Member of the General Assembly
She is an indigenous activist from the Cordillera with academic training in the social sciences and specializes in sociology and economics. For more than 20 years she has worked on indigenous issues from the grassroots to the international level. Her expertise includes areas like human rights, sustainable development, the environment, climate change, and additionally the application of Free, Prior and Informed Consent. On two occasions, she has been General Secretary of the Asia Indigenous People Pact (AIPP-Asia Indigenous People Pact) (2008-2016). She was appointed indigenous expert of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2014-2016) by the United Nations Economic and Social Council. In addition, she has participated in various regional and global processes, including the United Nations System as the representative of the 47 member organizations of the AIPP, which originate from 14 countries. She is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Alliance of Peoples of the Cordillera, the Steering Committee of the World Forum of Indigenous Peoples of IFAD, the Steering Committee of the World Call to Action on the Right to Land, and our General Assembly.