Esther Akwii is a Legal Researcher at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, with a focus on Land, Agriculture & Food Systems. Prior to joining CCSI, she was a senior clinical fellow at the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic. She also has worked at the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School, and at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Her prior experience includes work on land tenure, right to food, farm viability, food loss and waste, food security, climate change, and natural resource governance. She holds a Master of Laws in Food and Agriculture Law, with distinction from Vermont Law School and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from Makerere University. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Diploma in Law (First Class) from the Law Development Centre.