Loyola University Chicago

Rule of Law for Development Institute

School of Law

Pierre Murekezi (2012-13)

Legal Consultant,
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

After completing my internship at FAO as part of PROLAW's Development Internship Program, I joined the FAO Law Development Service branch as a legal consultant.

My work here focuses on participating in the development of the corporate monitoring framework for Strategic Objective #2 of FAO's strategic framework, which focuses on increasing and improving agricultural production (crops, livestock, forestry, and fisheries) in an equitable and sustainable manner. This includes: facilitating the refinement of objectives and outputs, and working with staff in the technical departments and statistics unit to identify data sources, baselines and targets.

On a routine basis, I undertake research and compile and revise, in the required format, new national aquaculture legislative overviews (NALOs). I also conduct legal research and support draft legal documents (institutional matters, international environmental law, and international law of the sea). The PROLAW program most definitely prepared me for this position. It taught me the required skills needed for the job, and offered me the right opportunities to become part of FAO.  

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