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4th International Open Data Conference
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Laura Meggiolaro

Land Portal
Coordinator
Biography: Since 2012 Laura Meggiolaro has been responsible for the overall management, implementation and expansion of the Land Portal as its coordinator. Laura holds a master’s degree in communications science and a master’s degree in economics for development. She has extensive experience (12 years) in the development sector, with particular emphasis on the land governance, collaborating with UN agencies and civil society organizations, including the FAO, the International Land Coalition and ActionAid, specializing in information and knowledge management. Laura led the Land Portal through an in-depth assessment that resulted in the formulation of a new development strategy establishing the Land Portal as an independent foundation with the aim of becoming a hub for Linked Open Data and a clear example of innovation and open development in action contributing to policy formulation and better decision making and increasing transparency in the land sector.