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).

Lhadon Tethong,

Co-Chair

Günther Cologna,

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.

Region

Seats

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 (In alphabetical order by first name, country and region they represent)

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Adam Pantouw
(East & South East Asia)

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Carlos Ramón Bautista Dávila
Mexico (Central & South America)

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Dolma Yangchen
India (South Asia)

Dorjee Tsetan India (South Asia)

Dorjee Tseten
India (South Asia)

Giovanni Vassallo USA

Giovanni Vassallo
(USA)

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Günther Cologna
Italy (Western Europe) | Co Chair

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Han Vandenabeele
Belgium (Western Europe)

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Kyinzom Dhongdue
Australia (Australasia)

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Lhadon Tethong
(USA) | Co Chair

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Martin Bursik
Czech Republic (Central & Eastern Europe and Russia)

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Migmar Dolma Dhakyel
Germany (Western Europe)

Migmar Wangdu Raith Switzerland (Western Europe)

Migmar Wangdu Raith
Switzerland (Western Europe)

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Narender Kumar
India (South Asia)

Natasha Inozemtseva (C&E Europe and Russia)

Natasha Inozemtseva
Russia (Central & Eastern Europe and Russia)

NgawangChoedak

Ngawang Choedak
Sweden (Northern Europe)

Sandra

Sandra Erickson
Brazil (Central and South America)

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Sonam Dagpo
Observer, representing the Tibetan Government in Exile

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Tenzin Donzey, TSG Liaison Officer
Observer Representing the Tibetan Government in Exile

Susan Dayan Israel (Middle East and Africa)

Susan Dayan
Israel (Middle East and Africa)

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Tenzin Jigme
(USA) | Chief Financial Officer

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Tenzin Nawang Tekan
(Canada)

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Wangchuk Shakabpa
(USA)

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Steering Committee members of the International Tibet Network with staff and alternates at the Annual General Meeting in Brussels, September 2016.

To contact any of the International Tibet Network Steering Committee, please email: mail@tibetnetwork.org or go to Contact Us.