Panelist: Pasang Dolma Sherpa
Pasang Dolma Sherpa, Executive Director of Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Research & Development (CIPRED) has been working with Indigenous Peoples, Women and Local Communities for the promotion and recognition of the traditional knowledge, cultural values and customary institutions that contributed for natural resource management, climate change resilience and sustainable development at local, national and global levels for more than a decade. Ms. Sherpa has obtained her PhD at Kathmandu University in 2018 on Climate Change Education and its Interfaces with Indigenous Knowledge. She has already contributed more than dozens of research-based articles and book chapters in relation to the area of her interest at national and international publications. In addition, Ms Sherpa has served on the board of Forest Carbon Partnership Facilities (FCPF)-World Bank and Board of UN-REDD representing Asia and Pacific as well as led as Co-Chair of International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC). It is also worth noting that Ms. Sherpa is a former Co-Chair and member of Facilitative Working Group of Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Platform (LCIP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ) and Chair of Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples’ Customary and Environmental Laws and Human Rights (SPICEH) of CEESP-IUCN, Advisory Board Member of Canada Mountain Assessment (CMA), Advisory Board Member of One Ocean Hub, Expert member of the National Coordination Committee of REDD Implementation Center (RIC) of Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoFE) in Nepal, Visiting Faculty at Kathmandu University and affiliated with different networks/ organizations both at national and global levels.