Renowned Indigenous Rights Activist Joins Hunger Project Board of Directors

October 6, 2015

Renowned indigenous rights activist, Dr. Mirna Cunningham, has been appointed as the newest member of The Hunger Project’s Global Board of Directors.

Dr. Cunningham is an indigenous Miskita from Nicaragua and an important leader for indigenous and human rights. After serving as a teacher in Nicaragua, Dr. Cunningham became the first female Miskita doctor and the first woman governor of the autonomous region. She served as Chair of the UN Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues from 2011 until 2013. In addition, she was the first indigenous woman to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. One of Dr. Cunningham’s most notable accomplishments is her co-authorship of the UN’s first-ever “State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples’ Report.”

Dr. Cunningham comes to The Hunger Project with great educational and leadership experience. She will undoubtedly be a great asset to the Global Board, helping strengthen The Hunger Project’s commitment to Latin American development and the empowerment of indigenous communities moving forward.

The Hunger Project is honored to welcome Dr. Mirna Cunningham’s to our Global Board of Directors.

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