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Curriculum Vitae Birgitte Feiring

Name: Birgitte Feiring
Nationality: Danish
Year of Birth: 1964
Contact: Birgitte Feiring, Valbygårdsvej 70 B, 2500 Valby, Denmark
Tel: +45-30292030
E-mail: bfeiring@gmail.com
Skype ID: Birgitte Feiring

Education: M.Sc. Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Language skills:

Speaking Reading Writing
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Spanish Excellent Excellent Excellent
French Fair Good Poor
Danish Mother tongue

Key Qualifications:

Broad and multi-faceted experience with human rights and sustainable development, particularly:

  • Human rights-based approaches to realising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; in-depth knowledge of SDGs and targets, follow-up and review, indicators and data
  • Indigenous peoples’ human rights as enshrined in ILO Convention No. 169 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including implementation strategies at international, national and local levels; application of provisions regarding consultation, participation and consent; land, territories and resources; monitoring and assessment.
  • Climate change; REDD+; land rights; natural resource management
  • Management, strategy development and programming; capacity-building and training; analysis and evaluation; partnerships and inter-agency collaboration.

Professional experience:

2015 – present: Department Director, Sustainable Development, Danish Institute for Human Rights

2010-2015: Charapa Consult. Specialized advice to a range of clients within the field of indigenous peoples’ rights, sustainable development, environmental protection, forest management and climate change. Clients included the International Labour Organisation, Rainforest Foundation UK, Gobierno Territorial Rama y Kriol, International Fund for Agricultural Development, UN-REDD Programme, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Tebtebba Foundation, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Forest Peoples Programme, SwedBio, GIZ, European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights, International Land Coalition, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, World Bank, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Greenland Government, United Nations Development Programme, Norad, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, Danida

2004-2010: ILO, Chief Technical Advisor. Overall management of global programme to promote and implement ILO Convention No. 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples.

2000-204: Charapa Consult. Specialised advice. Clients included Danida, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, United Nations Development Programme, Minority Rights Group, Rainforest Foundation, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.

2000: Anthropological field work in the Peruvian Amazon.

1997-1998: Seconded National Expert, European Commission, Directorate-general for Development. Responsibility for the development of the EU policy on indigenous peoples and development co-operation