Jennifer Tauli Corpuz
Global Policy and Advocacy Lead, Nia Tero
Jennifer Tauli Corpuz, from the Kankana-ey Igorot Indigenous People of Mountain Province in the Philippines, is a lawyer by profession and is Managing Director, Policy for Nia Tero, a US-based foundation that supports Indigenous guardianship of territory and culture worldwide.
She is the former coordinator of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Policy Advocacy Program of Tebtebba – Indigenous Peoples’ International Center for Policy Research and Education. She is passionate about developing capacities of the next generation of Indigenous leaders.
Jennifer graduated from the UP College of Law and obtained her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the Indigenous Peoples’ Law and Policy (IPLP) Program of The University of Arizona at Tucson, Arizona. She was the 2012 Indigenous Intellectual Property Fellow at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and since then has been an active participant in the WIPO IGC negotiations on the protection of traditional knowledge. She was involved as negotiator and expert for the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB), representing indigenous peoples, at the negotiations leading to the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).