Kim Kim Yee leads the Land Tenure Team within USAID’s Land and Urban Office, overseeing the activities of the five-person team of experts focused on land tenure and property rights. In addition, she also serves as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) of the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development II (PRADD) project. Ms. Yee is also a Foreign Service Officer, having previously served in Afghanistan and Ghana.
Ms. Yee received her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Pacific University in Oregon. For graduate studies, she attended Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, receiving master’s degrees in Environmental Science (MSES) and Public Affairs (MPA). Following that, she received her master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.
Ms. Yee has had experience in Afghanistan, and West and East Africa, but currently focuses most of her time on the PRADD II countries of Cote d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic.
Ms. Yee’s experience with public-private alliances, agricultural finance under the auspices of Feed the Future programming, and alternative livelihoods, mixed with significant project management expertise, helps bring additional dimensions to the E3/Land team.