Clarissa Augustinus is co-coordinator and co-editor of the second edition of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Global Land Outlook, Land Restoration for Recovery and Resilience (2022). In 2014, she was appointed honorary ambassador for the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). She is also senior adviser to the Arab Land Initiative of UN-Habitat and Global Land Tool Network. From 2003 to 2015, Clarissa worked at UN-Habitat as unit leader of the Land and Global Land Tool Network, Urban Legislation, Land and Governance Branch in Nairobi, Kenya. From 1994 to 2000, she was senior lecturer in the Department of Land Surveying in the School of Engineering, Surveying and Construction at the University of KwaZulu Natal. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from Rhodes University (South Africa).