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David Bledsoe

  • BA, English and Political Science (minor), Whitman College
  • LLM, Law of International Sustainable Development (with honors), University of Washington School of Law
  • JD (cum laude), Seattle University School of Law

David Bledsoe is a land and natural resources law and policy specialist with Resource Equity – a non-profit NGO focused on women’s secure rights to land and other natural resources. He works in developing economies on access and secure tenure to land; women’s land and resources tenure security; land access and tenure policy reform; private investment in land, agricultural supply chains, and extractive resources; customary/informal tenure regimes; land-related conflicts, grievance, and dispute resolution mechanisms; post-conflict land situations; common property regimes and issues; and land registration and other land administration functions. In recent years, he has focused on socially responsible investments in extractives, land, and other natural resources. He also has broad expertise in contract law, regulatory law, commercial law, organizational and program risk management, and project/program design, administration, and management. Prior to his international work, he worked in the U.S. for-profit sector with several environmental engineering firms. His international travels have included assignments in Albania, Angola, Brazil, Burundi, China (PRC), Ghana, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine, and Uganda.

David’s daughter – Isabella — attended and prospered at Spring Street, and he has served as a board trustee since 2012.