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David Pred is the co-founder and executive director of Inclusive Development International. A vocal advocate and organizer for land, housing and natural resource rights, David has worked for over 15 years to support grassroots movements around the world to hold governments, corporations and financial institutions accountable for land-grabs, forced displacement and related human rights violations. He has supported communities in cases before a range of international human rights and accountability mechanisms and has advocated for human rights reforms at international financial institutions and in global trade regimes. Prior to establishing Inclusive Development International, David founded and served from 2003-2011 as Executive Director of Bridges Across Borders Cambodia, an international solidarity organization working to support people’s action for human rights, social justice and equitable development in Cambodia. In 2012, he oversaw the localization and transformation of the organization into Equitable Cambodia, which is today one of Cambodia’s leading national human rights groups. David has developed community and practitioner guides on corporate accountability and the defense of land, housing and natural resource rights. He has organized and facilitated training workshops on a range of human rights topics in Asia and Africa.
David holds an MA with distinction in the theory and practice of human rights from the University of Essex and BA in political science and international relations from the University of Florida.
Natalie Bugalski, Phd.
Co-founder & Legal Director[email protected]MORE
Natalie Bugalski is the co-founder and the legal director of Inclusive Development International. She is a human rights lawyer with expertise in housing, land and natural resource rights. Over the past decade Natalie has advocated at the local and international level, including at UN human rights bodies, the World Bank and Asia Development Bank, on land tenure policy, resettlement and displacement issues, and on behalf of communities threatened with forced eviction. She has authored and edited numerous reports and articles on housing and land rights issues and produced human rights analyses of draft laws, resettlement policies and eviction cases. She has prepared submissions on behalf of community complainants to international accountability mechanisms, including the World Bank Inspection Panel, the Asian Development Bank’s Compliance Review Panel and the Australian Human Rights Commission. She has researched and prepared reports for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing and assisted her to develop the Guiding Principles on Security of Tenure for the Urban Poor. Natalie has organized and facilitated many training sessions, workshops and conferences on housing rights and forced evictions in various countries, including Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea. She has authored community and practitioner guides on a range of topics, including housing rights, land laws, resettlement policies, and advocacy and negotiation skills.
Prior to founding Inclusive Development International, Natalie consulted for human rights organizations, including the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Amnesty International, and worked as the Legal Officer at the Centre on Housing Rights and Evictions (COHRE)’s Asia Programme. She has practiced law in Australia in the areas of refugee law and public interest litigation and taught Constitutional law at the Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia. Natalie has a Bachelor of Laws with first class honors and a PhD in law, both from Monash University. Her doctoral thesis explored the impact of the policies of the World Bank and other international development institutions on the right to adequate housing and in particular security of land tenure and access to water, with a focus on Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu.
Research and Communications Director[email protected]inclusivedevelopment.netMORE
Dustin Roasa is the research and communications director at Inclusive Development International. An investigative journalist who has reported on Southeast Asia since 2004, Dustin’s work has appeared in The Guardian,The Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, Dissent and The Washington Post, among others. He specializes in human rights, with a focus on telling the stories of activists who fight for greater freedom and transparency in their societies. He was the first Western journalist to write in-depth about Vietnam’s pro-democracy movement, resulting in his deportation from that country in 2011. He has also covered truth and reconciliation in Cambodia, gay rights in Malaysia, and freedom of speech in Myanmar. Following the publication of his 6,000-word investigative piece about a looted Angkorian statue in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Sotheby’s auction house agreed to repatriate the priceless antiquity to Cambodia in 2014. In addition to his experience as a journalist, prior to joining IDI full-time, Dustin consulted on an investigative research project that uncovered how international development finance institutions are funding land grabs around the world. This research paved the way for Inclusive Development International’s Follow the Money initiative. Previously, Dustin worked as a Communications Officer for USAID at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from New York University.
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Mark Grimsditch is the Southeast Asia regional director at Inclusive Development International. Mark has lived in Asia since 2006, where he worked for various local and international NGOs supporting the development of community legal education programs and conducting critical research to support advocacy work on land rights campaigns. He has authored a number of interactive community training manuals focusing on issues including land and housing rights, personal security for human rights defenders, and the mining and agribusiness sectors. Mark has also researched and published extensively on investment and social and environmental policies and issues in the region. Mark closely follows trends in both private and state-backed investment in Southeast Asia, and he has particular expertise in the relationship between China and the mainland Mekong region. Mark’s research uncovering links between harmful investments in the Mekong and financial backers around the globe has resulted in major breakthroughs in land rights cases in the region. Mark has a bachelor of law degree from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Thuon Ratha is a Research Associate at Inclusive Development International. Specializing in participatory research on the human rights impacts of development projects, Ratha has led empirical research on the impacts of industrial rubber and sugar plantations and the railway rehabilitation project in Cambodia.Ratha has also been an integral part of the team that organized and trained affected communities to engage effectively in grievance redress processes at IDI cases before the IFC Compliance Advisor Ombudsman and the Asian Development Bank Accountability Mechanism. At Equitable Cambodia, where she previously worked as a Senior Research Officer, Ratha led the designing of a participatory action research model and protocol, establishing community action research teams and building their capacity. Ratha holds a master’s degree in Sustainability Science from the University of Tokyo and is currently a PhD candidate at the Institute of Social Studies.
Coleen Scott is a research associate at Inclusive Development International. Coleen graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a degree in International Studies and minor degrees in Political Science and Anthropology. She also attended Al Akhawayn University in Morocco for one year, studying Arabic and economic and political development in the Middle East and North Africa. She was involved in various NGOs and developmental efforts throughout her time in Morocco, some of which include participation in youth programs organized by Dar Si Hmad Ethnographic Field School and involvement in female-led development programs at the Azrou Center for Community Development. Additionally, she served as a volunteer at the 2016 Africa Think Tank Summit in Marrakech, hosted by OCP Policy Center and the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Following her return to the US, Coleen was involved in the maintenance and publishing of the Societal Violence Scale, studying human rights and tracking physical integrity violations perpetrated by non-state actors internationally. Coleen conducted research for her senior thesis on the Amazigh indigenous peoples’ movement of Morocco, focusing specifically on the effects of language policy in this context. Following graduation, she interned with Inclusive Development International and began working as a full-time researcher in 2018.
Luis Scungio is a research associate at Inclusive Development International, where he conducts financial mapping research for IDI’s Follow the Money initiative in Southeast Asia. Before joining IDI’s team, Luis worked as a researcher on company-community conflicts with various NGOs in the Mekong region. He also worked as a freelance journalist in Laos, reporting on the socio-environmental impacts of dam projects on the Lower Mekong River for Italian magazines. Luis holds a master’s degree in International Human Rights Law from the University of Galway and a master’s degree in Philosophy from the Università di Roma La Sapienza.