CENESTA/ and UNPFII
Hanieh Moghani is the Expert member and Vice-chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and a member of the advisory board to the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. She holds a Doctorate in International Law, specializing in the effect of new technologies on farmers’ rights to seed production and trade. She also holds a master’s degree in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, focusing on food security.
With over a decade of experience, she participated in more than 20 national and international projects with Indigenous nomadic pastoralists and local communities. She is an advocate, legal counsel, community facilitator, educator, and activist, working at the interface of science, policy, and society, with expertise in developing political, economic, and ecosystem analysis models for complex problems involving water, energy, food, climate, and environment to derive policy, law and governance insights.