2nd Class, 2003-2005
Field and Policy Placement: International Land Coalition, Rome, Italy
Andrew drafted policy and strategy documents for the secretariat of the International Land Coalition, a global alliance of international agencies, governments and civil society groups that works to empower the rural poor. He consulted with Coalition members to identify innovative practices to increase access to land and other natural resources for the rural poor and to exchange the knowledge generated through their activities. Andrew also worked with Coalition partners in Southeast Asia to encourage dialogue on rural land access among policymakers, rural communities and other key stakeholders.
Andrew holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the Goldman School of Public Policy,University of California at Berkeley. Previously he worked on democracy and governance projects in Asia as a program officer with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Andrew spent a summer working with the Free Land Institute, an Indonesian NGO, assisting rural communities involved in a land dispute with a nickel mining company. He speaks Indonesian and Mandarin Chinese.