Humphrey Portrait

Natural Resource Policy Specialist for the Darfur Development and Reconstruction Agency in Sudan

  • Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program
  • 2015-16
  • Sudan

Ms. Mukhayer has an LLM in Natural Resource Law and Policy, and seven years of experience working in the field of natural resources management with the United Nations in Sudan, South Sudan and Somalia. Her career focus is on helping governments design and enforce natural resource policies and programs that contribute to local economic development and employment creation.  In her work and research, Ms. Mukhayer adopts a multidisciplinary approach to integrated natural resource management drawing on her qualifications and professional experience in: environmental management, natural resource law, and economics.

During her fellowship year, she will explore the role of traditionally enforced property rights in the transition towards a green economy, focusing on productive resource sectors (livestock production, gum Arabic etc.). Ms. Mukhayer is a fierce advocate of the human right to question the assumptions on which our understanding of society is based. Her quest for answers is motivated by such questions as: Are our assumptions on how people organize, the institutions of the state and economy, and modes of governance valid? If so, why haven't we reversed poverty, turned natural resources into a blessing, and distributed wealth with equality?  

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