Joji Cariño began work as an activist and analyst of indigenous peoples' issues in her native Philippines, focusing on dams projects in the Cordillera region. Over 25 years she has worked as an active campaigner and advocate of indigenous peoples' human rights. She now works for the Tebtebba Foundation (Indigenous Centre for International Policy, Research, and Education). Well known for defending the interests of tribal and other indigenous peoples and minorities, she has effectively carried her agenda into global forums. She was a Commissioner with the World Commission on Dams.
Source: http://www.unep.org/dams/documents/default.asp?documentid=393 Areas of Environmental Action: Dams