Tim Hanstad is President and CEO of Landesa, a non-profit dedicated to securing land property rights for the world’s poorest people. Landesa has worked with dozens of developing country governments on reforms that have helped to secure land rights for millions of families. Landesa has received numerous awards, including the Henry Kravis Prize in Leadership, Gleitsman Foundation International Activist Award, Schwab Foundation Outstanding Global Social Entrepreneur, Hilton Humanitarian Prize finalist, and has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and World Food Prize.
Empowerment is not a zero-sum venture, says Landesa CEO Tim Hanstad. Educating the world about this fact will open the door for reform.