Brazil Initiative Consultant
Climate and Land Use Alliance
Letícia Osorio leads the infrastructure & extractives portfolio in Brazil. Prior to joining CLUA, Letícia coordinated the human rights program of the Ford Foundation in Brazil. She has worked with local and national governments and international NGOs in areas ranging from land rights and governance, housing, urban planning, infrastructure and economic, social and cultural rights. Letícia spent two years as the coordinator of the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Essex, which provided a forum for students to engage in multi-disciplinary advocacy to advance basic human rights and dignity globally. Prior to that, she served as advisor to the Executive Director of UN Habitat on forced evictions and coordinated the Americas Program of the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions, where she litigated at regional and international human rights bodies on behalf of indigenous peoples, Afro-descent communities, Gypsies and Travelers, and urban poor communities of Brazil, Guatemala and the UK. Letícia holds a PhD in Law from the University of Essex and has received the Social Impact Award, granted by the British Council’s Education UK Alumni Awards.