Advancing Women's Land and Resource Rights


Design and deliver policies and programs that advance women’s land rights.

Learn how to:

Course Snapshot

With this course you will:

Who is this course for?

Meet Our Alumni

Where Our Alumni Work

Key Dates

Course Cost

Course Leaders

Renee Giovarelli

Renee Giovarelli

Elisa Scalise

Elisa Scalise

Course Info

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re in the process of scheduling the next 101 Foundations course. Sign up now to receive email updates and we’ll let you know when applications open.

To apply for the Women’s Land Rights Institute you will be asked to provide the following information in the application form.

  • Contact and general details about you.
  • Location and current work placement
  • Motivation for applying and how you will apply your knowledge to your work
  • Prior employment/contracts most relevant to women’s land and resource rights
  • Highest level of education attainment

If you are unsure whether you are being considered for the our next cohort please, confirm with Kurstin by emailing

All applicants are encouraged to check the session times (by reviewing the local time and date list in the link provided under Key Dates and in this FAQ’s section.

The next course dates are currently being scheduled.

Sign up now to receive email updates when dates have been set.

Session times will be scheduled once the final cohort has been selected.

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Tuition Support can cover all or part of the $1200 USD tuition fee and is available for qualified candidates who fit the criteria below,

  • Candidates from under-represented, minority, or indigenous groups. If you self-identify in one of these groups, please let us know.
  • Staff of grassroots organizations, CBOs, or smaller NGOs (under $300,000 USD annual revenue).

We encourage those people who do not meet the above criteria but would like to be considered for tuition scholarship to apply by completing the scholarship section on the application form.

Technology scholarships are offered to candidates on an as needed basis.


Wellspring Philanthropic Fund

Laura Meggiolaro - Land Portal Foundation

International Land Coalition

Jolyne Sanjak - Tetra tecH

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Renee Giovarelli

Renee Giovarelli, JD LLM

Senior Attorney and Advisor
20 years of experience
Elisa Scalise

Elisa Scalise, JD

Executive Director