The International Tibet Network’s Steering Committee is responsible for setting policy, ensuring the Network meets its financial and legal commitments and hiring the Executive Director. Steering Committee members are elected from all the regions of the world where there are Tibet Groups (six continents).

Dhardon Sharling Co-Chair


Composition of the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee consists of representatives elected by the International Tibet Network’s member organisations on a regional basis. The Tibetan Government in Exile appoints a two-person liaison for purposes of assuring dialogue, consultation and co-ordination. The International Tibet Network operates independently of the Tibetan Government in Exile, and its two-person liaison representatives have no voting rights on the Steering Committee. The number of seats on the Steering Committee for each region is set out below. This structure takes into consideration the number of groups, the number of countries with groups and the number of United Nations member states in each region.



United States 4
Western Europe (two seats reserved for French-speaking areas) 4
South Asia 3
Central & South America 2
Rest of Asia 1
Central & Eastern Europe,Russia & CIS 2
Northern Europe 1
Canada 1
Australasia 1
Africa & Middle East 1
Sub-total: 20
+ Observers from Tibetan Government in Exile 2
Total (Maximun) 22

Current Steering Committee Members are as follows (Name in alphabetical order, country and region they represent)


Günther Cologna
Italy (Western Europe)

Susan Dayan Israel (Middle East and Africa)

Susan Dayan
Israel (Middle East and Africa)


Migmar Dolma Dhakyel
Switzerland (Western Europe)


Kyinzom Dhongdue
Australia (Australasia)


Tenzin Dolkar


Sandra Erickson
Brazil (Central and South America)

Natasha Inozemtseva (C&E Europe and Russia)

Natasha Inozemtseva
Russia (Central & Eastern Europe and Russia)


Bhutila Karpoche


Lee Penghsuan
Taiwan (Rest of Asia)


Nyima Lhamo
India (South Asia)


Younten Phuntsok
Poland (Central and Eastern Europe)

Migmar Wangdu Raith Switzerland (Western Europe)

Migmar Wangdu Raith
Switzerland (Western Europe)


Dulce Rico
Mexico (Central & South America)

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Wangchuk Shakabpa


Tenzin Dhardon Sharling
India (South Asia) | Co Chair

Dorjee Tsetan India (South Asia)

Dorjee Tseten
India (South Asia)


Rinzin Tsomo
Sweden (Northern Europe)


Baptiste Vallon
France (French-speaking Western Europe)

Giovanni Vassallo USA

Giovanni Vassallo


Sonam Dagpo
Observer, representing the Tibetan Government in Exile

Tsering Wangchuk, Observer Representing the Tibetan Government in Exile

Tsering Wangchuk
Observer Representing the Tibetan Government in Exile

Steering committee members of the International Tibet Network with staff and observers from different NGOs at the Annual General Meeting in London, November 2014.

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