining sector and Government in Australia. She also reviewed Australia’s Mining and Indigenous Peoples Framework developed by the Minerals Council of Australia. The work allowed WDLAC to submit to the Minerals Council of Australia options for the development of sustainable mining systems, trainings, and tools that consider the interests of First Nations

Dimuna is currently completing her Master of Laws in Jurisprudence (LLM) and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB). She is an active member of the Young African Researchers in Agriculture Network (YARA).

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