TKI Faculty Profile | Rahera Noa
Rahera Noa, a New Zealand national, is a Project Coordinator at the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. As Project Coordinator for the Traditional Knowledge Initiative (TKI), Rahera is primarily responsible for monitoring the implementation of TKI projects across a wide range of thematic areas including traditional knowledge and climate change including savanna fire management practices, marine management, access to genetic resources and benefit sharing. Rahera is from the Atihaunui-a-Paparangi, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Nga Puhi and Hauraki tribes (Maori) of the North Island of New Zealand. She has degrees in Spanish and law and is a qualified lawyer in the High Court of New Zealand. Rahera’s prior experiences include working in the international non-government organization space on indigenous issues including eye health, the New Zealand Government in the areas of operational policy and auditing with a particular focus on capacity building initiatives for Maori communities and Amnesty International in San Jose, Costa Rica.
A selection of publications related to traditional knowledge available online include:
Publications (Conference Proceedings, Policy Briefs, etc):
Vierros, M, Tawake, A., Hickey, F., Tiraa, A. and Noa, R. (2010). Traditional Marine Management Areas of the Pacific in the Context of National and International Law and Policy. Darwin, Australia: United Nations University – Traditional Knowledge Initiative. ISBN: 978-0-9807084-6-2 (print), 978-0-9807084-7-9 (pdf).
K Galloway McLean, A Ramos-Castillo, T Gross, S Johnston, M Vierros, R Noa (2009). Indigenous Peoples’ Global Summit on Climate Change. Report of the Indigenous Peoples' Global Summit on Climate Change, 20-24 April 2009, Anchorage, Alaska. ISBN: 978-0-9807084-2-4