Women in the world – IWECI Summit delegate series
Featuring the 100 women attending the International Women’s Earth and Climate Summit along with Natalie Isaacs, 1MW CEO and Founder, in New York from September 20-23.
Ms. Pasang Dolma Sherpa serves the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) as the National Coordinator of the Climate Change REDD Program in Nepal since June 2009.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Sincere, committed and hardworking person
Tell us a little about the work you do and what you are doing at present?
I have been working as National Coordinator for Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) Global Climate Change REDDPartnership Program in Nepal. I also represent Asia and Pacific Indigenous Peoples at UN REDD Policy Board and have been closely following UNFCCC negotiations since 2009.
At the moment, I am on the mission along with 97 women by establishing Mahila Sahayatra, a microfinance institution, to promote women entrepreneurs with self-dignity and sustainable development in Nepal.
What inspires you?
Indigenous peoples have been playing a major role in addressing impacts of climate change through sustainable forest management and traditional livelihood practices. However, climate change policies and programs have failed to acknowledge this fact. Consequently, adverse impacts of climate change are increasingly taking toll on indigenous peoples’ traditional livelihood practices, knowledge system and symbiotic relationship with natural resources, including forest, and biodiversity. It is these realizations that have inspired me to work on issues and concerns of indigenous peoples in relation to climate change.
What are you most looking forward to about the 100 Women and Earth Climate Summit?
- Talking about the issues and challenges that they have faced while addressing adverse effects of climate change.
- The ways in which relevant policies and programs address these issues and challenges.
- Status of women at national and local levels.
- Women’s role in transferring cultural practices to new generations and how relevant stakeholders, including government agencies are taking it into account.
Do you have a message or a tip for our 1 Million Women community about how to live with the least impact on the planet?
Share with the world your experience and knowledge, and the key role that women have played for sustainable natural resources management, livelihoods, and transfer of knowledge to the new generations. Practical experiences are a source of knowledge to be recognized and ensured by relevant policies and programs of climate change both at national and international levels. Continue best practices and influence the world to follow them, so as to make it possible to live with least climate change impacts on the planet!!
- A bit more: Before she joined the NEFIN, Ms. Pasang Dolma Sherpa was working as lecturer at Kathmandu University and had been teaching Environmental Education and Sustainable Development, incorporating issues of climate change and gender and other related topics. She was also engaged in the field of social entrepreneurship, community radio programs and eco-tourism for more than a decade after the completion of her Master of Arts and Master of Philosophy in Development Studies. Ms. Sherpa has already contributed to more than 20 articles in both national and international magazines, journals and books as an author since 2005.
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