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Nonette Royo  

Human Rights & Environmental Lawyer; Indigenous Peoples Activist

Nonette Royo is a human rights and environmental lawyer, activist and author. Specializing in Indigenous Peoples, land rights, environment, and natural resources management in South East Asia and Pacific regions, Royo works to help Indigenous Peoples and local communities secure their land rights. She is also known for her work with forest and climate organizations, as well as her fight for women’s legal rights. Royo has helped design and implement multiple funding portfolios for local communities and Indigenous Peoples.

She is the executive director of the Tenure Facility, an organization focused on securing land and forest rights for Indigenous peoples and local communities. Specifically, Tenure funds projects working to secure land rights while reducing conflict, driving sustainable development, improving human rights and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

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