Mirna Cunningham Kain
Indigenous Mískitu, educator and physician with a public health specialty, and is Chair of the Center for the Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People (CADPI).
Dr. Mirna Cunningham is an indigenous Mískitu educator and physician specialised public health, and Chair of the Center for the Autonomy and Development of Indigenous People (CADPI). In 2011, she chaired the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and in 2014 she was FAO's Special Ambassador for the International Year of Family Agriculture and Adviser to the President of the UN General Assembly for the UN World Conference in the World's Indigenous Peoples in the same year. Currently, she chairs AWID - Association for the Rights of Women and Development - and the Indigenous Fund "Diferentes formas de aprender y conocer". She is also a member of the Board in The Hunger Project, the UN Trust Fund for Indigenous Peoples, the Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) and the Indigenous People's Support Fund at IFAD - (IPAF).