Pasang Dolma Sherpa, executive director of the Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Research and Development (CIPRED), has worked with Indigenous peoples, women and local communities for the recognition of the Indigenous peoples’ knowledge, cultural values and customary institutions that contributed to sustainable management of forest, ecosystem, biodiversity and climate resilience for more than a decade. Her work includes a focus on climate issues of Sherpas in the Himalayas, as well as global policy work on loss and damage. Sherpa obtained her PhD at Kathmandu University in 2018 on climate change education and its interfaces with Indigenous knowledge. She has served multiple organizations, including Co-chair of the International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC), Co-chair of the Facilitative Working Group (FWG) of Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples’ Platform (LCIP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Board member of UN-REDD, Participant Committee of FCPF, World Bank.
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