Dr. Jerry Kalonji is an international expert in the field of land access and resettlement. His experience covers the planning, preparation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs) and Livelihood Restoration Plans (LRPs). He is also an expert in the conduct of socio-economic surveys, whose data are used in the preparation of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments.
During his career, Jerry has acquired extensive expertise in the coordination of resettlement and livelihood restoration activities, with a particular focus on the minimization of social and reputational risks. He has considerable knowledge of international standards, including the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standards and the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Standards.
Jerry has worked throughout Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo (his country of origin), Zambia, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Niger and Côte d’Ivoire. He teaches at the University of Lubumbashi, one of the three major universities in the DRC where he holds the rank of Full Professor. He speaks fluent English and French.