Co-Founder & Executive DirectorMORE
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 DirectorMORE
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 DirectorMORE
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 telling the stories of activists who fight for greater civil liberties, equity 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.
China Global Program DirectorMORE
Mark Grimsditch is the China Global Program Director at Inclusive Development International. With fifteen years’ experience working in Southeast Asia and China, Mark leads our policy and casework focusing on Chinese overseas investment. Mark closely follows trends in both private and state-backed Chinese investment in Southeast Asia and West Africa. He has published extensively on the trends, impacts and regulation of China’s overseas finance and investment, particularly with respect to land and natural resource rights and the environment. He has expertise on the social and environmental safeguards of financial institutions, including the World Bank Group, Chinese policy banks, and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and much of his work has been dedicated to building connections, capacity and awareness of these standards and policies in order to strengthen and advance them.