Executive Director of Center for Indigenous Peoples’ Research & Development (CIPRED), she has worked with Indigenous Peoples, Women and Local Communities for the recognition of their knowledge, cultural values and customary institutions that contribute to sustainable management of forests, ecosystem, biodiversity and climate resilience for more than a decade. Ms. Sherpa has a PhD from Kathmandu University, on Climate Change Education and its Interfaces with Indigenous Knowledge. She has served as Co-Chair of IIPFCC, Co-Chair of the FWG of LCIP of the UNFCCC, to the board of UN-REDD, Participant Committee of FCPF, World Bank. Presently, she is member of FWG, LCIP of UNFCCC and Chair of Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples’ Customary and Environmental Laws and Human Rights (SPICEH) of CEESP-IUCN, visiting faculty at Kathmandu University as well as representing in different forums, networks and institutions both at national and international levels.
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