TKI Faculty Profile | Rahera Noa
Rahera Noa, a New Zealand national, is a Project Coordinator at the United Nations University - Institute of Advanced Studies. 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, 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 was previously the Director of Call of the Earth Llamado de la Tierra. Rahera’s prior experiences include working for 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 recent 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