She is currently a Senior Policy Advisor with the Forest Peoples Programme (UK). She is co-lead author of Local Biodiversity Outlooks: Contributions of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020) and to renewing nature and cultures.
Previously Team Leader of the Indigenous Peoples and Biodiversity Programme at Tebtebba Foundation and as Executive Secretary of the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests. She has served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Scientific Advisory Board (UNSAB), Commissioner on the World Commission on Dams. She is a current member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food) and the UNESCO Advisory Committee on Open Science.