The Team
Caux Dialogue on Land and Security

The Team 2017

Irina FedorenkoIrina Fedorenko | Caux Dialogue on Land and Security Co-Coordinator

Irina Federenko is doing a PhD in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. She has co-founded an Environmental NGO and worked for private companies and charities in the areas of research, communications and environmental protection. She is also a co-founder of a successful reforestation start-up BioCarbon Engineering, and a social enterprise BubbleNut Wash. Irina has a bachelor's degree in public relations from Far Eastern Federal University of Vladivostok and a Masters of Environmental Science from the University of Oxford, Green Templeton College. Email


Bronwyn Lay
Bronwyn Lay | Caux Dialogue on Land and Security Co-Coordinator

Dr. Bronwyn Lay is an ecological advocate combining her skills as a lawyer, writer and community organiser. She worked as a legal aid lawyer in Melbourne before moving to France where she completed her PhD on legal philosophy and soil at the European Graduate School in 2014. She is published in a wide variety of forums, has organised numerous conferences and events focused around land, soil and governance and worked as a legal and communications consultant for international environmental NGO’s. Her book Juris Materiarum: Empires of Earth, Soil and Dirt is available from Apropos Press and she is currently the Ecological Justice Project Officer for Jesuit Social Services Australia.


  • Chris Evans, Adviser 
  • Meera Shah, Adviser
  • Wen-Yu Weng, CDLS Emerging Leaders Coordinator