Megan Olson

Program Officer, Landesa

Megan Olson is a social scientist researching, writing, and advising in the field of international development. She works at Landesa, a global nonprofit organization working to develop sustainable and gender-responsive laws, policies, and programs that strengthen land rights for millions of the world’s poorest men and women. Megan has been with Landesa for four years and is committed to protecting the land rights of smallholder farmers and promoting women’s rights to land.

Authored Content

  • Mar 07 2018
    Blog Post Land Rights and Mangoes: How Land Insecurity Impacts Women Mango Growers in Kenya After giving birth to her third child, Sarah* lay in a hospital bed in a small town in Meru County, Kenya, battling a ruptured appendix. While struggling to stay alive, she received news that her husband had left her and her children. Although recovered from her life-threatening battle, Sarah was unable to return home. Their […] Jennifer Duncan, Megan Olson