Jeannette Tramhel


Jeannette Tramhel is an international development and environmental planning professional with over 25 years of experience in Canada and abroad. She holds masters degrees in international law and environmental design and undergraduate degrees in law and agriculture.  Jeannette currently works as a Senior Legal Officer with the Organization of American States and is based in Washington, D.C. She has worked as an international development consultant in many dfferent countries and served for several years on the board of Plan:Net Ltd. a Calgary-based int/dev firm. She has worked with the United Nations, the Canadian federal government, has practiced law with a major Canadian firm and worked as an environmental planner. With her diverse eduational background and experience, she brings an interdisciplinary and creative approach to the complex problems of international development. Her passions are global food security and community-based environmental design. For an example of her work, see the following 3-minute video clip about an urban design project for the integration of organic solid waste management with urban agriculture using the ABCD process in the Philippines:


Capacity Development
Community Development
Food Security
Land Use and Urban
Participatory Approaches
Project Planning and Design
Membership in Professional Societies: 
Law Society of Ontario and New York Bar; CAIDP; IAIA; ASIL