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1424 4th Ave #300
Seattle, WA, United States

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For more than four decades, Landesa has championed the power of land ownership and secure land rights as the key to a better, safer future for the world's poorest people, those 3.4 billion chiefly rural people who live on less than $2 a day.

Founded in 1967 by former University of Washington Law Professor Roy Prosterman, and originally named the Rural Development Institute, we continue to be guided by the radically simple notion that secure property rights bring opportunity. While we recognize that land rights are not a panacea to poverty, we believe that they provide quite possibly the best first step. They are the foundation required for other development tools – education, public health, microfinance, sanitation, nutrition, among others – to take root.

We envision a world free of extreme poverty. We see a future in which all who depend on land for their well-being have secure land rights – one of the most basic and powerful tools for lifting themselves and their families out of poverty.

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Landesa seeks a Chief Financial Officer:   If you are an experienced non-profit CFO and are looking for a great culture working with amazing professionals to bring lasting global change in poverty alleviation, conflict resolution and climate change, look no further!   For over 50 years, Landesa has helped the...