Formal UNFPII nominee and Indigenous Peoples representative 


Hanieh Moghani is a Researcher, Legal Counsel, and University Lecturer in Iran. 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 to advocate for recognition of Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas and Territories (ICCAs), and for their rights to access and manage traditionally occupied territories and natural resources for ecosystem restoration. 

Her work examines Indigenous Peoples’ expertise in traditional knowledge, seed management, and food sovereignty, and highlights promising practices in climate adaptation, water management, and agriculture. She aims to work with Indigenous peoples and local communities to end poverty and hunger, improve nutrition and biodiversity protection, and guarantee the intellectual property of Indigenous traditional knowledge. 

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